Teleconsultations require care but can add value postpandemic
October 5, 2021 -- Many radiation oncology appointments can be completed effectively using the telephone or telehealth, with only a relatively small number of these requiring subsequent face-to-face appointments, a new study has found. Read More
Ranschaert: Implement practical measures now to protect AI data
October 5, 2021 -- As access to digital medical data becomes more widespread in tandem with the growing development of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, the implementation of safeguards like anonymization, pseudonymization, and encryption are essential to ensure patient safety, according to informatics expert Dr. Erik Ranschaert, PhD. Read More
Colorectal cancer diagnoses fell by 40% during COVID-19 pandemic
October 4, 2021 -- The number of diagnosed colorectal cancer cases fell by 40% during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, most likely because people postponed colon screening exams. This could lead to a surge in advanced disease, according to Spanish researchers. Read More
Europe revises MRI guidelines to improve vulvar cancer staging
October 4, 2021 -- The European Society of Urogenital Radiology has issued new MRI guidelines in a bid to reduce ambiguity and improve radiology's role in the staging and management of patients with vulvar cancer. Read More
How is the global ultrasound market doing in 2021?
October 4, 2021 -- Experts believe a relatively strong recovery for the world ultrasound market is likely this year, following the widespread disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Analyst Mustafa Hassan discusses the main regional growth trends and patterns. Read More
Dutch team assesses value of breast MRI in 4-year screening intervals
October 1, 2021 -- A research group from the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam has reported that MRI screening every four years is about 12% more cost-effective than mammography every two years for women with dense breasts. Read More
What impact has COVID-19 had on training and education in Europe?
September 30, 2021 -- To plan for the future, we urgently need more information about the pandemic's impact on training and education, writes Prof. Dr. Christian Loewe. He presents the results of a recent survey that assesses attitudes to face-to-face congresses and e-learning. Read More
Spotlight falls on abdominal ultrasound delays
September 29, 2021 -- A seven-month delay in completing a referral for an abdominal ultrasound scan was "unacceptable" in a case involving a woman later found to have neuroendocrine cancer, according to a report by the New Zealand Health and Disability Commissioner. Read More
Do inadvertent breast scans pose risk for pregnant women?
September 29, 2021 -- Portuguese researchers have found that digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis inadvertently performed during pregnancy do not pose a significant radiation risk for pregnant women or their fetuses. Read More
Tribunal finds radiologist guilty of misconduct over prescribing
September 28, 2021 -- An interventional radiologist who prescribed anabolic steroids, testosterone, and growth hormones has been suspended for 20 months, according to Australian media reports. Read More