Kuhl: COVID-19 is a crisis of biblical proportions
March 26, 2020 -- Anyone who doubts the severity of the threat posed by the COVID-19 crisis should listen to the latest assessment from Dr. Christiane Kuhl, the leading breast imaging researcher. "This is a crisis of biblical proportions," she told AuntMinnieEurope.com on 24 March.  Discuss
MRI helps create measures for normal fetal development
March 25, 2020 -- Using MRI, Israeli researchers have established a set of benchmark measurements for fetal facial and cranial structures to help chart development over multiple gestation weeks. Their findings were published on 12 March in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Magnetized molecules monitor breast cancers
March 6, 2020 -- A new technique that uses hyperpolarized carbon-13 MRI to monitor the metabolism of different types of breast cancer can identify how rapidly a tumor is growing, U.K. researchers report. The approach could help doctors prescribe the best course of treatment and follow how patients respond.  Discuss
Abortion studies look set to arouse controversy
March 4, 2020 -- Two new research papers from China involving the use of ultrasound to evaluate endometrial receptivity and damage in patients who have had a so-called artificial abortion appear likely to generate debate -- not because of the findings but due to the unusual terminology employed by the authors.  Discuss
ECR 2020 gets postponed until mid-July
March 3, 2020 -- Next week's European Congress of Radiology (ECR) has been called off and rescheduled for 15-19 July in Vienna. It was impossible to guarantee a safe environment for attendees due to the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to organizers of the meeting.  Discuss
Abbreviated breast MRI proves value for invasive cancer
February 27, 2020 -- A 10-minute MRI scan may be superior to digital breast tomosynthesis in women with dense tissue, writes a U.S.-German team. The group published the results of a 48-center study in the 25 February issue of JAMA.  Discuss
Women dominate in 2020 EuroMinnies awards
February 25, 2020 -- Women have dominated the 2020 EuroMinnies award scheme, collecting the prizes for Most Influential Radiology Researcher, Most Effective Radiology Educator, Radiology Rising Star, and Scientific Paper of the Year. Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Sweden have provided the winners in these four categories.  Discuss
Dutch unveil new data on claims against radiology
February 18, 2020 -- Breast and musculoskeletal imaging accounted for over a third of legal allegations made against radiologists and trainees over the past decade, but the total number of cases remains low, according to Dutch figures published online on 17 February by European Radiology.  Discuss
Does double reading mammography make sense?
February 18, 2020 -- New research confirms that a double reading of a mammogram, followed by a consensus review when the recommendations don't align, helps to reduce recall rates without affecting cancer detection. The analysis was published online on 11 February in Radiology.  Discuss
Is breast MRI worth the recall rate in clinical exams?
February 13, 2020 -- MRI has a high sensitivity when it comes to breast cancer, but the modality also has a recall rate of more than 11% and may not be worth the additional recalls for a high-risk patient population, according to a research team from Dublin.  Discuss