Radiographer screening for brain metastases proves value
July 7, 2021 -- Trained radiographers have achieved high accuracy in screening MRI scans to exclude brain metastases, and this has led to a change in the patient pathway at the world-famous Christie Hospital in Manchester, U.K. Read More
Where do we really stand now with MRI contrast agents?
July 7, 2021 -- Market analysts make bold and confident predictions about the future of contrast agents used in MRI, but the reality is not quite so simple and straightforward, the Maverinck writes. He gets out his crystal ball and provides his own assessment of the coming years. Read More
Ever fancied working in Bermuda? George Ringer did it for 31 years
July 6, 2021 -- Dr. Adrian "George" Ringer was a lively and unconventional character who spent most of his working life in Bermuda. History expert Dr. Adrian Thomas tells the story of the Englishman who helped transform radiology on the Caribbean island. Read More
Deep learning can help identify carotid calcium on CT scans
July 5, 2021 -- A research team from the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has found that a deep-learning algorithm performs comparably to human readers when it comes to identifying intracranial carotid artery calcification on noncontrast CT scans. Read More
With Hitachi deal done, Fujifilm sets sights on healthcare growth
July 2, 2021 -- Fresh off its acquisition of Hitachi's medical imaging business, Japanese industrial giant Fujifilm on 1 July rebranded its healthcare subsidiaries in the U.S. and Europe to reflect the newly integrated company. The deal exemplifies Fujifilm's plan to make healthcare its primary business. Read More
Dutch duo fears AI implementation will add to radiology's workload
July 1, 2021 -- Longer postprocessing and interpretation times could mean that artificial intelligence (AI) will end up increasing the workload of radiologists overall, researchers from the Netherlands have reported in a new study. Read More
Radiology pays tribute to cancer imaging expert Daniel Vanel
June 30, 2021 -- Tributes are flowing in for the renowned musculoskeletal radiologist Prof. Daniel Vanel, who died on 17 June after a long battle against cancer. Outside of radiology, he was widely admired as a talented magician and golfer and a specialist in Italian Renaissance art. Read More
Report: Huge shortfall of pediatric radiologists puts lives at risk
June 29, 2021 -- Widespread shortages of pediatric radiologists are contributing to the misdiagnosis of child abuse, according to a report posted on 27 June by a U.K. national newspaper. The two main issues are the availability of pediatric radiologists and a lack of experts willing to give testimony in court, says Dr. Owen Arthurs of London's Great Ormond Street. Read More
Misdiagnosis leads to mastectomy for nurse who didn't have cancer
June 29, 2021 -- A hospice nurse in the north of England received a mastectomy after being incorrectly diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, according to a report posted on 28 June by BBC News. Read More
Which factors influence women's risk of benign breast diseases?
June 29, 2021 -- Investigators from Sweden's Karolinska Institute have found that the risk of the most common benign breast diseases by hormonal factors was influenced by age, while family history of breast cancer was associated with the risk of proliferative and nonproliferative benign breast diseases. Read More