RADIOLOGY NEWS
Police report reveals mystery of vest in Swedish MRI case
March 13, 2020 -- The police report into the serious MRI accident in Swedish Lapland contains a series of photos of the weighted exercise vest worn by the specialist nurse who got sucked into the scanner gantry in October 2019. AuntMinnieEurope.com has obtained a copy of the report and can share some of the photos of the garment, ending months of speculation.  Discuss
PET tracks down causes of fever in children
March 13, 2020 -- In children with fever of unknown origin, imaging studies are scarce and the usefulness of FDG-PET/CT remains uncertain. Now a Dutch team has examined a large group of children in an attempt to fill the knowledge void.  Discuss
Austrian ban on meetings helps justify ECR postponement
March 12, 2020 -- Austria banned all indoor events with more than 100 participants on Tuesday, 10 March, providing apparent vindication of the decision made a week earlier by the European Society of Radiology to postpone ECR 2020. Also, passenger numbers at Vienna International Airport have dropped sharply during March.  Discuss
AI can enhance accuracy of CT scans in emphysema
March 11, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm trained and tested on more than 10,000 CT datasets acquired at over 20 clinical sites in the U.S. and Europe can provide fully automated quantification of emphysema, according to a multinational research team.  Discuss
ESR may sue authorities over ECR postponement
March 10, 2020 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is considering taking legal action against the City of Vienna and the Republic of Austria due to their alleged failure to provide clear guidance and direction over whether to call off ECR 2020.  Discuss
Ultrasound proves value in cases of pediatric colitis
March 9, 2020 -- A novel study by Italian researchers has highlighted the potential role of bowel ultrasound examinations in adding relevant prognostic information to clinical evaluation in suspected cases of acute severe colitis in children.  Discuss
Report: Radiology seminar linked to COVID-19 spread
March 6, 2020 -- Public health authorities in New South Wales, Australia, believe that a radiology seminar in the country in February could be linked to two cases of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 in physicians who tested positive for the virus after the meeting.  Discuss
Magnetized molecules monitor breast cancers
March 6, 2020 -- A new technique that uses hyperpolarized carbon-13 MRI to monitor the metabolism of different types of breast cancer can identify how rapidly a tumor is growing, U.K. researchers report. The approach could help doctors prescribe the best course of treatment and follow how patients respond.  Discuss
HIMSS cancels 2020 conference
March 5, 2020 -- Just days away from the start of its annual conference, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced on 5 March that the meeting in Orlando, Florida, would be canceled due to concerns about the novel coronavirus.  Discuss
Siemens pulls out of all trade shows in March
March 5, 2020 -- Concerns over the spread of the coronavirus have prompted Siemens Healthineers to withdraw from all trade shows during March, including next week's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting. The move follows the postponement of ECR 2020.  Discuss