Can AI give radiology the urgent jump-start it needs?
August 6, 2020 -- In the past, healthcare has adopted new technology at a similar pace to a supertanker. Now that the healthcare supertanker has been driven into the eye of the COVID-19 storm, there's a strong need to embrace artificial intelligence (AI) and new ways of working, writes Ross Upton, PhD.  Discuss
German team identifies cardiac problems after COVID-19
July 28, 2020 -- Researchers from Frankfurt in Germany have highlighted yet another facet of COVID-19 that must be tracked. They've used cardiac MRI to show that patients who have recovered from the disease may be at risk of heart complications.  Discuss
ECR 2020: COVID-19's nonpulmonary manifestations
July 18, 2020 -- COVID-19 often initially presents as respiratory disease, but it also has serious nonpulmonary manifestations, according to a session held on 16 July at the virtual edition of ECR 2020.  Discuss
Danes reveal CT's promise for osteoporosis screening
July 15, 2020 -- Danish researchers have found cardiac CT exams used to assess patients' heart health can deliver the added benefit of screening for osteoporosis -- a valuable use given the prevalence of the modality. They published their results on 14 July in Radiology.  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
Dutch use deep learning to improve cardiac CT workflow
June 10, 2020 -- Investigators from the Netherlands have reported that a deep-learning algorithm can lead to workflow gains by automatically eliminating cardiac CT exams negative for coronary artery calcium. They published their findings on 3 June in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
How 3D fusion can aid diagnosis of cardiac disease
April 20, 2020 -- Swiss investigators have found a 3D image fusion technique combining CT and MRI data enables clinicians to better diagnose coronary artery disease. They published their results on 16 April in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
French expert offers 6 imaging tips to defeat COVID-19
April 9, 2020 -- COVID-19 pneumonia tends to worsen between one and two weeks of symptom onset, so carefully timed imaging helps physicians monitor patient status and predict the need for oxygen and ventilation, according to French thoracic imaging specialist Prof. Antoine Khalil. He offers six tips to beat the virus.  Discuss
Achenbach insists CT has role in COVID-19 cases
March 31, 2020 -- CT does have a crucial part to play in COVID-19 cases. That's the view of top cardiac imaging expert Dr. Stephan Achenbach, although he admits it only has a limited role and his department has so far only seen around 10 patients with the disease.  Discuss
CT shines new light on Greenland's mummies
January 3, 2020 -- A multidisciplinary research team has used CT to boost understanding of the early history behind atherosclerosis. They have examined the mummified remains of five Greenlandic Inuit people discovered by Martin Luther in 1929.  Discuss