MRI's growth contributes to rising gadolinium levels in rivers
May 29, 2020 -- Novel research from Japan has found that the growing demand for MRI scans and an aging population requiring more contrast-enhanced exams have caused worrying increases in the volume of gadolinium found in rivers over the last two decades.  Discuss
U.K. study gives new data on long-term risks of DCIS
May 28, 2020 -- Women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) during screening are at higher risk of developing breast cancer and of death from breast cancer, according to research involving over 35,000 women published on 27 May by the BMJ. One expert has called the study "revolutionary."  Discuss
Europe achieves growing consensus on prostate MRI
May 27, 2020 -- A group of expert radiologists and urologists have released new recommendations on quality issues in prostate MRI, covering acquisition, reporting, training and education, and experience prerequisites. The consensus paper has the support of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology and European Association of Urology.  Discuss
Swiss use machine learning to predict coma outcome
May 27, 2020 -- Researchers have found that a machine-learning algorithm based on resting-state functional MRI data can help determine if a patient in a coma after cardiac arrest will regain consciousness. They published their findings on 21 May in the American Journal of Neuroradiology.  Discuss
Ultrasound features prominently in MSK talks at ECR 2020
May 26, 2020 -- MRI has been the main modality for musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging research in recent years, but the applications of ultrasound are covered in many of the abstracts for the ECR 2020 meeting in July. Artificial intelligence and 3D printing are also set to play a major future role in this field, noted MSK Section Chairperson Dr. Anagha Parkar.  Discuss
French team shines light on liver cancer survival
May 18, 2020 -- Researchers from near Paris have shown that hepatobiliary MR contrast agent uptake can predict survival in patients with resectable hepatocellular carcinoma as well as F-18 FDG PET/CT can. They published their findings on 13 May in European Radiology.  Discuss
U.K. staffing crisis deepens, RCR asserts
April 21, 2020 -- Workforce shortages in clinical radiology are increasing year-on-year, resulting in delayed diagnoses and lower-quality patient care, according to the latest annual census from the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). Shortages of interventional and breast radiologists are an area of particular concern.  Discuss
How 3D fusion can aid diagnosis of cardiac disease
April 20, 2020 -- Swiss investigators have found a 3D image fusion technique combining CT and MRI data enables clinicians to better diagnose coronary artery disease. They published their results on 16 April in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Deep learning can boost reconstruction of 4D flow MRI
April 15, 2020 -- Swiss researchers have developed FlowVN, a deep‑learning model that can reconstruct cardiovascular blood flow in 4D as accurately as conventional methods, but in a fraction of the time. They published their results on 13 April in Nature Machine Intelligence.  Discuss
Keep family close in a crisis, Kuhl urges
April 14, 2020 -- In trying times, all of us look for certainty in our lives. For Dr. Christiane Kuhl, the leading radiology researcher, a solid and constantly reassuring aspect of her life is her family. In part 2 of our exclusive interview, she talks about her family and her department.  Discuss