Maskell: Imaging data's a mess and services need an overhaul
June 24, 2021 -- Imaging services in England need an urgent overhaul, including the patient experience, data harmonization, and the development of portals for timely data tracking, Dr. Giles Maskell told attendees at the virtual UK Imaging & Oncology Congress session on service optimization. Read More
What does it mean to be resilient?
June 17, 2021 -- Medicine is a roller coaster that never stops -- you just have to jump on and jump off, writes interventional radiologist Dr. Chris Hammond. He reflects on his personal journey, the memorable patients, the intense and relentless ride, and the meaning of resilience. Read More
Achenbach comments on collapse of Danish star Christian Eriksen
June 15, 2021 -- Not all cases of sudden cardiac death can be prevented by screening, and it's vital to balance the risks and benefits, warned cardiac imaging expert Prof. Dr. Stephan Achenbach after the collapse of 29-year-old football player Christian Eriksen on the second day of the Euros. Read More
Has COVID-19 changed children's imaging forever?
June 14, 2021 -- Toys, distraction aids, and themed decorations in waiting areas are no longer used to calm anxious patients before a scan at Nottingham Children's Hospital, and personal protective equipment has resulted in far fewer smiles, according to a presentation at the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress. Read More
How to find the winning formula in sports imaging
June 10, 2021 -- What personal qualities and skills does a sports radiologist need? On the eve of the Euros, a leading U.K. specialist gives a masterclass in sports radiology and outlines how best to diagnose injuries in elite athletes. Read More
What does the future hold now for low-field MRI systems?
June 8, 2021 -- Low-field MRI is a highly promising area, and by changing your mindset and nurturing an interest in going lower in terms of field strength, you can embrace different challenges and achieve success, says Swiss expert Mathieu Sarracanie, PhD, in an exclusive interview. Read More
U.K. team unveils progress on texture analysis of placental MRI
June 7, 2021 -- Apparent diffusion coefficient MRI values are an important potential marker for the future evaluation of placenta accreta spectrum and can help boost confidence in the radiological diagnosis, researchers from Sheffield have reported at the virtual UK Imaging & Oncology Congress. Read More
German expert provides safety update on gadolinium contrast
June 2, 2021 -- Macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents used in MRI do not cause hyperintensities in the dentate nucleus and may be useful in glymphatic imaging, said Prof. Dr. Alexander Radbruch, JD, at the recent International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual meeting. Read More
MRI sheds new light on brain tissue changes in long-COVID cases
June 1, 2021 -- A brain study of long COVID conducted at a leading U.K. facility has highlighted gray-matter changes linked to inflammation in anosmia patients and microstructure properties possibly linked to iron homeostasis in patients recovering from COVID-19. Read More
Damadian causes a stir with reflections on early days of MRI
May 31, 2021 -- The ever-controversial Dr. Raymond Damadian has reiterated his conviction that the development of MRI was a gift from God. He shared his latest thoughts on the early days of the modality in a fireside chat at the recent International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual meeting. Read More