RCR: Checklists can save lives and careers
January 18, 2019 -- The best radiologist I ever met was also the one with the saddest career-ending story, noted Dr. Tony Nicholson from Leeds, U.K. "Experienced in hundreds of biopsies, he got the wrong side one day. He was busy and distracted," he said. The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) thinks safety checklists can help avoid situations like this.  Discuss
How to differentiate glioblastoma from brain metastasis
January 17, 2019 -- Researchers from Israel have shown the clinical potential of using automatic classification based on a single contrast of MRI to differentiate glioblastoma from brain metastasis. They've published their findings online on 11 January in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  Discuss
Meet the finalists for EuroMinnies 2019
January 16, 2019 -- Competition has been intense for the EuroMinnies, AuntMinnieEurope.com's campaign to recognize the best and brightest in European medical imaging. We received dozens of nominations, but our expert panel has now whittled down the initial list of 97 candidates to 16 finalists in eight categories. Find out who made the final cut.  Discuss
Imaging aquatic life: Diving into the unknown
January 16, 2019 -- VALENCIA - The creatures that live under the sea have inspired humans over history, and even the congress poster for ECR 2019 has a nautical theme, but many aquatic species remain elusive. Imaging can help reveal some of their secrets and protect and care for them, a veterinarian from Spain told attendees at a recent congress.  Discuss
Support gathers for commercial launch of open Lego MRI
January 14, 2019 -- A radiographer in the U.K. is trying to secure support for the idea of a Lego open MRI scanner in a bid to convince the Danish company to offer a replica of a suite as a commercial product. This follows the development and use of Lego MRI by a group of U.S. and Dutch radiologists in 2015.  Discuss
Norwegians offer theory for risks of football heading
January 11, 2019 -- Researchers from Norway are offering a theory for a puzzling question on the risks of heading a football -- why does the practice seem to affect female players more than their male counterparts? They believe the phenomenon could be related to the size and weight of the ball relative to player size.  Discuss
Machine learning, fMRI unlock cellular brain properties
January 11, 2019 -- The combination of machine learning and functional MRI (fMRI) can reveal the cellular properties of brain regions, offering potential for noninvasive assessment of treatments for neurological diseases and the use of individualized therapies, according to research published online January 9 in Science Advances.  Discuss
Spanish group scoops top prizes for work in advanced MRI
January 9, 2019 -- Radiologists from a small city in southern Spain that is famous for its olive oil and medieval fortresses have collected two prestigious awards for their groundbreaking research in the emerging field of diffusion tensor imaging.  Discuss
German team investigates novel method to detect gadolinium
January 8, 2019 -- Researchers from Erlangen, Germany, have looked at the possibility that significantly lower T1 relaxation times can confirm the presence of gadolinium in the brains of patients who have undergone multiple contrast-enhanced MRI scans. They published their findings online on 1 January in Radiology.  Discuss
French radiology responds strongly to 'disdainful' criticism
January 3, 2019 -- France's National Council of Radiology has reacted angrily to a series of negative comments made about the profession by an expert in infectious diseases. The remarks were made in a recent editorial in the weekly political and news magazine Le Point.  Discuss