RADIOLOGY NEWS
Imaging group extends telework ahead of 2nd COVID-19 wave
September 11, 2020 -- Extending telework to nonmedical areas of the radiology department during the COVID-19 crisis can significantly help protect staff and patients, while ensuring productivity and associated cost savings, according to Spanish researchers.  Discuss
AI software developers win big in U.K. initiative
September 10, 2020 -- Radiology-oriented artificial intelligence (AI) software figured prominently on the list of initial winners of the U.K. government's new AI in Health and Care Award, which will provide a total of 140 million pounds (154.3 million euros) in funding over three years to support the testing and evaluation of AI technology.  Discuss
Medical imaging AI market projected for strong growth
September 10, 2020 -- The world market for artificial intelligence (AI)-based clinical applications for use in medical imaging is set to reach almost $1.5 billion (1.3 billion euros) by 2024, despite a slower-than-expected uptake of these products and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Signify Research.  Discuss
European investigators shine new light on endocarditis
September 9, 2020 -- The diagnosis of infective endocarditis remains a serious clinical challenge, but F-18 FDG PET/CT is making progress and can be an extremely useful modality in these patients, with good sensitivity and specificity, three different research groups from Portugal, France, and Italy reported at the recent European Society of Cardiology virtual congress.  Discuss
CT flags COVID-19 damage missed by lung function tests
September 8, 2020 -- Although patients with COVID-19 may have heart and lung damage that's visible on CT scans, this can improve over a number of weeks, according to researchers from Austria. At the European Respiratory Society International Congress this week, they presented a prospective follow-up study of patients infected with the novel coronavirus.  Discuss
French group advocates CT for COVID-19 diagnosis
September 8, 2020 -- Investigators from Poitiers University Hospital have proposed that chest CT is a valuable investigation for initial diagnosis of COVID-19. Their findings appear to challenge current guidelines that have opposed the initial use of CT for COVID-19.  Discuss
Post-treatment SPECT/CT monitors radionuclide dose
September 7, 2020 -- A research group from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Center in Melbourne, Australia, has pioneered a technique that uses a follow-up SPECT/CT examination after radionuclide therapy to personalize the radiation dose delivered to a patient.  Discuss
U.K. team spots COVID-19 in breast MRI case
September 4, 2020 -- Staff at a leading hospital in London have diagnosed COVID-19 infection in a 68-year-old woman who underwent an MRI examination for breast cancer staging, after a radiologist spotted unusual pulmonary findings on the scan.  Discuss
German investigators highlight clinical value of PET/MRI
September 3, 2020 -- In a study of more than 1,000 examinations, German researchers found that PET/MRI improved lesion detection by over 15% compared with PET/CT in malignant bone disease and lung cancer. Also, PET/MRI reduced ionizing radiation by nearly 80% when compared with PET/CT.  Discuss
AuntMinnie announces speakers for fall virtual show
September 3, 2020 -- Radiology portal AuntMinnie.com has announced the speakers for its Fall 2020 Virtual Conference, "AI, Enterprise Imaging & Beyond." The conference will feature a lineup of radiology luminaries discussing major trends in artificial intelligence and enterprise imaging.  Discuss