RADIOLOGY NEWS
3D printing advances in ear, nose, and throat
February 14, 2019 -- A group of international researchers has highlighted that 3D printing is emerging as a key technology in the management of ear, nose, and throat conditions. In an article recently published online in Laryngoscope, they contend that the growing demand for 3D printing will bolster collaboration between radiologists and otolaryngologists.  Discuss
Brexit dilemma: Do I stay or do I go?
February 13, 2019 -- As the 29 March deadline for the U.K.'s planned departure from the European Union draws ever closer, some radiologists are determined to stay, while others have already left. AuntMinnieEurope.com looks at the personal stories of those caught up in the political stalemate.  Discuss
Radiologist training academy opens in Wales
February 13, 2019 -- A new academy dedicated to training radiologists has opened in Wales. Located in Pencoed, the National Imaging Academy Wales is the first dedicated facility for radiologist training.  Discuss
Meet the winners of the 2019 EuroMinnies
February 12, 2019 -- After two rounds of voting and much careful deliberation, the expert panel for the inaugural edition of the EuroMinnies awards has decided on the winners in eight categories. Find out who the judges have selected in AuntMinnieEurope.com's campaign to recognize the best and brightest in European medical imaging.  Discuss
Annual breast screening in younger women wins support
February 12, 2019 -- For women between ages 35 and 39 who have a family history of breast cancer, annual screening would be highly effective in detecting tumors earlier, according to the findings of a large U.K. trial published on 10 February in the Lancet's online journal, EClinicalMedicine.  Discuss
Finnish team investigates gadolinium retention in gliomas
February 12, 2019 -- A research team from Finland has made some intriguing discoveries regarding the presence of gadolinium from MRI contrast agents in brain tissue. Gadolinium deposits were highest with certain types of gadolinium-based contrast agents, according to a study published online on 2 February in Neuroradiology.  Discuss
Opinion: Radiologists must reflect on best uses for AI
February 11, 2019 -- Medical students aren't being taught enough about artificial intelligence (AI) technology, and radiologists need to actively consider how best to validate, approve, and integrate AI algorithms into their clinical practices, according to an editorial published online on 8 February in European Radiology.  Discuss
Dutch team calls for urgent change in pediatric head CT
February 11, 2019 -- There is a strong and clear need for changes to CT protocols for children with minor head injuries, say researchers from the Netherlands who have discovered that strict adherence to the current national guidelines was associated with overuse of the modality. Their findings were published online on 5 February in Acta Paediatrica.  Discuss
Fresh concerns emerge over ultrasound hygiene
February 8, 2019 -- Some endovaginal ultrasound probes are not correctly disinfected, and the medical imaging community must develop an easy and fast disinfection protocol without compromising quality, according to an article published in the Israel Medical Association Journal.  Discuss
How to keep out of trouble
February 7, 2019 -- Complaints will occur irrespective of skill, knowledge, caring, communication, and assiduousness, but there are some simple ways to avoid sleepless nights and deliver better patient care, writes Dr. Paul McCoubrie in his latest column.  Discuss
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