Lancet commission highlights unequal access to imaging
March 5, 2021 -- The Lancet Oncology Commission on Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine presented its findings from a major research effort on global health disparities on 4 March at ECR 2021. It's vital to get governments to scale up imaging infrastructure, said Dr. Hedvig Hricak, PhD. Read More
Key sequences make MRI perfect for multiple sclerosis patients
March 5, 2021 -- The potentially devastating effects of multiple sclerosis on a person's central nervous system make it all the more paramount that clinicians use the most effective MRI sequences to diagnose suspected cases of the disease, a leading expert told ECR 2021 on Thursday. Read More
Beard talk comes to ECR courtesy of Parizel's new look
March 4, 2021 -- When the camera focused on Prof. Paul Parizel and his awesome beard during Wednesday evening's opening ceremony, the gasps of disbelief from thousands of online ECR attendees might well have been felt across Europe and beyond. Read More
Sapienza team shines light on cardiac complications of COVID-19
March 2, 2021 -- Advanced imaging is playing a key role in diagnosing cardiac manifestations in COVID-19 patients, including myocarditis, acute coronary syndrome, and thromboembolic events, researchers from Rome have reported. They've shared three new clinical cases. Read More
Training: How to go beyond unconscious competence
March 2, 2021 -- Failing to create a healthy work environment means radiologists become increasingly siloed, but positive training methods and the use of mentoring can help enormously, writes Dr. Chris Hammond. Read More
Dutch radiology comes out on top in 2021 EuroMinnies awards
February 25, 2021 -- Radiology in the Netherlands is in robust shape. This is one of the key conclusions to draw from the list of eight award winners for the 2021 edition of the EuroMinnies, which we are proud to reveal. Read More
Paris research team uses MRI to show COVID-19's impact on eyes
February 16, 2021 -- A group of investigators from France has used MRI to investigate the impact that COVID-19 can have on the eyes in cases of more severe disease. The findings could indicate the need to screen COVID-19 patients for ophthalmological manifestations. Read More
Smashing the magnetic field strength dogma in MRI
February 16, 2021 -- The field-strength question has divided the MR community since the early 1980s. Where do we stand now and what might the future hold? The Maverinck investigates in a new column. Read More
U.K. team backs shorter MRI exam for prostate cancer screening
February 15, 2021 -- A research team from Imperial College London has reported that a short, biparametric MRI protocol without contrast detected twice as many clinically significant prostate cancers compared with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing. The authors published their results on 11 February in JAMA Oncology. Read More
French groups issue new guidelines to promote safe contrast use
February 15, 2021 -- French nephrology societies and the national radiology society have published guidelines on the safe use of contrast media in the wake of guidance from the European Society of Urogenital Radiology. Read More