Details emerge of plan to increase imaging capacity in U.K.
October 27, 2021 -- The U.K. government has pledged to allocate 2.3 billion pounds in its new budget to an initiative aimed at increasing diagnostic services capacity in the National Health Service and clearing the backlog of scans. Read More
Spanish team reveals breakthrough in early-onset Alzheimer's
October 27, 2021 -- Researchers from Barcelona have reported that baseline MRI examination findings in patients with early-onset Alzheimer's disease can predict cognitive status two years into the future. Read More
The impact of a healthcare system that seems to be failing
October 26, 2021 -- The everyday reality for patients and clinicians, especially within the U.K., is that procedures and examinations get postponed. What's the solution to these increasingly frequent system failures? Interventional radiologist Dr. Chris Hammond investigates. Read More
Claustrophobia in MRI remains deep concern among patients
October 26, 2021 -- The problem of claustrophobia in MRI has definitely not gone away, and it appears to have got slightly worse during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey among specialist radiographers. Read More
Bydder offers insight and novel strategies for low-field MRI
October 25, 2021 -- Is magnetic field strength a limit to MRI image quality? Not when new approaches are implemented, according to the influential MRI researcher Dr. Graeme Bydder. Read More
Imaging makes sustained progress in psychiatric disorders
October 21, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence coupled with advanced functional imaging will produce more specific diagnoses in a wide range of psychiatric disorders that are notoriously difficult to diagnose, and ultimately technology can lead to more personalized therapy, according to French experts. Read More
New report adds fuel to impassioned debate on outsourcing
October 19, 2021 -- The publication of a comprehensive report that lifts the lid on the true cost of the U.K. radiology's reliance on outsourcing has generated a strong response. Clinical radiologists Drs. Giles Maskell and Paul McCoubrie give their views. Read More
Report emerges of second serious global MRI accident
October 19, 2021 -- A 60-year-old man at a South Korean hospital was killed in an MRI accident when an oxygen cylinder was carried into the scanning room during his examination, local media has reported. This is the second fatal accident in a month involving MRI, after the death of a construction worker in Utah, U.S. Read More
How to optimize MRI use in cases of appendicitis in pregnancy
October 18, 2021 -- Researchers have proposed a three-step approach to the diagnosis of appendicitis in pregnant women based on accurate appendix localization and assessment of primary and secondary signs of appendicitis using MRI, as well as keeping in mind alternative pathologies for exclusion. Read More
Deep learning makes clinical and diagnostic progress in otology
October 14, 2021 -- There is an urgent need to develop artificial intelligence algorithms for ear, nose, and throat applications, Dr. Loïc Gaillandre from Lille reported at the French national congress, Journées Francophones de Radiologie. Read More