Act now on handling of serious findings, urges new report
July 19, 2019 -- A government-funded, independent U.K. healthcare agency has published detailed recommendations about how to improve the handling of serious unexpected findings on patient scans by hospital staff. The Royal College of Radiologists has endorsed the report.  Discuss
Which imaging modality is best for ovarian cancer?
July 4, 2019 -- FDG-PET/CT is more accurate than contrast-enhanced CT for detecting primary ovarian cancer, but due to CT's wide availability, cost-effectiveness, and quick interpretation by junior radiologists, it is preferred on a daily basis, attendees learned at the recent World Congress on obstetrics and gynecology.  Discuss
3D-printed guides optimize pelvic tumor surgery
July 3, 2019 -- Using 3D-printed surgical guides based on CT scans enabled researchers from Spain to improve the accuracy of, and potentially reduce operating times for, the surgical removal of pelvic tumors in a new study, presented at the recent Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 2019 congress in Rennes, France.  Discuss
Cinematic rendering illuminates postmortem CTA
July 2, 2019 -- Researchers from Belgium have used the highly photorealistic visualization provided by cinematic rendering technology to enhance their understanding of CT angiography (CTA) scans during postmortem analysis, according to an article recently published online in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging.  Discuss
AR helps transform minimally invasive surgery
July 1, 2019 -- A team from a leading London facility has used an augmented reality (AR) headset to examine CT images alongside an endoscopic video of patient anatomy while simulating minimally invasive surgery. The technology led to improved operating times and surgical proficiency.  Discuss
Are you drowning from too many acronyms?
June 26, 2019 -- Overusing acronyms and abbreviations in imaging requests and reports can cause confusion, delay a diagnosis, and compromise patient safety, and it's essential to create an approved list of common acronyms, according to a new audit conducted in Scotland.  Discuss
Radiology's error leads to patient death, reports HSJ
June 25, 2019 -- Radiologists at University Hospitals Plymouth National Health Service Trust in the U.K. failed to spot a hemorrhage on the CT scan of an elderly patient, resulting in his early discharge and subsequent death, according to a 21 June article in the Health Service Journal (HSJ).  Discuss
European Diploma in Radiology: How it works
June 21, 2019 -- The European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) has become a benchmark for medical specialty examinations in Europe. But what do you actually need to know about the EDiR, how is it organized, and how can it boost your career? Prof. Laura Oleaga Zufiría explains.  Discuss
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