Attention focuses on green credentials of congresses
August 12, 2020 -- Sydney would have been an environmentally suboptimal location for the annual International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) meeting, as measured by calculations of carbon dioxide emissions, according to new German analysis.
Tattoos and MRI: RF-induced heating may pose risk
August 11, 2020 -- The permanent tattoos of patients represent an important potential safety hazard during MRI, and the shape of the tattoo is the major factor in increasing the radiofrequency (RF) heating effects, researchers are reporting at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
Curiosity and teamwork can bring career success
August 11, 2020 -- Be curious, follow your passion, dare to be different, listen to criticism, and work in teams, delegates were told in Sunday's keynote lecture on MRI and pediatric brain development at the ISMRM & SMRT Virtual Conference & Exhibition.  Discuss
Implantable hearing devices cause MRI safety concerns
August 10, 2020 -- Several hundred adverse events during MRI scans of patients with implantable hearing devices have occurred in the past decade, particularly in patients with cochlear implants, Belgian researchers are reporting at this week's International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
How AI can help improve hip fracture diagnosis
July 31, 2020 -- Researchers have found that the use of an artificial intelligence (AI) deep convolutional neural network to evaluate x-ray images can enhance radiologist performance in identifying hip fractures. They published their findings on 23 July in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Urine test and CT can boost detection of adrenal cancer
July 29, 2020 -- Employing a "triple test strategy" that combines lab work and imaging could improve the detection of adrenal cancer and reduce costs and time to surgery for patients, according to a pan-European study published online on 23 July in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.  Discuss
German team identifies cardiac problems after COVID-19
July 28, 2020 -- Researchers from Frankfurt in Germany have highlighted yet another facet of COVID-19 that must be tracked. They've used cardiac MRI to show that patients who have recovered from the disease may be at risk of heart complications.  Discuss
ECR 2020: COVID-19's nonpulmonary manifestations
July 18, 2020 -- COVID-19 often initially presents as respiratory disease, but it also has serious nonpulmonary manifestations, according to a session held on 16 July at the virtual edition of ECR 2020.  Discuss
CT, MRI waiting lists grow significantly in England
July 16, 2020 -- More than half of patients in England referred for imaging are waiting for six weeks or more, and that number increased from fewer than 20,000 in May 2019 to nearly 327,000 in May 2020, according to a report posted on 14 July by the Guardian. It's the perfect storm, admits the Royal College of Radiologists.  Discuss
How has radiology education fared in COVID-19 pandemic?
July 14, 2020 -- Training and education remain the prime focus of ECR, and on the eve of this year's congress, Prof. Dr. Laura Oleaga, PhD, speaks about how the European Board of Radiology (EBR) and her department in Barcelona have been affected by the pandemic. In this video interview, she also reflects on winning the top educator award in the 2020 EuroMinnies.  Discuss