RADIOLOGY NEWS
Large Google Health study gives boost to breast AI
January 2, 2020 -- A Google Health study involving nearly 29,000 mammograms from the U.K. and U.S. has provided fresh evidence that artificial intelligence (AI) can be as effective as human radiologists at detecting breast cancer. The findings were published in Nature on 1 January.  Discuss
Novel method detects metastases in endometrial cancer
December 31, 2019 -- Swedish researchers have found that using ultrasound together with endometrial biopsy results and clinical characteristics helps predict the risk of lymph node metastases in endometrial cancer patients before surgery. They presented their findings in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Discuss
Top 10 AuntMinnieEurope stories for 2019
December 30, 2019 -- MRI safety shot to the very top of the news agenda and priority list of the European medical imaging community during 2019. It accounted for our top four most-viewed articles over the past 12 months.  Discuss
Virtual reality calms anxious patients ahead of imaging
December 24, 2019 -- Earlier this month, the French Society of Radiology and two other national organizations gave their annual prize in innovative medical imaging to virtual reality startup HypnoVR. So, what lay behind their decision?  Discuss
Sinitsyn: Get ready for AI and the next big leap forward
December 23, 2019 -- Radiologists must be fully prepared for the next big technological leap forward that will be brought on by the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI), according to Prof. Valentin Sinitsyn, president of the Russian Society of Radiology.  Discuss
Meet the EuroMinnies 2020 semifinal candidates
December 20, 2019 -- The list of candidates for the second edition of the EuroMinnies award scheme is now available. The EuroMinnies recognize the best and brightest in European radiology, and our second annual campaign includes candidates in eight categories, ranging from Most Influential Radiology Researcher to Best New Radiology Vendor.  Discuss
Dutch refine use of PET to predict cancer therapy outcome
December 20, 2019 -- Researchers from the Netherlands are edging closer to proving the value of zirconium-89 immuno-PET as a noninvasive approach to predicting the effectiveness of therapy for cancerous tumors. Their findings have appeared in the December edition of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Hitachi approves plan to sell medical division to Fujifilm
December 19, 2019 -- The directors of Japanese firm Hitachi have supported the sale of its Hitachi Medical division to Fujifilm. The acquisition means two second-tier medical imaging vendors will join forces to create a global business that can compete with the largest multimodality companies.  Discuss
BMJ: Dutch MRI sex study retains appeal 20 years on
December 19, 2019 -- In a special Christmas edition, a former BMJ editor has reflected on the 20th anniversary of one of the journal's most popular articles: MRI of male and female genitals during coitus and female sexual arousal.  Discuss
Deep learning boosts prediction of breast cancer risk
December 18, 2019 -- Swedish researchers are convinced an artificial intelligence algorithm that analyzes negative screening mammography exams can produce more accurate forecasts of a woman's future risk of breast cancer than models based on breast density measurements. They published their results online on 17 December in Radiology.  Discuss