How do the Irish organize sports imaging?
October 17, 2019 -- Even if most countries don't have sports imaging as a specialty, most radiologists are exposed to sports-related injuries. In this interview, Dr. Patricia Cunningham, vice dean of the Faculty of Radiologists in Ireland, discusses the role of radiologists in diagnosing and managing sports injuries and how she handles the most common musculoskeletal cases.  Discuss
JFR: Imaging offers hope for pediatric NASH patients
October 15, 2019 -- The epidemic of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in children is evolving even faster than that of obesity, according to a presentation at the French national radiology congress (JFR) in Paris. In the adult population, NASH has become a leading indication for liver transplantation; therefore, tools to detect and grade NASH in children are crucial for providing good follow-up and avoiding poor outcomes.  Discuss
How do Norwegians organize sports imaging?
October 14, 2019 -- A capable sports radiologist searches for subtle injuries in athletes, with even the smallest ones not to be overlooked, says Dr. Roar Pedersen, one of the founders of the Norwegian musculoskeletal imaging society. In this interview, he discusses the many aspects of sports imaging in Norway.  Discuss
Imaging mourns loss of MRI pioneer Ian Young
October 8, 2019 -- The global MRI community has lost one of its major pioneers in Ian Robert Young, PhD, who died on 27 September. Modern clinical brain and body imaging use many pulse sequences and other techniques first demonstrated by him and his group, and he was responsible for a lot of the early work in MRI of multiple sclerosis.  Discuss
How do the Australians organize sports imaging?
October 4, 2019 -- Australians excel at numerous sports, but what's their approach to sports imaging? What injuries do radiologists see and how do they diagnose and treat them? Dr. David Connell, a musculoskeletal radiologist and the clinical director at the Imaging Olympic Park in Melbourne, speaks about his philosophy and daily work.  Discuss
Dr. Maria Klusmann found not guilty in fraud trial
October 2, 2019 -- London-based pediatric radiologist Dr. Maria Joao Coelho Dos Reis Klusmann was found not guilty of fraud on 2 October. It took the jury more than 20 hours of deliberation to reach a majority verdict in the trial, which lasted four weeks.  Discuss
MRI minimizes toxicity in prostate cancer radiotherapy
October 2, 2019 -- Hypofractionated stereotactic body radiotherapy combined with MRI guidance to treat prostate cancer patients produced an impressively low incidence of early gastrointestinal and genitourinary toxicities, Dutch researchers have reported.  Discuss
5 facts to know about the JFR president
September 25, 2019 -- Dr. Catherine Adamsbaum is the president of France's national radiology congress (JFR), which begins on 11 October. How did she get to be where she is today, and where does she see radiology heading? In this profile, we paint a fuller picture of the person behind this year's presidency.  Discuss
Top 10 tips for writing letters
September 18, 2019 -- "Spoken words fly away, written words remain," according to the Latin proverb. But how can you improve the quality, clarity, and impact of your letters to patients, referring doctors, and colleagues? The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has released a new document that offers 10 tips.  Discuss
Swiss cast new light on prostate cancer analysis
September 16, 2019 -- Researchers from Zurich have found gallium-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen offers better sensitivity, while multiparametric MRI provides better specificity, especially when determining tumor cell spread beyond the lymph node capsule or when prostate cancer extends into the seminal vesicles.  Discuss