More clinical exchange can help bolster image interpretation
May 11, 2021 -- Direct communication between radiologists and patients resulted in a change in the radiological reports of 52 out of 122 cases (nearly 43%), according to a new Swiss-Austrian study published online on 28 April in European Radiology. Read More
London group strives for simplicity and accessibility in prostate MRI
May 4, 2021 -- How can you standardize prostate MRI protocols across a hospital network? Researchers from University College London have provided some much-needed answers in a new study. Read More
Is a mass exodus imminent for U.K. radiology?
May 4, 2021 -- Fears are growing that large numbers of U.K. doctors will leave the National Health Service over the coming months, but there is no evidence yet that radiology is suffering a mass exodus, the Royal College of Radiologists has reported. Read More
Vogl elaborates on how best to diagnose and treat venous disease
May 4, 2021 -- Venous disease is widespread and common, and it is particularly topical right now, given the potential side effects of COVID-19 vaccines. In a Q&A interview, Prof. Thomas Vogl outlines which venous disorders his team deals with in their daily clinical routine and how they diagnose and treat patients. Read More
U.K. radiology's looming crisis deepens in COVID-19 pandemic
April 28, 2021 -- The U.K. radiologist workforce is now short-staffed by 33% and needs at least another 1,939 consultants to meet safe staffing levels and pre-COVID-19 levels of demand for scans, according to a new census published on 28 April by the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists. Read More
Ever heard of neck Vader, Davy Jones pelvis, or Shaun the Sheep diverticula?
April 27, 2021 -- Keeping in mind movie characters like Darth Vader, Davy Jones, and Shaun the Sheep can boost fun and productivity in radiology reporting and be a useful training tool, say Spanish radiologists. They've studied pareidolia -- a form of pattern recognition in which an image looks like an object or a creature -- and they've shared 11 examples for you to savor. Read More
Breast MRI can enhance management of women with nipple discharge
April 19, 2021 -- Breast MRI is becoming increasingly valuable in the management of patients with suspicious nipple discharge and a negative mammogram and ultrasound scan, a new French study has shown. Read More
How low can MRI developers go when it comes to field strength?
April 15, 2021 -- There's no obvious reason why MRI scanners cannot function effectively and deliver good image quality at low field strengths, says Arthur Kaindl, PhD, head of MR at Siemens Healthineers. His team won the 2021 EuroMinnies Best New Radiology Device award for a 0.55-tesla system. Read More
Italian team supports liquid biopsy for MRI of breast cancer cases
April 14, 2021 -- The addition of a liquid biopsy to MRI may improve the ability to evaluate breast cancer treatment response, researchers from the University of Genoa in Italy reported on 10 April. Read More
Global imaging community loses another radiologist to COVID-19
April 8, 2021 -- Dr. Arshad Munir, general secretary of the Pakistan Islamic Medical Association, has died of COVID-19. He contracted the disease while working as a radiologist at a hospital in Faisalabad, according to local media reports. Read More