Ultrasound features prominently in MSK talks at ECR 2020
May 26, 2020 -- MRI has been the main modality for musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging research in recent years, but the applications of ultrasound are covered in many of the abstracts for the ECR 2020 meeting in July. Artificial intelligence and 3D printing are also set to play a major future role in this field, noted MSK Section Chairperson Dr. Anagha Parkar.  Discuss
French team shines light on liver cancer survival
May 18, 2020 -- Researchers from near Paris have shown that hepatobiliary MR contrast agent uptake can predict survival in patients with resectable hepatocellular carcinoma as well as F-18 FDG PET/CT can. They published their findings on 13 May in European Radiology.  Discuss
U.K. staffing crisis deepens, RCR asserts
April 21, 2020 -- Workforce shortages in clinical radiology are increasing year-on-year, resulting in delayed diagnoses and lower-quality patient care, according to the latest annual census from the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). Shortages of interventional and breast radiologists are an area of particular concern.  Discuss
How 3D fusion can aid diagnosis of cardiac disease
April 20, 2020 -- Swiss investigators have found a 3D image fusion technique combining CT and MRI data enables clinicians to better diagnose coronary artery disease. They published their results on 16 April in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Deep learning can boost reconstruction of 4D flow MRI
April 15, 2020 -- Swiss researchers have developed FlowVN, a deep‑learning model that can reconstruct cardiovascular blood flow in 4D as accurately as conventional methods, but in a fraction of the time. They published their results on 13 April in Nature Machine Intelligence.  Discuss
Keep family close in a crisis, Kuhl urges
April 14, 2020 -- In trying times, all of us look for certainty in our lives. For Dr. Christiane Kuhl, the leading radiology researcher, a solid and constantly reassuring aspect of her life is her family. In part 2 of our exclusive interview, she talks about her family and her department.  Discuss
Austrian group reduces MRI contrast reactions in children
April 10, 2020 -- Researchers from Vienna have found that using a "fast-track allergy workup" can help prevent pediatric patients from experiencing adverse allergic reactions in follow-up gadolinium-enhanced MRI scans. They published their findings on 3 April in PLOS One.  Discuss
Radiologist joins Italy's tally of 87 doctors to die of COVID-19
April 8, 2020 -- Dr. Carlo Amodio -- a radiologist from Maria Cecilia Hospital in Cotignola, near Bologna -- has died of COVID-19. He joins the fast-growing list of 87 medical doctors in Italy who have died from the disease, the National Federation of Doctors' Guilds announced on 6 April.  Discuss
MRI illustrates how pediatric brains can recover
March 30, 2020 -- Swiss researchers have identified several key MRI-based indicators that can help determine how well pediatric patients will recover from a brain injury. They published their study findings online on 19 March in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Kuhl: COVID-19 is a crisis of biblical proportions
March 26, 2020 -- Anyone who doubts the severity of the threat posed by the COVID-19 crisis should listen to the latest assessment from Dr. Christiane Kuhl, the leading breast imaging researcher. "This is a crisis of biblical proportions," she told AuntMinnieEurope.com on 24 March.  Discuss