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
A tale of hope: Germans deliver aid to Ukrainian refugees
June 7, 2022 -- Radiologist Dr. Matthias Jöckel and his colleagues from Mainz have taken busloads of essential relief supplies in support of Ukraine. In an interview posted on 2 June by the German Roentgen Society (Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft, DRG), he spoke about his experiences and the team's inspiring efforts. Read More
Radiologist dies from injuries after stabbing attack in Marseille
June 6, 2022 -- Dr. Alban Gervaise, PhD, a 40-year-old radiologist from Marseille who was stabbed multiple times outside his children's school on 10 May, has died as a result of his injuries, according to reports in the French media. Read More