Coronary CT angio makes giant leap in dose reduction
September 17, 2018 -- A large international survey of radiation dose has demonstrated a huge reduction of radiation exposure in coronary CT angiography over the last decade. The study has shown doctors have reduced radiation exposure while maintaining image quality.  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
RSNA launches AI challenge to detect pneumonia on x-rays
September 4, 2018 -- The RSNA has launched its second annual machine-learning challenge: The RSNA Pneumonia Detection Challenge invites teams to develop artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to identify and localize pneumonia in chest x-rays, with top submissions to be recognized at the RSNA 2018 meeting.  Discuss
Concealed drug packets can have fatal complications
August 22, 2018 -- When it comes to potential drug mules, it's vital to remain vigilant and become familiar with where the packets may be hidden and how they appear on both CT and x-ray images, according to new research.  Discuss
Fast thoracic MRI emerges as alternative to chest x-ray
August 10, 2018 -- How does MRI compare with chest x-ray in detecting cardiac and noncardiac findings? Very similarly, according to new research from Italy. Both modalities identified pulmonary nodules, had similar pulmonary nodule detection rates, and more.  Discuss
Radiology mourns forensic expert Dr. Hermann Vogel
August 10, 2018 -- The creator and organizer of a series of special exhibitions at ECR, Dr. Hermann Vogel, died on 30 July at the age of 76. A recognized international expert in forensic imaging, he made over 40 trips to war zones and areas of crisis across the globe to investigate human rights abuses.  Discuss
Opinion: Inappropriate use of abdominal x-rays
August 6, 2018 -- Many requests for abdominal x-rays don't ask a clear question of the interpreting radiologist, and some requests aren't even clinically indicated. Dr. Toni Anderson from Dublin has studied this issue and shares her experiences.  Discuss
U.K. research could lead to flexible x-ray detectors
July 27, 2018 -- What if x-ray detectors were flexible enough to conform to patient anatomy? Would they produce better image quality or enable more accurate monitoring of radiation dose? It may not be a pipe dream. Researchers from the University of Surrey in the U.K. are working on a digital x-ray detector material that could be fabricated into flexible x-ray detectors.  Discuss
U.K. regulator calls for urgent action on backlog of scans
July 19, 2018 -- After uncovering massive backlogs of imaging examinations at three hospitals in England, the Care Quality Commission has highlighted the need for immediate action in its comprehensive new review of radiology reporting, but Royal College of Radiologists President Dr. Nicola Strickland has renewed her plea for more resources.  Discuss