AI displays potential for breast ultrasound
August 12, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can yield a promising level of performance for differentiating between benign and malignant solid breast masses on B-mode ultrasound images, but further improvement is still needed, according to research published online on 5 August in European Radiology Experimental.  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
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
Elastography predicts breast cancer therapy response
July 23, 2019 -- Elastography can help determine treatment response in patients with locally advanced breast cancer during the course of neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to a study published in July in BJR.  Discuss
Point-of-care ultrasound pays off in rural Germany
July 9, 2019 -- In remote parts of Germany, point-of-care ultrasound is enabling doctors to provide faster and more accurate diagnoses and treatments to patients in the community, helping to reduce hospital stays and the financial cost for the health system, particularly among the elderly.  Discuss
Sonographer regulation divides opinion in England
July 2, 2019 -- Do unregulated sonographers pose a threat to patient safety? That's the suggestion of a long-awaited report by the Professional Standards Authority into the regulation of sonographers in England. The Royal College of Radiologists has voiced strong concerns about the issue.  Discuss
MRI and teamworking boost outcome in endometriosis
June 28, 2019 -- In tricky cases of endometriosis, the key to success is the optimum use of MRI for preoperative staging plus multidisciplinary teamworking that encourages efficient feedback between surgeons and radiologists to ensure quality control, delegates learned at the recent World Congress on obstetrics and gynecology.  Discuss
Are you drowning from too many acronyms?
June 26, 2019 -- Overusing acronyms and abbreviations in imaging requests and reports can cause confusion, delay a diagnosis, and compromise patient safety, and it's essential to create an approved list of common acronyms, according to a new audit conducted in Scotland.  Discuss
What's shaping global ultrasound's future?
June 20, 2019 -- The evolution of artificial intelligence, along with the growth of emerging markets and development of new applications, will transform the worldwide use of ultrasound, predicts market columnist Simon Harris. 2018 was a record year for the modality, with revenues increasing by 6.8%.  Discuss