New report adds fuel to impassioned debate on outsourcing
October 19, 2021 -- The publication of a comprehensive report that lifts the lid on the true cost of the U.K. radiology's reliance on outsourcing has generated a strong response. Clinical radiologists Drs. Giles Maskell and Paul McCoubrie give their views. Read More
Report emerges of second serious global MRI accident
October 19, 2021 -- A 60-year-old man at a South Korean hospital was killed in an MRI accident when an oxygen cylinder was carried into the scanning room during his examination, local media has reported. This is the second fatal accident in a month involving MRI, after the death of a construction worker in Utah, U.S. Read More
How to optimize MRI use in cases of appendicitis in pregnancy
October 18, 2021 -- Researchers have proposed a three-step approach to the diagnosis of appendicitis in pregnant women based on accurate appendix localization and assessment of primary and secondary signs of appendicitis using MRI, as well as keeping in mind alternative pathologies for exclusion. Read More
German group uses PET tracer to pinpoint breast cancer
October 18, 2021 -- Investigators from Muenster, Germany, have found an experimental radiotracer based on gallium-68 can help diagnose primary and metastatic tumors on PET/MRI scans in women with advanced breast cancer -- even those smaller than 1 cm. Read More
Deep learning makes clinical and diagnostic progress in otology
October 14, 2021 -- There is an urgent need to develop artificial intelligence algorithms for ear, nose, and throat applications, Dr. Loïc Gaillandre from Lille reported at the French national congress, Journées Francophones de Radiologie. Read More
11.7T MRI scanner produces 1st images in time for Halloween
October 13, 2021 -- An all-European machine dubbed "the most powerful MRI scanner in the world" has delivered its first images: a pumpkin scanned at 11.7 tesla. The plan now is to move on to patients, says Dr. Denis Le Bihan, PhD, who came up with the idea over 20 years ago. Read More
Italian study finds low patient knowledge of radiation
October 13, 2021 -- Italian researchers found that patients had a number of misconceptions about radiation used in medical imaging procedures. In fact, more than half of patients thought chest CT delivered more radiation than radiography, according to findings from a survey published on 13 October in JAMA Network Open. Read More
U.K./Dutch team finds evidence gap in automated MRI analysis of dementia
October 13, 2021 -- Investigators from leading facilities in London and the Netherlands have identified a "significant evidence gap" for the use of many available automated volumetric MRI reporting applications in the diagnosis of dementia. Read More
Is gender a serious problem in interventional radiology?
October 12, 2021 -- Gender is not an obstacle to pursuing a career in interventional radiology (IR), but men and women perceive different hurdles to IR practice, according to a survey presented on 9 October at the French national congress, Journées Francophones de Radiologie. Read More
Beets-Tan pinpoints future directions in cancer imaging
October 12, 2021 -- Where are we going in cancer imaging? Prof. Dr. Regina Beets-Tan, president of ECR 2022, addressed this question in a plenary lecture on 7 October at the 2021 European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology virtual meeting. Read More