Austrian team shines new light on Alzheimer's decline
July 3, 2020 -- Researchers from Graz, Austria, have found that using MRI to track iron accumulations in the brains of Alzheimer's patients may help clinicians better assess the scope and progression of the disease. They published their results on 30 June in Radiology.  Discuss
Tabár reflects on 50 years of work in mammography
July 2, 2020 -- Dr. László Tabár has dedicated the past half-century to introducing and improving mammography screening, and thereby reducing mortality in breast cancer -- a journey marked not only by pioneering research and success but also by opposition and a struggle to convince authorities of the benefits of screening. He tells the story in this Q&A interview.  Discuss
Experts to investigate treasure from 1740 Dutch shipwreck
July 2, 2020 -- Archaeologists will use the latest x-ray equipment to evaluate thousands of objects recovered from the wreckage of the Rooswijk, a Dutch East India Company vessel that sank off the coast of Kent, U.K., in January 1740, according to an article posted on 30 June by Brinkwire.  Discuss
3D ultrafast ultrasound quantifies coronary blood flow
July 1, 2020 -- The French developers of ultrafast Doppler coronary angiography have extended their approach, enabling 3D imaging and quantification of coronary blood flow in a single heartbeat. The technique has potential as a tool to measure coronary flow at the patient's bedside, they say.  Discuss
MRI radiomics, AI distinguish GBM, brain metastasis
June 30, 2020 -- The combination of radiomics and a machine-learning algorithm can be highly accurate for distinguishing between glioblastoma (GBM) and brain metastasis, aiding in the swift diagnosis of brain lesions on standard T1-weighted MRI, according to research published online on 24 June in Physica Medica.  Discuss
Cinematic rendering transforms forensic imaging
June 30, 2020 -- Once referred to as "3D on steroids," cinematic rendering has now become a powerful and effective tool to present pathologies found in postmortem CT for judicial reviews. That's the view of German researchers who have evaluated over 100 fractures and soft-tissue injuries.  Discuss
COVID-19: Anxiety levels fall, patient handling improves
June 29, 2020 -- There is now a general absence of fear of COVID-19 patients among radiology staff, and the reduced anxiety levels have resulted in better patient handling, according to two chest radiologists with extensive experience of these cases.  Discuss
Russian team presents 9-point plan to combat COVID-19
June 29, 2020 -- A group from Russia has issued details about how the medical imaging community can operate effectively in the pandemic. In Moscow, 48 outpatient CT facilities have performed over 170,000 chest CT scans, and more than 82,000 cases of COVID-19 pneumonia were detected.  Discuss
New study supports use of breast MRI for DCIS cases
June 26, 2020 -- Using MRI for women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) can lead to a marked improvement in surgical planning and outcomes, according to the findings of a large study published on 20 June in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Paris hospital shows the way on 3D printing
June 25, 2020 -- An innovative approach to vascular procedures involving advanced imaging techniques and 3D printing is transforming training and practice at the Marie Lannelongue hospital in Paris. Performance and patient outcomes have improved dramatically, attendees learned at a webinar on 18 June.  Discuss