U.K. group tests PET tracer for Alzheimer's disease
July 23, 2021 -- A research group from Imperial College London in the U.K. used a new choline-11-based PET radiotracer to identify brain activity that could be linked to the formation of plaque in people with cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Read More
Is the rise of machines inevitable in interventional radiology?
July 13, 2021 -- Machines and devices have always been important to radiology, with industry and healthcare professionals collaborating on technological advances. Now another exciting evolution is set to push forward endovascular medicine, virtual attendees heard in a special session at the ECR 2021 Summer Edition on 1 July. Read More
Achenbach comments on collapse of Danish star Christian Eriksen
June 15, 2021 -- Not all cases of sudden cardiac death can be prevented by screening, and it's vital to balance the risks and benefits, warned cardiac imaging expert Prof. Dr. Stephan Achenbach after the collapse of 29-year-old football player Christian Eriksen on the second day of the Euros. Read More
Signs of early cardiac damage boosts risk of death in COVID cases
May 14, 2021 -- Researchers from London and Wuhan, China, have found that first-phase ejection fraction on echocardiography scans was strongly associated with survival in COVID-19. The measurement seems to reflect a connection between COVID-19 severity and preexisting preclinical heart failure. Read More
Germans support AI plus CT to boost prediction of major coronary events
May 10, 2021 -- The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and coronary CT angiography to assess cardiovascular health can improve clinicians' ability to predict a patient's risk of future adverse events like unstable angina, researchers from Stuttgart have found. Read More
Swedish team uses MRI to assist diagnosis of congenital heart defects
March 31, 2021 -- Cardiovascular MRI can improve treatment and management plans for infants with congenital heart problems, as well as counseling for their parents, according to researchers from Lund University in Sweden. Read More
Thoracic radiologists give top tips for CT evaluation of lung parenchyma
March 29, 2021 -- What do the specialists say when it comes to the notoriously tricky area of CT evaluation of lung parenchyma? ECR 2021 registrants received sound, practical advice from expert speakers at a special focus session. Read More
Irish unveil key data on pulmonary embolism in COVID-19 patients
March 3, 2021 -- A large study of hospitalized COVID-19 cases at three university hospitals in Dublin has found an incidence rate of over 22% of pulmonary embolism in those patients undergoing CT pulmonary angiography. The full results are being presented at ECR 2021. Read More
Sapienza team shines light on cardiac complications of COVID-19
March 2, 2021 -- Advanced imaging is playing a key role in diagnosing cardiac manifestations in COVID-19 patients, including myocarditis, acute coronary syndrome, and thromboembolic events, researchers from Rome have reported. They've shared three new clinical cases. Read More
Deep learning provides boost for detection of aortic valve calcium
February 10, 2021 -- Researchers have found that their artificial intelligence model was highly accurate for automatically detecting and quantifying aortic valve calcium on cardiac CT, outperforming radiologist assessments in severe cases. Read More