Responsibility question surfaces in Swedish MRI accident
January 16, 2020 -- Who bears formal responsibility for the serious MRI accident at Sunderby Hospital in Luleå, Swedish Lapland? This complex question appears to lie at the heart of the investigation that's still going on, and the answer may well set a legal precedent, according to experts.  Discuss
MRI-guided radiotherapy progresses in clinical arena
January 13, 2020 -- MR-guided radiotherapy enables direct visualization of structures of interest in the treatment position, with high soft-tissue contrast. Greek researchers have now developed a method for overall dosimetric evaluation of an MR linear accelerator system.  Discuss
MRI safety first? Or last?
January 9, 2020 -- The recent spate of MRI accidents in Sweden is due to thoughtlessness, and the damage seems self-inflicted, writes the Maverinck. MR machines are not toys, and operating them requires concentration and knowing and not forgetting the rules.  Discuss
Spanish show how MRI adds value in soft-tissue lesions
January 7, 2020 -- Radiologists can enhance their ability to diagnose soft-tissue lesions by using certain gamuts to more easily recognize the specific features and parameters derived from functional MRI sequences, according to prize-winning research from Spain.  Discuss
Top 10 AuntMinnieEurope stories for 2019
December 30, 2019 -- MRI safety shot to the very top of the news agenda and priority list of the European medical imaging community during 2019. It accounted for our top four most-viewed articles over the past 12 months.  Discuss
Hitachi approves plan to sell medical division to Fujifilm
December 19, 2019 -- The directors of Japanese firm Hitachi have supported the sale of its Hitachi Medical division to Fujifilm. The acquisition means two second-tier medical imaging vendors will join forces to create a global business that can compete with the largest multimodality companies.  Discuss
BMJ: Dutch MRI sex study retains appeal 20 years on
December 19, 2019 -- In a special Christmas edition, a former BMJ editor has reflected on the 20th anniversary of one of the journal's most popular articles: MRI of male and female genitals during coitus and female sexual arousal.  Discuss
Survey identifies false sense of security over MRI safety
December 17, 2019 -- A false sense of security exists when it comes to MRI safety, and many staff members are unaware of reported incidents within their own department, a large Swedish survey has found. The results were posted online on 13 December by European Radiology.  Discuss
PET/MRI wins support in breast lesion comparisons
December 16, 2019 -- Researchers from the University of Düsseldorf in Germany have found that the combination of PET with MRI was statistically superior to MRI alone for normal detection and staging of breast cancer, as well as in the detection of distant metastases (M staging). They revealed their findings at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
AI can speed up whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI
December 12, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to produce high-quality whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI (WBDWI) in a fraction of the time traditionally needed to perform these exams, potentially enabling wider use of clinical WBDWI, U.K. researchers reported at RSNA 2019.  Discuss