It's official: Pandemic led to more stress and new work practices
July 19, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted anxiety and stress levels among radiographers and caused significant changes in working methods and workload, a U.K. study has found. Read More
POCUS decision-support algorithm aids diagnosis of transient synovitis
July 16, 2021 -- A point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) decision-support algorithm can help to identify transient synovitis in pediatric patients. It includes a set of five clinical criteria that must be met, followed by bedside ultrasonography of the hip joint. Read More
McCoubrie elaborates on golden rules for radiology reports
July 15, 2021 -- Clarity of communication lies at the heart of radiology reporting, and it's important to bear in mind that a good test is ruined by a poor report. So says Dr. Paul McCoubrie, who has spoken about his approach in a new podcast. Read More
Swedish MRI study adds momentum to prostate cancer screening
July 14, 2021 -- A group from the Karolinska in Stockholm has reported that using MRI for prostate cancer screening finds clinically significant cancer and reduces unnecessary biopsies. The team published its results on 9 July in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More
Concern grows in Ireland over fallout from cyberattack
July 13, 2021 -- Two months after a major cyberattack in Ireland, the full consequences for patients and healthcare services are only starting to emerge. A particular worry is those studies which had to be postponed due to IT problems, according to Dr. Adrian Brady from Cork. Read More
Is the rise of machines inevitable in interventional radiology?
July 13, 2021 -- Machines and devices have always been important to radiology, with industry and healthcare professionals collaborating on technological advances. Now another exciting evolution is set to push forward endovascular medicine, virtual attendees heard in a special session at the ECR 2021 Summer Edition on 1 July. Read More
Holloway: Cloud adoption can prove vital in combating cyberattacks
July 12, 2021 -- The consolidating effect within the process of cloud adoption will definitely help to reduce the risks posed by cyberattacks and minimize the criminals' devastating impact on healthcare services. That's the view of top industry expert Steve Holloway. Read More
Let it be: New reflections on the origins and early days of CT
July 9, 2021 -- CT was first used clinically in Wimbledon, England, in 1971 to identify a brain tumor in a 41-year-old woman. The scanner was made by EMI, a company better known for marketing the music of the Beatles. NEJM has published an essay to mark the modality's 50th anniversary. Read More
U.K. watchdog calls for urgent improvements in radiology services
July 8, 2021 -- A highly critical report released on 8 July by the U.K. Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has expressed deep concerns about the state of medical imaging services and called for prompt and concerted action by government and hospital groups. Read More
Advanced CT can help assess outcome in abdominal surgery
July 8, 2021 -- A novel Dutch study involving 369 patients with ventral hernias who underwent abdominal wall reconstruction has shown that preoperative CT helps predict the complexity and outcomes of abdominal surgery more accurately than surgeons' judgment. Read More