Is contrast mammo or contrast MRI best for breast cancer?
June 14, 2022 -- Contrast-enhanced mammography and contrast-enhanced MRI (CE-MRI) show comparable performance when it comes to identifying breast cancer, but CE-MRI is more sensitive, an Austrian study has found. Read More
AI tool shows promise in stenosis detection in vulnerable patients
June 14, 2022 -- A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool can accurately detect coronary CT angiography images of the arteries with significant stenoses, flagging them for priority reading by a human expert in a few seconds, a French expert has reported. Read More
Ukrainian refugee doctors seek to 'give back' to host countries
June 13, 2022 -- Dr. Nataliia Nehria has described fleeing her home city of Kyiv as Russia invaded Ukraine and raised the question of allowing Ukrainian medical diplomas to be recognized in the European Union in a speech at the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology annual meeting. Read More
Cloud-based image exchange via EHR finally helps eliminate CDs
June 13, 2022 -- You heard it here first -- the death knell of the CD as a medium for exchanging images may finally be at hand. A presenter at last week's Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine described how they implemented cloud-based image exchange built into their electronic health record (EHR). Read More
Revealed: Brain PET images show details of patients' faces
June 10, 2022 -- Could hackers use brain PET scans to recognize patients' faces? Unexpectedly, yes, and at rates high enough to warrant "de-facing" research PET images before sharing data, scientists from a prestigious international facility have reported. Read More
Radiology census reveals true scale of staff shortages in U.K.
June 9, 2022 -- The U.K. is currently short of 1,669 clinical radiologists, and over 200 vacancies have been unfilled for a year or more, according to the annual census released on 9 June by the Royal College of Radiologists. Unless urgent action is taken, the shortfall could hit 39% by 2026, equal to 3,166 clinical radiologists, the report says. Read More
Virtual conferences fall short for networking, social interaction
June 9, 2022 -- Virtual radiology conferences generally got high marks in a new international survey published in European Radiology on 2 June. But they fell short in one key area: a lack of social contact and networking opportunities. Read More
Use of metallic biopsy clips can lead to misreads in breast MRI
June 8, 2022 -- Radiologists need to remember women undergoing breast MRI often have metallic biopsy clips placed within or adjacent to a lesion, producing artifacts that can lead to misinterpretation, Austrian investigators have emphasized in new research. Read More
New research adds impetus to use of MRI in breast screening
June 8, 2022 -- A Dutch study has found that MRI screening can detect invasive breast cancers about six years earlier than mammography. The findings, based on first- and second-round invasive cancer detection rates, were presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Read More
Tips from Down Under on getting by in contrast media shortages
June 7, 2022 -- Leading Australian experts have provided practical advice on how to cope with the likely ongoing shortages of iodinated contrast agents for CT. They say it's essential to quantify contrast requirements, develop coherent strategies to rationalize its use, and review imaging protocols and practices. Read More
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