Breast MRI can identify lactating women's cancer
October 2, 2018 -- A woman presents with pregnancy-associated breast cancer: How do you image her? Despite high background parenchymal enhancement, MRI is appropriate and accurately spots satellite lesions, according to researchers from Tübingen, Germany. Breast MRI expert Dr. Christiane Kuhl is convinced the study has merit.  Discuss
AI algorithm predicts need for mental therapy
September 28, 2018 -- German researchers led a team that used an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to analyze MR images and behavioral data of people at high risk of psychosis or with depression. The algorithm was able to predict whether the individuals would need mental therapy, according to results published online on 26 September in JAMA Psychiatry.  Discuss
Parizel quits Europe, heads Down Under
September 26, 2018 -- One of the best-known European radiologists, Dr. Paul M. Parizel, PhD, is to leave his post at Antwerp University Hospital in Belgium. From January, he will combine an academic position as a full professor at the University of Western Australia with a part-time appointment at Royal Perth Hospital.  Discuss
AI algorithm produces synthetic brain MR images
September 18, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can produce synthetic brain MR images, solving a number of challenges in training AI algorithms, according to research presented on 16 September at the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention in Granada, Spain.  Discuss
Does radiology have a bullying problem?
September 12, 2018 -- LIVERPOOL - Bullying and harassment are serious endemic problems in some radiology departments, and urgent action is required to promote teamwork and ensure patient care does not suffer, delegates were told on 11 September at the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists annual congress.  Discuss
Strickland: Outsourcing spending is unsustainable
September 5, 2018 -- U.K. outsourcing costs have doubled in just three years, and a shortage of at least 1,600 radiologists is anticipated by 2022, according to a report released on 5 September by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). Urgent action is vital, said RCR President Dr. Nicola Strickland.  Discuss
20 new golden rules of radiology
September 5, 2018 -- Always report in date order, introduce yourself, dress smartly, and don't criticize colleagues. These are four of the new rules of radiology developed by Dr. Paul McCoubrie. We present the third in his series of articles about the specialty's uber-truths.  Discuss
U.K. group's fast cardiac MRI protocol passes test in Peru
September 3, 2018 -- A fast-scanning cardiac MRI protocol first developed and tested in the U.K. has been successfully used in Peru, according to research published on 29 August. Researchers believe the study proves the technique is well-suited for providing cardiac MRI in developing countries.  Discuss
Supine breast MRI more accurately sizes tumors
August 31, 2018 -- Performing breast MRI on patients in the supine position more accurately determines breast cancer tumor size than prone MRI, according to research from Finland. And because supine MRI demarcates and projects lesions on the skin in the same position used in surgery, it is likely to reduce the need for more operations.  Discuss
Gadolinium may enter brain via CSF in humans
August 27, 2018 -- Swiss researchers have confirmed the presence of gadolinium in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within a few hours of an MRI scan with a macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agent. The findings indicate that CSF could be the pathway through which gadolinium enters the brain, they concluded in the September issue of Radiology.  Discuss