ESR-CIRSE survey analyzes interventional radiology
February 18, 2019 -- A joint survey performed by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) has produced a number of revelations regarding the health of interventional radiology in Europe. Researchers have made several recommendations to address personnel shortages in the discipline.  Discuss
Dual detector combines nuclear and fluoroscopic imaging
February 15, 2019 -- Dutch researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of using a flat-panel x-ray detector combined with a gamma camera to allow simultaneous acquisition of fluoroscopic and nuclear images. The instrument could provide clinicians with anatomical information not currently available using nuclear imaging alone.  Discuss
6 trends to watch at ECR 2019
February 6, 2019 -- With just three weeks to go, the global radiology community is readying itself for ECR 2019 in Vienna, the 25th anniversary of the congress. In keeping with this year's aquatic theme of "the bigger picture," our market columnist Stephen Holloway has selected six of the hottest topics in the broader medical imaging arena today.  Discuss
AI can assist in triaging abnormal chest x-rays
January 23, 2019 -- A study with nearly 500,000 patients seen at a top London hospital over 10 years has shown that artificial intelligence (AI) can accurately identify chest x-rays containing abnormal findings, enabling automated triage of these exams and getting them seen more quickly by radiologists. The findings were published online on 22 January in Radiology.  Discuss
Golf, gardening, and gadding about
January 21, 2019 -- What do radiologists do when they retire? Dr. Paul Dubbins, who played the grumpy old man in Vienna in the classic ECR video sketch, describes how he spends his time now that he's left full-time employment. He's keeping well clear of cruise ships, golf courses, and large gardens and has no plans to report chest x-rays.  Discuss
RCR: Checklists can save lives and careers
January 18, 2019 -- "The best radiologist I ever met was also the one with the saddest career-ending story," noted Dr. Tony Nicholson from Leeds, U.K. "Experienced in hundreds of biopsies, he got the wrong side one day. He was busy and distracted," he said. The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) thinks safety checklists can help avoid situations like this.  Discuss
Imaging aquatic life: Diving into the unknown
January 16, 2019 -- VALENCIA - The creatures that live under the sea have inspired humans over history, and even the congress poster for ECR 2019 has a nautical theme, but many aquatic species remain elusive. Imaging can help reveal some of their secrets and protect and care for them, a veterinarian from Spain told attendees at a recent congress.  Discuss
What does the future hold for imaging of osteoarthritis?
January 2, 2019 -- Radiography, MRI, and ultrasound all have a role to play in osteoarthritis imaging, but what are the pros and cons of using each modality, and how is hybrid imaging likely to transform this field? Three international musculoskeletal experts provide some answers.  Discuss
BMJ: GP requests rise threefold in 15 years
November 30, 2018 -- General practitioners (GPs) in the U.K. are ordering more than three times as many diagnostic tests compared with 15 years ago, and these tests are costing the National Health Service more than 2.8 billion pounds a year, according to an article published online on 29 November by BMJ.  Discuss
Global team outlines how 3D x-ray can boost imaging
November 30, 2018 -- Two new approaches to creating 3D images using x-rays could improve screening for diseases and the study of very fast processes, as well as enable analysis of material properties and provide structural information of opaque objects with unprecedented detail, an international research team has discovered.  Discuss