Londoners cut phone interruptions over head CT scans
June 18, 2019 -- Researchers from a top London facility have implemented a novel protocol to remove radiologist vetting of acute head CT exams in adults. This led to a marked and sustained reduction in the number of phone interruptions to the on-call radiologist, without increasing scanning numbers, they noted.  Discuss
Germany releases new data on CT lung screening
June 18, 2019 -- Fresh statistics from the German Lung Cancer Screening Intervention trial have shown that CT lung cancer screening reduced cancer mortality by 69% in high-risk female smokers, but the test offered less of a benefit to men. The results were published online on 4 June in the International Journal of Cancer.  Discuss
Dual-energy CT for proton therapy planning reaches clinic
June 14, 2019 -- German researchers have introduced a technique for more accurate proton therapy planning into routine clinical use. They are implementing a novel, patient-specific method of proton range prediction based on dual-energy CT.  Discuss
Video from UKIO 2019: Erika Denton on turnaround times
June 10, 2019 -- LIVERPOOL, U.K. - Pressure to improve turnaround times for image reporting continues to grow. Nearly a year since a damning report from the U.K. regulator, progress is being made on establishing national standards and avoiding further backlogs of unreported scans, said Prof. Erika Denton at this week's UK Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO).  Discuss
Swiss use cartoons to clarify contrast conundrum
June 7, 2019 -- A group of Swiss radiologists has produced a humorous set of cartoons to boost safety and spotlight the different types of iodine allergy that can be meant by this "misnomer" so that physicians don't erroneously prescribe or avoid the use of contrast media in imaging examinations.  Discuss
DRG prepares to unveil book at 100th congress in Leipzig
May 24, 2019 -- The German Radiological Society (DRG) is to launch a new book about medical imaging's current and future role during the upcoming 100th German Radiology Congress (RöKo 2019), which begins in Leipzig on 29 May.
French survey reveals what radiologists expect from AI
May 21, 2019 -- A new survey from France has shown that most radiologists believe artificial intelligence (AI) will reduce medical errors and allow them to spend more time with patients, but many of them still do not use AI. They fear they lack sufficient knowledge, and this may hamper future practice.  Discuss
Postmortem pediatric imaging proves value
May 20, 2019 -- What are the key indications, advantages, and limitations of postmortem pediatric imaging? Which modality works best? And what is the role of 3D printing? Dr. Owen Arthurs from London's Great Ormond Street Hospital provides some answers.  Discuss
AI image interpretation platforms come of age
May 15, 2019 -- Image interpretation systems involving artificial intelligence (AI) have improved dramatically, and huge potential now exists for boosting patient management decisions with image preanalysis by AI algorithms, writes Dr. Neelam Dugar. Adopting common standards is vital, however.  Discuss
AI predicts myocardial infarction, death in patients at risk of CAD
May 13, 2019 -- By analyzing clinical and hybrid imaging data, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can predict which patients will go on to experience myocardial infarction or death during long-term follow-up, according to research from Finland presented at this week's International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT in Lisbon.  Discuss