Synthetic lesions boost AI stroke detection results
September 17, 2020 -- After training on a dataset that included tens of thousands of synthetic images, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm produced over 90% sensitivity for detecting clinical stroke lesions on MRI, Swiss researchers reported in a study published online on 16 September in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
Controversy ignites over report of unchecked scan results
September 15, 2020 -- A media article published on 12 September has opened up a lively discussion about how and why thousands of test results were allegedly never followed up at a hospital in Australia last year. It is claimed this omission led to the death of a baby girl, missed broken bones, and the prescription of wrong medication.  Discuss
After Brexit: Device regulations come under scrutiny
September 15, 2020 -- The U.K. has produced advice on how to launch medical devices on the market after the Brexit transition period ends on 1 January 2021. Regulatory expert Mike Pogose discusses how the new procedures will affect imaging manufacturers and their customers.  Discuss
U.K. team spots COVID-19 in breast MRI case
September 4, 2020 -- Staff at a leading hospital in London have diagnosed COVID-19 infection in a 68-year-old woman who underwent an MRI examination for breast cancer staging, after a radiologist spotted unusual pulmonary findings on the scan.  Discuss
MRI advances in sickle cell disease, heart transplants
September 1, 2020 -- The sustained clinical progress being made in the use of MRI to evaluate cardiac function in sickle cell disease and identify inflammation as a cause of graft dysfunction in heart transplant patients was evident in two separate eye-catching presentations made at this week's European Society of Cardiology congress.  Discuss
Illicit drug use: Dublin team turns to imaging
September 1, 2020 -- MRI is the modality of choice for suspected bone or joint complications arising from injected drug use, while CT and ultrasound play a key role in assessing soft tissue and vascular issues, Irish researchers have reported. Illicit drug use is a major healthcare problem associated with numerous multisystem complications, they say.  Discuss
Should gadolinium research shift from brain to skin?
August 31, 2020 -- It might be wise to shift the main focus of research into gadolinium deposition from the brain to the skin and its innervation, particularly in light of the growing evidence from the latest animal studies, a leading European researcher has proposed.  Discuss
CAD provides boost for Alzheimer's detection
August 28, 2020 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) software based on artificial intelligence trained on MRI data can help identify patients with mild cognitive impairment resulting from Alzheimer's disease, researchers from Turkey have reported.  Discuss
RCR pinpoints regional workforce disparities in U.K.
August 27, 2020 -- The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has published a series of reports highlighting significant national and regional staffing variations that persist across the U.K. Individual documents for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales also show the scale of radiologist shortages in each country.  Discuss
Abbreviated MRI wins support in breast imaging
August 21, 2020 -- A shorter, abbreviated-protocol MRI performed as well as a full-protocol breast MRI, suggesting it can be used for diagnostic imaging, according to research presented at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual meeting  Discuss