Dutch team assesses value of breast MRI in 4-year screening intervals
October 1, 2021 -- A research group from the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam has reported that MRI screening every four years is about 12% more cost-effective than mammography every two years for women with dense breasts. Read More
What impact has COVID-19 had on training and education in Europe?
September 30, 2021 -- To plan for the future, we urgently need more information about the pandemic's impact on training and education, writes Prof. Dr. Christian Loewe. He presents the results of a recent survey that assesses attitudes to face-to-face congresses and e-learning. Read More
Spotlight falls on abdominal ultrasound delays
September 29, 2021 -- A seven-month delay in completing a referral for an abdominal ultrasound scan was "unacceptable" in a case involving a woman later found to have neuroendocrine cancer, according to a report by the New Zealand Health and Disability Commissioner. Read More
Do inadvertent breast scans pose risk for pregnant women?
September 29, 2021 -- Portuguese researchers have found that digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis inadvertently performed during pregnancy do not pose a significant radiation risk for pregnant women or their fetuses. Read More
Tribunal finds radiologist guilty of misconduct over prescribing
September 28, 2021 -- An interventional radiologist who prescribed anabolic steroids, testosterone, and growth hormones has been suspended for 20 months, according to Australian media reports. Read More
SCOT-HEART team presents latest findings on cardiac CT
September 28, 2021 -- Coronary artery calcification is a marker of cardiovascular risk, but what is its association with qualitatively and quantitatively assessed plaque subtypes? In its most recent analysis, the award-winning Scottish CT of the Heart (SCOT-HEART) trial research team has given some answers. Read More
Swedish MRI study offers new clues to causes of atrial fibrillation
September 27, 2021 -- Researchers from Gothenburg in Sweden have found that atrial fibrillation was associated with a history of symptomatic stroke and brain pathologic markers, such as large infarcts, lacunes, and silent brain infarcts. Read More
French team develops cardiac MRI technique for COVID-19 detection
September 27, 2021 -- Investigators from Bordeaux, France, have used a high-resolution cardiac MRI technique to diagnose myocardial injuries in patients with COVID-19. They published their results on 18 September in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
GE to acquire ultrasound firm BK Medical for 1.3B euros
September 23, 2021 -- GE Healthcare has signed a deal to acquire specialty ultrasound and surgical visualization developer BK Medical for $1.45 billion U.S. (1.23 billion euros). GE said the acquisition will help its $3 billion (2.6 billions euros) ultrasound business expand into surgical and therapeutic interventions. Read More
Novel x-ray method promises dramatic cut in radiation dose
September 23, 2021 -- Contrast-enhanced digital mammography with monochromatic x-rays provides a simpler and more effective imaging technique at substantially lower radiation dose, two global researchers wrote in the European Journal of Radiology on 18 September. Read More