3D printing makes giant strides in liver
December 2, 2020 -- 3D models that combine vascular and biliary anatomy using different imaging techniques can contribute to more rigorous planning of complex liver operations, including hepatic resections, living-donor transplantation, vascular intervention procedures, and biliary reconstruction surgery, Portuguese researchers have reported at the RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
ECR 2021 may still take place onsite in Vienna
December 1, 2020 -- Don't give up on the idea of attending a "real" conference in the spring. That's the message of ESR President Prof. Dr. Michael Fuchsjäger, who remains optimistic about a face-to-face congress happening in Vienna between 3 and 7 March 2021. A mass COVID-19 testing program is underway in the Austrian capital, and the outcome of the testing and the availability of vaccines look set to influence the final decision.  Discuss
Involve medical students in reporting, Swiss team urges
December 1, 2020 -- Integrating medical students into the radiology reading room can have major long-term benefits, and the accuracy of medical students' reports is only slightly inferior to that of first-year residents, Swiss researchers have reported at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
Total-body PET can prove a game changer
November 25, 2020 -- Higher image quality, lower patient and staff radiation exposure, simultaneous multiorgan imaging, and expanded range for optimal dose imaging are among the significant advantages that total-body PET can bring to the clinical setting, according to a leading hybrid imaging expert.  Discuss
Could 4D MRI be a major leap forward for fetal imaging?
November 18, 2020 -- Scientists from King's College London have used 4D MRI to measure volumetric blood flow. They reconstructed multiple 3D images into cine loops that simulate fetal heartbeats.  Discuss
Siemens launches wide-bore midfield MRI scanner
November 18, 2020 -- A new midfield MRI scanner with a wide 80-cm bore, Magnetom Free.Max, was among the products unveiled by Siemens Healthineers at a virtual event held on 17 November. The vendor also took the wraps off the Syngo Carbon image and data management platform.  Discuss
How imaging can unmask true face of COVID-19
November 17, 2020 -- Radiologists must become COVID-19 symptom-aware and remain vigilant at all times, especially as the second wave takes root, leading thoracic radiologist Dr. Sam Hare said in a Royal College of Radiologists webinar on the evening of 12 November. He also described how imaging has taken center stage when it comes to COVID-19 diagnosis.  Discuss
U.K. report puts focus on getting it right first time
November 12, 2020 -- A group of senior U.K. radiologists has unveiled a report called Getting It Right First Time. Among its recommendations are the creation of 18 imaging networks, dedicated facilities for interventional radiology day-case patients, national protocols for imaging common conditions, and real-time demand management tools for diagnostic and interventional workflows.  Discuss
Achenbach speaks on future of congresses and CT
November 11, 2020 -- Next August's annual congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is to be held virtually, not face-to-face in London, ESC President Prof. Dr. Stephan Achenbach has confirmed. In an exclusive interview, he reveals why the ESC made this decision so early and shares his views on CT's role in COVID-19 cases, collaboration with radiology, and the work of his research team.  Discuss
Radiology takes stock of its role in combatting COVID-19
November 10, 2020 -- Sunday's International Day of Radiology paid tribute to the radiologists, radiographers, and support staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic. Imaging teams came together to raise awareness and celebrate the vital role of radiology, as well as to reflect on how the profession has changed this year. Our roundup includes the photographic highlights.  Discuss