Imaging mourns loss of cardiac pioneer Simon Rees
January 14, 2021 -- Dr. Simon Rees, the eminent cardiac radiologist and educator, has died. We pay tribute to the man who helped care for the British royal family, who was the only doctor on duty when a major air disaster occurred, and whose overwhelming passion outside of radiology was hunting.  Discuss
What does it take to do great research?
January 11, 2021 -- Top researchers must be committed and intellectually able, establish a strong track record, and perform well in audits, according to oncology imaging expert Prof. Fiona Gilbert. Along with Dr. Erika Denton and Prof. Amaka Offiah, she has given practical research tips in a free podcast.  Discuss
What impact will Brexit deal have on radiology?
January 5, 2021 -- The protracted political, economic, and regulatory game of chess played by London and Brussels finally came to an end when the U.K. and European Union's Trade and Cooperation Agreement was signed on 24 December. Market columnist Steve Holloway assesses the implications of the Brexit deal.  Discuss
New data reveal true scale of missed scans and backlog
December 21, 2020 -- At least 4.4 million fewer diagnostic examination scans were performed in England between April and September 2020 compared with the same period in 2019, BBC News reported on 17 December. One in seven patients is now waiting more than three months for a scan.  Discuss
Top 10 AuntMinnieEurope stories for 2020
December 21, 2020 -- It's official: The role of medical imaging in the COVID-19 pandemic dominated the radiology news agenda in 2020, accounting for half of our list of top 10 articles. The use of ultrasound and CT in COVID-19 cases was a central theme, along with infection control and radiographers. Another major issue was the police report into the serious MRI accident in Swedish Lapland.  Discuss
U.K. team scoops Europe's only top award at RSNA 2020
December 9, 2020 -- A research group from a leading London facility won Europe's solitary magna cum laude for its research into the strategies, applications, and limitations of cinematic rendering of musculoskeletal MRI. The RSNA judges gave out just 23 of the prestigious prizes to the authors of nearly 2,500 digital posters displayed at the virtual congress.  Discuss
Inquest into patient death hears of MRI delay
December 8, 2020 -- A vital delay of at least two days due to a broken MRI machine might have contributed to the death of a 51-year-old man from sepsis, a U.K. inquest was told last week. The incident has revealed a string of failures prior to the patient's death, including the lack of a checklist for cases of sepsis, according to a local media report.  Discuss
AI can detect cirrhosis accurately on MRI
December 7, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can identify cirrhosis on standard T2-weighted liver MRI exams at a level comparable to that of an expert reader, offering promise as a tool for improving detection, German researchers reported in a presentation at the virtual 2020 RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Keep aware of head and neck injuries in winter sports
December 3, 2020 -- Radiologists need to know the essentials about head and neck, brain, and spinal injuries from skiing and snowboarding and about how CT and MRI can help in challenging cases, according to new research presented at the RSNA 2020 meeting by Swiss trauma experts.  Discuss
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