RADIOLOGY NEWS
When buttock fillers and injections go wrong
January 19, 2021 -- Silicone fillers and injections may seem like an easy way to achieve the perfect buttock shape without surgery, but the long-term consequences can be disastrous. More clinics are seeing patients in need of urgent help, particularly in developing nations, and MRI is playing a central role in these cases.  Discuss
Global radiology training gets set for change
January 18, 2021 -- A new educational course spearheaded by the Australian-based charity Radiology Across Borders promises to improve patient access to imaging services worldwide. Aimed mostly at those in the developing world or remote areas, it will focus on safety and interpretation of common pathologies.  Discuss
SPECT exams fell sharply in first wave of pandemic
January 18, 2021 -- An 80% drop in the volume of SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging studies occurred in spring 2020 as nonessential procedures were postponed, according to a report published by the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Discuss
French team hits the right note in thyroid study
January 15, 2021 -- A research group from Tours, France, has reported the initial success of a thyroid cancer screening technique called vocal passive elastography. The method can detect abnormally stiff tissues on ultrasound when participants sing the "eeee" sound.  Discuss
Imaging mourns loss of cardiac pioneer Simon Rees
January 14, 2021 -- Dr. Simon Rees, the eminent cardiac radiologist and educator, has died. We pay tribute to the man who helped care for the British royal family, who was the only doctor on duty when a major air disaster occurred, and whose overwhelming passion outside of radiology was hunting.  Discuss
Hybrid imaging gives boost to ovarian biopsies
January 13, 2021 -- Investigators from the University of Cambridge in the U.K. have used a targeted, ultrasound-guided tissue biopsy method that superimposed CT images with tumor habitat maps onto ultrasound images in patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer.  Discuss
CT proves indispensable in lung transplant cases
January 12, 2021 -- Radiologists from the hospital that carried out the first lung transplant in France on a COVID-19 patient have shared their experiences and knowledge of how imaging can help to improve outcome and minimize the risk of rejection of the transplanted organ.  Discuss
Belgian team develops novel way to assess fatigue
January 12, 2021 -- A research group from Belgium has successfully tested a nonintrusive technique to objectively measure the tiredness levels of radiologists. Their ultimate goal is to improve fatigue detection algorithms and make them more reliable.  Discuss
Lung CT scans help predict COVID-19 mortality risk
January 12, 2021 -- Investigators have found that volumetric analysis of lung consolidation on chest CT scans can be used to forecast the risk of COVID-19 patients dying in the hospital and aid in management decisions. They published their results online on 6 January in European Journal of Radiology Open.  Discuss
What does it take to do great research?
January 11, 2021 -- Top researchers must be committed and intellectually able, establish a strong track record, and perform well in audits, according to oncology imaging expert Prof. Fiona Gilbert. Along with Dr. Erika Denton and Prof. Amaka Offiah, she has given practical research tips in a free podcast.  Discuss