How not to get sued: A guide for radiologists
March 21, 2018 -- Claims against radiologists are not uncommon and in England represented 2.26% of all claims. What are the types of claims faced by radiologists and how can they be avoided? Lawyers Alison Garrett and Joanna Lloyd discuss these issues in a new column.  Discuss
PET/MRI, PET/CT can add to initial breast cancer staging
March 20, 2018 -- Both PET/MRI and PET/CT perform admirably in the initial staging of breast cancer patients, but there are subtle nuances between the hybrid modalities of which clinicians should be aware, according to a Swiss study presented earlier this month at ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss
PET/MRI falls short in lymph node metastases analysis
March 16, 2018 -- While the combination of PET and MRI has shown promise for detecting and characterizing some forms of cancer, the hybrid modality does not match the accuracy of invasive sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma patients, according to a study presented at ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss
Spanish collect top ECR award for work on elbow imaging
March 15, 2018 -- When it comes to elbow injuries, MRI and MR arthrography are the modalities of choice, but building up the all-important expertise is no simple task, according to researchers from Spain who received a prestigious magna cum laude award at ECR 2018.  Discuss
Hybrid 3D printing reduces chest tumor surgery times
March 12, 2018 -- Researchers from Spain have created 3D-printed lung cancer models based on a combination of CT scans and MR images. They explained how to make these hybrid models and also described the advantages of using them to guide tumor removal in an ECR 2018 poster presentation that won a cum laude award.  Discuss
MRI 2028: What to expect in the next decade of MRI?
March 9, 2018 -- The 50th anniversary of MRI for clinical use is on the horizon. MRI has remained at the pinnacle of diagnostic imaging, influencing many advances in radiology. As we enter an increasingly digital era, what role will MRI play? Market analyst Stephen Holloway explores some recent developments and speculates about the future.  Discuss
Top 5 trends from ECR 2018 in Vienna
March 8, 2018 -- The huge red dragon that dominated the registration area of ECR 2018 looked amazing in everybody's photos, but what were the lasting impressions and meaningful issues to take away from this year's congress in a decidedly chilly Vienna? Our editorial team has put together a list of the five key themes.  Discuss
Hospitals begin to tap vast potential of 3D printing
March 8, 2018 -- Medical 3D printing services company 3D LifePrints is on the expansion trail. It creates surgical planning models for cardiac, orthopedic, and craniofacial cases, based predominantly on CT and MR images, and it is also focusing on 3D printing of medical device prototypes and surgical tools such as bespoke cutting guides.  Discuss
The unreasonable radiologist
March 7, 2018 -- We should be bold and decisive, borderline unreasonable, writes Dr. Paul McCoubrie. We need to all become a little more "Dr. No," and we need the wisdom to distinguish clinical demand from clinical need, he notes.  Discuss
Focus on FOCUS, a new DWI-MRI protocol for breast lesions
March 5, 2018 -- A new type of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is giving conventional breast MRI a run for its money. Field-of-view optimized and constrained undistorted single-shot (FOCUS) imaging can identify 85% of suspicious breast lesions, ECR 2018 delegates learned in Vienna.  Discuss