Dutch group reveals progress on peripheral lung nodules
October 8, 2021 -- In a study of over 200 patients, investigators from Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands have reported that bronchoscopy guided by conebeam CT and "augmented" fluoroscopy can yield 90% accuracy in biopsying peripheral lung lesions. Read More
Canon withdraws from in-person exhibition at RSNA 2021
October 7, 2021 -- Canon Medical has revealed it will not attend the in-person versions of the upcoming RSNA and American Society for Radiation Oncology congresses. Instead the vendor will focus on exhibiting virtually at these meetings. Read More
Dutch team uses AI to enhance value of MRI in dense breasts
October 7, 2021 -- Researchers from Utrecht in the Netherlands have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) model that dismissed nearly 40% of breast MRI scans without lesions while not missing any cancers in women with dense breasts. It offers hope as a triage tool, they say. Read More
Germany puts renewed emphasis on interdisciplinary AI research
October 6, 2021 -- Radiology's future success depends on its ability to collaborate with other disciplines and perform high-quality artificial intelligence (AI) research, says Prof. Dr. Ulrike Attenberger. In a Q&A interview, she elaborates on Germany's strategy and approach. Read More
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