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Report: Radiology seminar linked to COVID-19 spread
March 6, 2020 -- Public health authorities in New South Wales, Australia, believe that a radiology seminar in the country in February could be linked to two cases of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 in physicians who tested positive for the virus after the meeting.  Discuss
Magnetized molecules monitor breast cancers
March 6, 2020 -- A new technique that uses hyperpolarized carbon-13 MRI to monitor the metabolism of different types of breast cancer can identify how rapidly a tumor is growing, U.K. researchers report. The approach could help doctors prescribe the best course of treatment and follow how patients respond.  Discuss
HIMSS cancels 2020 conference
March 5, 2020 -- Just days away from the start of its annual conference, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced on 5 March that the meeting in Orlando, Florida, would be canceled due to concerns about the novel coronavirus.  Discuss
Siemens pulls out of all trade shows in March
March 5, 2020 -- Concerns over the spread of the coronavirus have prompted Siemens Healthineers to withdraw from all trade shows during March, including next week's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting. The move follows the postponement of ECR 2020.  Discuss
Abortion studies look set to arouse controversy
March 4, 2020 -- Two new research papers from China involving the use of ultrasound to evaluate endometrial receptivity and damage in patients who have had a so-called artificial abortion appear likely to generate debate -- not because of the findings but due to the unusual terminology employed by the authors.  Discuss
SymphonyAI buys out TeraRecon
March 4, 2020 -- TeraRecon, the advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) software developer founded by Japanese radiologists in 1997, has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by SymphonyAI, a group of business-to-business AI companies.  Discuss
Imaging experts strive to get a grip on COVID-19
March 4, 2020 -- The latest findings on how the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) presents on imaging examinations should help clinicians better diagnose it and highlight how it differs from severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome, authors write in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
ECR 2020 gets postponed until mid-July
March 3, 2020 -- Next week's European Congress of Radiology (ECR) has been called off and rescheduled for 15-19 July in Vienna. It was impossible to guarantee a safe environment for attendees due to the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to organizers of the meeting.  Discuss
Is teleradiology's growth sustainable beyond 2020?
March 3, 2020 -- Teleradiology services are thriving across the globe, but particularly in the U.K. and Ireland. Market analyst Arun Gill looks at the forces driving this expansion and assesses the key players and the opportunity offered to vendors by artificial intelligence.  Discuss
How to integrate AI into radiology workflow
March 2, 2020 -- Integrating radiology artificial intelligence (AI) technology into clinical practice changes the workflow, and successful implementation requires a thoughtful plan and the involvement of many stakeholders, according to a recent webinar held by the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics.  Discuss
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