RADIOLOGY NEWS
Will 2nd COVID-19 wave be worse than the 1st?
June 25, 2020 -- The experiences of Singapore suggest the second wave of COVID-19 cases may be far worse than the first wave, and hospitals must prepare now to cope with a growing influx of patients, Dr. Lionel Cheng warned at an RSNA webinar on 19 June.  Discuss
Novel transducer design can boost elastography outcome
June 24, 2020 -- German researchers have developed a 3D-printed device with built-in pressure sensors that fits around an ultrasound transducer and can acquire accurate shear-wave elastography measurements for breast imaging and other applications. They published their results on 15 June in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
What's whole-body CT's place in trauma imaging?
June 24, 2020 -- In certain circumstances, whole-body CT can be an effective way to image trauma patients presenting in the emergency room, even though it imparts more radiation than other imaging modalities, according to an article published on 2 June in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Free training tool can bolster COVID-19 detection on CT
June 23, 2020 -- Evidence from users based in 145 countries suggests an online diagnostic training tool is showing considerable initial promise as a way of improving the capacity to detect early-stage COVID-19 on chest CT. The Australian-led project has identified important regional discrepancies, however.  Discuss
Pandemic causes major change in x-ray equipment market
June 22, 2020 -- Chest x-ray examinations have become important for diagnosing and tracking the progression of late-stage COVID-19, and this promises to shake up the global market for radiography and fluoroscopy systems, writes analyst Imogen Fitt.  Discuss
Siemens unveils high-end x-ray unit
June 22, 2020 -- Siemens Healthineers is pushing ahead with the global market launch of a premium digital radiography machine called Ysio X.pree. The system is designed to help automate x-ray image acquisition and interpretation.  Discuss
AI identifies unexpected findings in radiology reports
June 22, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can identify radiology reports that contain unexpected findings with a high level of accuracy, potentially enabling clinicians to be informed sooner about important results, Spanish researchers have reported.  Discuss
ESR seeks changes to Europe's AI white paper
June 22, 2020 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has welcomed the European Commission's recent white paper on artificial intelligence (AI), but it is calling on European institutions to consider a number of suggestions aimed at facilitating the safe development and adoption of AI technology in healthcare.  Discuss
Swiss team sheds light on knee injuries in adolescents
June 19, 2020 -- Researchers from the University of Zurich have evaluated knee problems in over 100 young competitive alpine skiers. Their analysis may help clinicians better recognize distal femoral cortical irregularities and enable young people to avoid invasive procedures.  Discuss
Low uptake hampers resumption of breast screening
June 18, 2020 -- The reluctance of women to take up breast cancer screening invitations remains a serious issue for organizers of programs in Germany and Sweden, as they seek to clear the backlog of examinations and implement new procedures. Uptake of screening is as low as 30% in some regions, and maintaining patient throughput is proving difficult too, they say.  Discuss