AI algorithm produces synthetic brain MR images
September 18, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can produce synthetic brain MR images, solving a number of challenges in training AI algorithms, according to research presented on 16 September at the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention in Granada, Spain.  Discuss
Does radiology have a bullying problem?
September 12, 2018 -- LIVERPOOL - Bullying and harassment are serious endemic problems in some radiology departments, and urgent action is required to promote teamwork and ensure patient care does not suffer, delegates were told on 11 September at the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists annual congress.  Discuss
Strickland: Outsourcing spending is unsustainable
September 5, 2018 -- U.K. outsourcing costs have doubled in just three years, and a shortage of at least 1,600 radiologists is anticipated by 2022, according to a report released on 5 September by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). Urgent action is vital, said RCR President Dr. Nicola Strickland.  Discuss
20 new golden rules of radiology
September 5, 2018 -- Always report in date order, introduce yourself, dress smartly, and don't criticize colleagues. These are four of the new rules of radiology developed by Dr. Paul McCoubrie. We present the third in his series of articles about the specialty's uber-truths.  Discuss
U.K. group's fast cardiac MRI protocol passes test in Peru
September 3, 2018 -- A fast-scanning cardiac MRI protocol first developed and tested in the U.K. has been successfully used in Peru, according to research published on 29 August. Researchers believe the study proves the technique is well-suited for providing cardiac MRI in developing countries.  Discuss
Supine breast MRI more accurately sizes tumors
August 31, 2018 -- Performing breast MRI on patients in the supine position more accurately determines breast cancer tumor size than prone MRI, according to research from Finland. And because supine MRI demarcates and projects lesions on the skin in the same position used in surgery, it is likely to reduce the need for more operations.  Discuss
Gadolinium may enter brain via CSF in humans
August 27, 2018 -- Swiss researchers have confirmed the presence of gadolinium in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within a few hours of an MRI scan with a macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agent. The findings indicate that CSF could be the pathway through which gadolinium enters the brain, they concluded in the September issue of Radiology.  Discuss
ESC 2018: Siemens prepares to unveil cardiac MRI scanner
August 24, 2018 -- At the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) that starts this weekend in Munich, Siemens Healthineers plans to unveil a cardiovascular MRI scanner designed to offer special features for heart assessment, including technology that allows for free-breathing exams.  Discuss
MRI links lifestyle factors to stroke, dementia risk
August 23, 2018 -- Using MRI, researchers found that lifestyle factors can increase the risk of stroke and dementia later in life among young adults with no clinical evidence of cerebrovascular disease and a seemingly healthy cardiovascular risk profile. The study was published in the August 21 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
U.K. audit shows how to improve MRI waiting times
August 21, 2018 -- A comprehensive audit conducted over three years at a teaching hospital in southwest England has pinpointed the factors behind a significant improvement in waiting times for reports following MRI in suspected cases of occult femoral neck fracture.  Discuss