PACS servers remain vulnerable in parts of Europe
January 20, 2020 -- Hospitals across Europe are continuing to leak tens of thousands of medical images into the public domain every week, and Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland are among the countries that still have unprotected PACS servers, new analysis from Germany has found.  Discuss
PET strengthens case for cause of schizophrenia
January 17, 2020 -- By combining PET imaging with a radiotracer that binds to a specific protein, U.K. researchers may have validated the belief that dysfunctional neuronal connections in the brain are the underlying cause of schizophrenia, according to a study published on 14 January in Nature Communications.  Discuss
Responsibility question surfaces in Swedish MRI accident
January 16, 2020 -- Who bears formal responsibility for the serious MRI accident at Sunderby Hospital in Luleå, Swedish Lapland? This complex question appears to lie at the heart of the investigation that's still going on, and the answer may well set a legal precedent, according to experts.  Discuss
Report: Fujifilm makes pitch for Curium Pharma
January 16, 2020 -- In what would be its latest deal in an ongoing acquisition spree in healthcare, Fujifilm has made an offer to buy French radiopharmaceutical developer Curium Pharma in a transaction that could be valued as high as 2.7 billion euros, according to a 14 January report from Bloomberg.  Discuss
ESR pays tribute to ultrasound pioneer Mukund Joshi
January 15, 2020 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has posted a tribute to ultrasound specialist and Indian radiologist Dr. Mukund Joshi, who died on 7 January at the age of 77. In 2012, he became only the second Indian in 100 years to receive honorary membership of the RSNA.  Discuss
QA checks have only minor impact on radiographer reporting
January 15, 2020 -- Dutch researchers have found that quality assurance (QA) sessions in which a radiologist reviewed recalls recommended by radiologists and radiographers identified fewer than 1% of missed breast cancers. The study included 467,000 women who participated in the Dutch breast screening program.  Discuss
How to do it: Dual-energy CT for pulmonary embolism
January 14, 2020 -- In the right hands, dual-energy CT for acute pulmonary embolism can help boost sensitivity and detection, especially for endoluminal clots in small segmental or subsegmental lung vessels. That's the view of German researchers, who've given a master class on the topic.  Discuss
MRI-guided radiotherapy progresses in clinical arena
January 13, 2020 -- MR-guided radiotherapy enables direct visualization of structures of interest in the treatment position, with high soft-tissue contrast. Greek researchers have now developed a method for overall dosimetric evaluation of an MR linear accelerator system.  Discuss
Imaging finds venous thrombosis in astronaut
January 10, 2020 -- Using an onboard ultrasound machine, an astronaut on the International Space Station detected venous thrombosis in the individual's own body, according to an article published on 2 January by the New England Journal of Medicine. The intended use of the scanner was to research the effects of space flight.  Discuss
MRI safety first? Or last?
January 9, 2020 -- The recent spate of MRI accidents in Sweden is due to thoughtlessness, and the damage seems self-inflicted, writes the Maverinck. MR machines are not toys, and operating them requires concentration and knowing and not forgetting the rules.  Discuss
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