Diffusion-weighted imaging of breast begins to come of age
August 19, 2019 -- Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) of the breast offers enormous future potential as an imaging biomarker, but multicenter trials are essential to validate single-center studies and establish DWI as a useful clinical decision-making tool, according to Dr. Julia Camps-Herrero, president of the European Society of Breast Imaging.  Discuss
Radiology chief at Karolinska issues rebuttal to Maverinck
August 14, 2019 -- The managing director for imaging and physiology at Karolinska University Hospital, Dr. Juhana Hakumäki, PhD, responds to last week's Maverinck column about the controversy swirling around recent construction at the world-famous hospital in Stockholm.  Discuss
Is it time to get serious about the placenta?
August 14, 2019 -- Significant advances are occurring in placental MRI -- particularly the development of texture analysis, machine learning, and radiomic approaches -- and the time is now ripe for systematic and detailed MRI scans of the placenta in pregnancy, a leading French expert believes.  Discuss
Support grows for mpMRI before prostate biopsy
August 13, 2019 -- A U.K. study has shown that the use of multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) in suspected cases of prostate cancer can cut unnecessary biopsies by more than a third and boost the detection of clinically significant disease by more than 50%. The findings were published online on 7 August in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Holographic lenses focus ultrasound for brain imaging
August 8, 2019 -- Better brain imaging, or even drug delivery, may be feasible due to the pioneering work of Spanish researchers. They have developed a technique for 3D printing holographic lenses that focus ultrasonic sound waves in the brain.  Discuss
What's gone wrong at the Karolinska?
August 7, 2019 -- Regular articles continue to appear in Swedish newspapers about the huge building and corruption scandal at the New Karolinska Hospital. Many doctors are leaving, patients are suffering, and some observers think the scandal is so large that it can never be thoroughly investigated. The Maverinck tells the story.  Discuss
Use DWI to streamline breast MRI protocols
August 5, 2019 -- Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) can be used to streamline breast MRI protocols, according to a joint German-Austrian study published online on 29 July in European Radiology. The results could lead to shorter breast MRI exams, say the authors.  Discuss
Orthopedic experts get set to rule at 2020 Olympics
July 31, 2019 -- Specialists in orthopedics rather than medical imaging are likely to play the preeminent role in the polyclinic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which are now less than a year away. Meanwhile, concerns persist about the health impact of the city's extreme summer heat.  Discuss
Imaging proves pivotal in presigning sports reports
July 26, 2019 -- Radiologists now have a central role to play in medical reports on elite athletes, particularly in presignings involving high-earning football players, according to the author of an article published online on 17 July in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Data validation promises to make or break AI
July 24, 2019 -- In June, Ranga Yogeshwar, a physicist and science journalist from Luxembourg, made some competent and critical comments about artificial intelligence (AI) and expressed his concerns about data validation. The Maverinck tells the story in his latest column.  Discuss