RADIOLOGY NEWS
Should keepsake ultrasound be regulated?
July 28, 2020 -- Ultrasound professionals are calling for more regulation of fetal sonography amid the continued growth of souvenir outlets that provide services for pregnant women, according to an article posted on 23 July in the BMJ. For a fee of up to 250 pounds (274 euros), shops offer a variety of nondiagnostic fetal ultrasound products, including "4D bonding scans" and mementos.  Discuss
Trauma experts share top CT tips at ECR 2020
July 27, 2020 -- Mass casualty incidents are rare, but preparedness and optimum use of CT are vital for any medical imaging professional on the front line treating high casualty numbers with limited resources, international experts told attendees at a special session during ECR 2020.  Discuss
Spanish group compares ultrasound vs. CT for COVID-19
July 24, 2020 -- A group from Spain that was on the frontlines in the battle with COVID-19 compared lung ultrasound to CT in a study published on 13 July in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. They believe that ultrasound has enough advantages to support its use as a first-line modality.  Discuss
U.K. group hopes to boost CT image quality with lower dose
July 23, 2020 -- U.K. researchers have developed a new CT scanning method that produces the same image quality while also reducing radiation dose, according to a study published on 23 July in Physical Review Applied.  Discuss
Is biennial CT lung screening safe for high-risk people?
July 23, 2020 -- A new European CT lung cancer screening trial is set to shed light on remaining questions surrounding the implementation of screening on a widespread basis, such as whether it is safe to extend screening intervals to two years. Data on the research were presented at ECR 2020.  Discuss
Molecular imaging mourns death of Stanford's Gambhir
July 23, 2020 -- The molecular imaging and radiology communities are mourning the death of Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, PhD, the chair of radiology at Stanford University, who died of cancer on 18 July. He was 57.  Discuss
Researchers tackle interval breast cancer at ECR 2020
July 22, 2020 -- Interval breast cancers pose a thorny problem for clinicians and women alike, since they often manifest in more aggressive and deadly forms. At the recent virtual edition of ECR 2020, a number of researchers reported findings from clinical studies that investigated how to reduce the interval cancer rate -- and what technology best classifies interval cancers.  Discuss
Italian group assesses POCUS lung scans for COVID-19
July 22, 2020 -- Physicians from Italy found that initial lung scans with point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) could predict which patients with COVID-19 might be at a greater risk of death, according to a prospective study published on 15 July in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
ECR 2020: COVID-19's impact in Spain, Italy, U.K.
July 21, 2020 -- Since it hit early this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected radiology in many countries in Europe, particularly Spain, Italy, and the U.K., according to a special session held on 17 July at ECR 2020.  Discuss
New website aims to help radiologists find AI software
July 21, 2020 -- A group from Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, has launched a website to help radiologists find and learn about the radiology artificial intelligence (AI) software applications that are commercially available in Europe.  Discuss