AI model helps improve breast ultrasound interpretation
June 2, 2023 -- An AI algorithm may assist radiologists in improving their performance on breast ultrasound and identifying early breast cancer, according to research published on 25 May in eClinicalMedicine. Read More
Spotlight falls again on safety of CT contrast agents
June 1, 2023 -- The disturbing case of an 80-year-old woman who developed compartment syndrome of the hand following a CT scan has focused attention on the range of adverse events that can result from the use of contrast agents in clinical practice. Read More
Radiography and medical students benefit from VR training
May 31, 2023 -- Most radiography and medical students appreciate the value of virtual reality (VR) simulation-based training to learn about radiation protection in the interventional radiology suite, an Irish research group reported on 25 May in Radiography. Read More
Sharp rise occurs in referrals of young women to breast clinics
May 30, 2023 -- Increasing numbers of women under 35 are being referred to symptomatic breast clinics, resulting in greater demand for imaging services, despite unchanged and low incidence of breast cancer within this age group, researchers from Dublin have reported. Read More
Home reporting is no bed of roses or panacea for radiology
May 30, 2023 -- Home reporting can help to boost radiologists' productivity and avoid fatigue and burnout, but it requires careful planning, considerable thought, and rigorous attention to detail, according to a new 12-page free guide from the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists. Read More
Parizel: We must learn lessons from the great contrast media shortage
May 29, 2023 -- A year on from the CT contrast media supply problems that caused severe disruption to medical imaging in many parts of the world, ESR Past President Prof. Paul Parizel, PhD, and his colleagues have presented the findings of their investigation into the crisis. Read More
Delayed use of SPECT/CT can improve prostate cancer detection
May 29, 2023 -- Delaying SPECT/CT imaging by 15 hours after radiotracer injection can enable the identification of more tumors in patients with relapsed prostate cancer, a research group from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany has asserted. Read More
What's the impact of dense breasts and tumor appearance on prognosis?
May 26, 2023 -- High breast density does not have a significant impact on breast cancer survival once the cancer is established, authors from Lund University in Sweden reported on 23 May in the Breast. Read More
What can be done to predict relapse in prostate cancer cases?
May 25, 2023 -- A nomogram can help to predict relapse in patients with prostate cancer who undergo prostate specific membrane antigen PET-guided radiotherapy after prostatectomy, according to a novel study from the University of Freiburg in Germany. Read More
German group finds wide variations in radiation exposure
May 24, 2023 -- Radiation exposure is generally low among interventional radiologists who perform stroke treatments, yet shows a wide range, underscoring that further work is needed to keep doses as low as possible, a team from Heidelberg University Hospital has reported. Read More