DRG prepares to unveil book at 100th congress in Leipzig
May 24, 2019 -- The German Radiological Society (DRG) is to launch a new book about medical imaging's current and future role during the upcoming 100th German Radiology Congress (Deutscher Röntgenkongress, RöKo 2019), which begins in Leipzig on 29 May.
MR imaging: Quo vadis?
May 22, 2019 -- Surprisingly little has changed since MRI became a clinical tool in the 1980s, writes the Maverinck. In the first of a two-part column, he presents a personal view of the main ongoing controversies and unresolved issues in the modality, including magnetic field strength and flawed research.  Discuss
Kuhl brings the curtain down in Montreal
May 22, 2019 -- Better risk assessment methods and more appropriate utilization of imaging modalities such as breast MRI open the door for personalized cancer screening strategies, Prof. Christiane Kuhl told delegates in the closing Mansfield Lecture at last week's International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual meeting in Montreal.  Discuss
French survey reveals what radiologists expect from AI
May 21, 2019 -- A new survey from France has shown that most radiologists believe artificial intelligence (AI) will reduce medical errors and allow them to spend more time with patients, but many of them still do not use AI. They fear they lack sufficient knowledge, and this may hamper future practice.  Discuss
Postmortem pediatric imaging proves value
May 20, 2019 -- What are the key indications, advantages, and limitations of postmortem pediatric imaging? Which modality works best? And what is the role of 3D printing? Dr. Owen Arthurs from London's Great Ormond Street Hospital provides some answers.  Discuss
Novel MRI technique diagnoses, monitors kidney fibrosis
May 17, 2019 -- German researchers have developed a method to image, diagnose, and stage kidney fibrosis. By using an MRI contrast agent specific to elastin, they demonstrated the use of their technique for longitudinal diagnosis and monitoring of patients.  Discuss
3D MRI captures changes to fetal head during birth
May 16, 2019 -- Researchers from France have used 3D MRI to visualize changes to the shape of the fetal brain and skull during the second stage of labor. The images revealed that fetal heads may experience greater stress than previously imagined, according to an article published online on 15 May in PLOS One.  Discuss
AI image interpretation platforms come of age
May 15, 2019 -- Image interpretation systems involving artificial intelligence (AI) have improved dramatically, and huge potential now exists for boosting patient management decisions with image preanalysis by AI algorithms, writes Dr. Neelam Dugar. Adopting common standards is vital, however.  Discuss
How to train the medical physicists of the future
May 10, 2019 -- At the recent European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology meeting in Milan, a debate examined the skills that medical physicists will require in 10 years' time and asked how training for medical physicists specializing in radiation oncology should develop over the next decade. Five expert speakers presented their thoughts -- and then let the audience decide.  Discuss
Whole-body MRI gets cancer detection boost
May 9, 2019 -- Fresh evidence shows that whole-body MRI may be quicker and cheaper than standard imaging for detecting the spread of colorectal and non-small cell lung cancers, while being just as sensitive. The findings from two prospective trials involving nearly 500 patients across 16 U.K. hospitals were published on 9 May in Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Lancet Respiratory Medicine.  Discuss