RADIOLOGY NEWS
German group refines PET technique for prostate cancer
October 13, 2020 -- Researchers from Essen have used a PET-based optical imaging method known as Cerenkov luminescence imaging to highlight the presence of cancer cells after prostate cancer surgery. They published their results in the October edition of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Scottish team strives to speed up prostate MRI reporting
October 12, 2020 -- Radiologists in Scotland have adopted a rigorous approach to quality management to improve the scheduling and reporting of prebiopsy prostate MRI exams. They narrowly failed to meet their 2019 target of reporting 90% of all requested exams within 28 days, but feel they're heading the right way.  Discuss
Radiology develops central role in domestic violence
October 12, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a marked increase in cases of domestic violence, but radiologists can make a real difference by keeping aware of the signs, raising an alert when appropriate, and empathizing with suspected victims, according to international research published on 6 October by European Radiology.  Discuss
Compton imaging opens up new diagnostic avenues
October 9, 2020 -- Compton imaging -- originally developed by astronomers for detecting gamma ray sources -- is now under investigation for clinical imaging. A high-performance Compton camera could prove invaluable for applications within nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, researchers have found.  Discuss
Why radiology needs face-to-face contact
October 8, 2020 -- Radiology is best provided as a social (and sociable) enterprise involving frequent interactions with colleagues to request second opinions, discuss cases, provide feedback, etc. Much of that can be done without face-to-face contact, but only really if strong relationships already exist, writes Dr. Giles Maskell.  Discuss
AI helps to forecast oxygen need in COVID-19 cases
October 8, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that predicts the necessity for supplemental oxygen in COVID-19 patients is gaining acceptance globally. It uses information from chest x-rays and patient data from the electronic health record.  Discuss
Is England poised to set up community diagnostic hubs?
October 7, 2020 -- England could see the creation of "one stop shop" diagnostic centers on the high street and in retail parks, plus a doubling of CT capacity in the next five years, if a high-level, comprehensive plan proposed to the National Health Service comes to fruition.  Discuss
Space, the final frontier: France embarks on new mission
October 6, 2020 -- The French society of radiology and the country's national center for space exploration have signed a partnership, delegates learned at the French national radiology congress on 4 October. The aim is to develop imaging solutions to be sent on space flights and to collaborate on image collection and optimization, teleradiology, and training of astronauts.  Discuss
3 ways COVID-19 is transforming breast cancer care
October 5, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a negative effect on breast cancer care, according to a panel held on 3 October at the 2020 European Breast Cancer Conference. Speakers presented evidence that the pandemic is leading to less breast screening and fewer quality-of-life-enhancing procedures.  Discuss
Breast study sheds light on detection of high-risk cancers
October 5, 2020 -- Breast cancers that are detected in the interval between national screening program mammograms have a worse prognosis than those detected at the time of a screening, even if they have the same biology, researchers from the Netherlands reported at the 12th European Breast Cancer Conference on 3 October.  Discuss