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Austrian group reduces MRI contrast reactions in children
April 10, 2020 -- Researchers from Vienna have found that using a "fast-track allergy workup" can help prevent pediatric patients from experiencing adverse allergic reactions in follow-up gadolinium-enhanced MRI scans. They published their findings on 3 April in PLOS One.  Discuss
ECR 2020 will be online-only, not onsite
April 9, 2020 -- The European Congress of Radiology (ECR) will not take place onsite in Vienna this year. Instead it will be a digital-only event from 15 to 19 July, the European Society of Radiology announced on 9 April.  Discuss
French expert offers 6 imaging tips to defeat COVID-19
April 9, 2020 -- COVID-19 pneumonia tends to worsen between one and two weeks of symptom onset, so carefully timed imaging helps physicians monitor patient status and predict the need for oxygen and ventilation, according to French thoracic imaging specialist Prof. Antoine Khalil. He offers six tips to beat the virus.  Discuss
Radiologist joins Italy's tally of 87 doctors to die of COVID-19
April 8, 2020 -- Dr. Carlo Amodio -- a radiologist from Maria Cecilia Hospital in Cotignola, near Bologna -- has died of COVID-19. He joins the fast-growing list of 87 medical doctors in Italy who have died from the disease, the National Federation of Doctors' Guilds announced on 6 April.  Discuss
Video beers, virtual lunches become vital part of work routine
April 7, 2020 -- Companies have had to adjust fast to a whole new way of working since governments imposed lockdowns across Europe. In an exclusive interview, radiologist and industry boss Prof. Dr. Wieland Sommer describes how his firm has adapted during the COVID-19 crisis and how he strives to maintain staff morale.  Discuss
COVID-19 signs on chest CT differ by patient age
April 7, 2020 -- Chest CT findings in patients with COVID-19 differ by patient age, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Radiology. The results could assist clinicians in developing personalized treatment for COVID-19 patients.  Discuss
U.K. COVID-19 imaging database aims to improve care
April 6, 2020 -- A new COVID-19 imaging repository and database aims to quickly bring breaking clinical and diagnostic advice to healthcare staff in the U.K., according to an article published online on 25 March in Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
Will COVID-19 screens become new norm in ultrasound?
April 6, 2020 -- Shielding may be on the way out in x-ray, but it's in vogue in ultrasound. A Dutch radiologist has worked with one of the big four imaging manufacturers and technical experts to develop a screen designed to protect staff and patients from COVID-19.  Discuss
COVID-19 patients can benefit from ob/gyn ultrasound tools
April 3, 2020 -- Researchers from Fondazione Policlinico Universitatrio A. Gemelli in Rome have found the ultrasound probes and systems that medical staff often depend on for prenatal checkups can also be used for lung imaging in suspected cases of COVID-19.  Discuss
Parma team shares experiences of COVID-19 pandemic
April 2, 2020 -- Dr. Nicola Sverzellati, head of the radiology unit at the academic hospital of Parma, located in one of Italy's worst-affected areas, presented guidance on how radiologists across the world could deal with the COVID-19 crisis and tips on differentiation at CT.  Discuss
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