RADIOLOGY NEWS
How do Italian radiologists really feel about AI?
May 19, 2020 -- Radiologists in Italy tend to view artificial intelligence (AI) positively and believe that they won't be replaced by the technology, according to a nationwide survey. But many of them are also concerned that AI could diminish their professional reputation.  Discuss
French team shines light on liver cancer survival
May 18, 2020 -- Researchers from near Paris have shown that hepatobiliary MR contrast agent uptake can predict survival in patients with resectable hepatocellular carcinoma as well as F-18 FDG PET/CT can. They published their findings on 13 May in European Radiology.  Discuss
Novel PET tracer can aid Alzheimer's detection
May 15, 2020 -- Swedish and Dutch researchers have predicted that a new PET tracer called RO-948 may become the standard method for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease. They published their findings on 11 May in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
What are radiology trainees doing in the COVID-19 crisis?
May 14, 2020 -- Radiology trainees are having to get used to a whole new way of working that may include redeployment to another unit at short notice, according to a podcast produced by a team of U.K. trainees about how the pandemic is transforming their lives.  Discuss
Breast screening set to resume soon in Sweden and Hungary
May 13, 2020 -- An imaging facility in Sweden plans to restart breast cancer screening in the next week or two, and clinics across Hungary expect to start screening patients regularly from 1 June, expert sources have revealed to AuntMinnieEurope.com.  Discuss
Is COVID-19 nature's fight back against human hubris?
May 12, 2020 -- The main lesson from the pandemic that tortures all of us is that nature consistently fights back against the excessive pride and arrogance of humans, the Maverinck writes. We've made progress in medicine and technology, but we've lost compassion and mercy, he believes.  Discuss
Heidelberg team adds support to clinical use of spectral CT
May 12, 2020 -- Reduced-dose dual-layer spectral CT is feasible in routine practice, despite the required higher tube potential, researchers from Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany, have found in a study published online on 11 May by European Radiology.  Discuss
New Swedish study proves breast screening's value
May 11, 2020 -- A new study of mammography screening in Sweden may not settle the debate over whether screening or therapy should get the credit for the drop in breast cancer mortality, but it does cast a vote in mammography's favor by finding a 41% mortality reduction.  Discuss
How medical imaging can adapt to life after COVID-19
May 11, 2020 -- As the COVID-19 crisis recedes, radiology departments will return to normal operations. But the transition will not be as easy as flipping a switch, and they will have to balance clinical assessment, ethical judgment, and logistical planning, write Irish and U.S. authors.  Discuss
Chest x-ray scoring gains momentum in COVID-19 cases
May 8, 2020 -- Investigators from Brescia, Italy, have revealed details of their chest x-ray scoring system for evaluating and tracking COVID-19 findings. They unveiled their results on 1 May in La Radiologia Medica.  Discuss