Chest experts unveil COVID-19 findings at RSNA meeting
November 30, 2020 -- CT is showing value in assessing the prevalence and severity of COVID-19 and evaluating ongoing conditions, especially when combined with artificial intelligence, according to presentations delivered by three thoracic specialists on Sunday at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting.  Discuss
Radiology takes stock of its role in combatting COVID-19
November 10, 2020 -- Sunday's International Day of Radiology paid tribute to the radiologists, radiographers, and support staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic. Imaging teams came together to raise awareness and celebrate the vital role of radiology, as well as to reflect on how the profession has changed this year. Our roundup includes the photographic highlights.  Discuss
RIS firms must give more support to radiology, urges RCR
November 5, 2020 -- Tech companies -- particularly radiology information system (RIS) providers -- must improve data presentation for radiologists so they can put their case better to management about the significant workforce shortages facing the specialty, according to a new report from the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).  Discuss
COVID-19 papers: Publish fast, even if it's trash
September 29, 2020 -- In the mad rush of the COVID-19 rat race to become the first to publish "important" scientific or research results, even respected peer-reviewed journals have accepted articles without a proper review, the Maverinck writes in a new column. Pointless papers have become a serious problem, he says.  Discuss
French-speaking world gets set for 6-channel JFR
September 28, 2020 -- Predictive imaging, lung cancer screening, and the so-called patient experience will be central themes at the annual congress for the French-speaking radiological community, the Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR). The event will take place between 2 and 5 October via six livestreaming channels.  Discuss
Experience matters in detection of COVID-19 pneumonia
September 18, 2020 -- Italian investigators have revealed that the capability of radiologists to detect COVID-19 pneumonia on chest x-rays grew over time, as they gained experience. This also applied to readers with less x-ray experience, they noted in an online article posted on 10 September in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Global COVID-19 survey casts light on modality use
September 17, 2020 -- A survey of 50 radiology departments in 33 countries has highlighted significant variations in imaging procedures for COVID-19 patients. Conducted by the International Society of Radiology and supported by the European Society of Radiology, the research was published online on 17 September by European Radiology.  Discuss
Sleep wrecker: COVID-19 causes insomnia in radiologists
September 16, 2020 -- It's official: The COVID-19 pandemic has induced widespread insomnia, anxiety, and depression among radiologists. A large French survey has confirmed this, but it has also shown that access to logistical and psychological support has been easier in public rather than private hospitals during the pandemic.  Discuss
AI aids diagnosis of heart failure on chest x-rays
September 16, 2020 -- Deep learning is useful for diagnosing heart failure on x-ray images, researchers reported at the recent European Society of Cardiology virtual congress. They used chest x-rays from a publicly available database to train an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that yielded 82% accuracy for detecting heart failure on a test dataset.  Discuss
Controversy ignites over report of unchecked scan results
September 15, 2020 -- A media article published on 12 September has opened up a lively discussion about how and why thousands of test results were allegedly never followed up at a hospital in Australia last year. It is claimed this omission led to the death of a baby girl, missed broken bones, and the prescription of wrong medication.  Discuss