Radiology road map charts major changes ahead in Russia
March 15, 2019 -- Radiology continues to evolve in Russia. The government has unveiled a five-year "road map" for the Moscow region in a bid to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Prof. Sergey Morozov, PhD, elaborates on the path that lies ahead.  Discuss
French team measures iron content to show impact of stroke
March 14, 2019 -- In groundbreaking research, a group from Bordeaux, France, has used a basic MRI method to measure iron content in the substantia nigra to obtain a better reading on how stroke affects the brain and long-term patient outcomes. The results were published online on March 12 in Radiology.  Discuss
Video: Kassarjian delivers real-time sports imaging
March 13, 2019 -- As a tournament physician and head of imaging at the Madrid Open tennis tournament, Dr. Ara Kassarjian performs real-time ultrasound scans of the top players in the medical service right next to the courts. In a video interview recorded at ECR 2019, he explains about his philosophy and approach, and he reveals which players he admires most.  Discuss
Quantitative imaging to drive uptake of AI in MRI
March 11, 2019 -- As the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging gains pace, specific use cases are emerging where AI-enabled image analysis tools are delivering clear clinical and/or commercial benefits, writes market analyst Simon Harris.  Discuss
3D printing enables gel dosimetry in complex phantoms
March 7, 2019 -- Polymer gel dosimeters can measure complex 3D dose distributions for use in patient-specific radiotherapy quality assurance. German researchers have investigated the use of 3D printing to create polymer gel phantoms with arbitrary geometries.  Discuss
Faster breast MR protocol comparable to DBT for screening
March 7, 2019 -- An accelerated breast MRI protocol, performed without contrast media, is comparable to digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast cancer screening, according to a presentation delivered at ECR 2019 in Vienna.  Discuss
MRI links brain activity to 'broken heart' syndrome
March 6, 2019 -- MRI results support a link between reduced communication in brain regions that process emotion and control the unconscious workings of the body and the development of a "broken heart," according to a study published online on 5 March in the European Heart Journal.  Discuss
7T MRI could aid glioma treatment assessment
March 6, 2019 -- Using 7-tesla MRI to image the brains of glioma patients, German researchers have correlated the protein content of those tumors with patient response to treatment and likelihood of survival, according to a study published online on 26 February in European Radiology.  Discuss
Top 5 trends from ECR 2019 in Vienna
March 5, 2019 -- The giant octopus in the registration area, the impressive model of Poseidon in the opening ceremony, and the host of other aquatic images from ECR 2019 looked stunning on social media, but what were the longer-lasting impressions and substantive issues to take away from this year's congress in Vienna? Our editorial team has compiled a list of the five main trends.  Discuss
Acceptance of gadolinium-free techniques increases in clinical MRI
March 3, 2019 -- Can MRI function effectively without gadolinium? This question is more relevant than ever, as the safety of gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents has become a hot topic and knowledge and awareness of gadolinium deposition have grown in recent years. Three experts discussed whether gadolinium alternatives are ready now for clinical practice.  Discuss