A short and critical approach to contrast agent safety
September 8, 2017 -- In the current climate of "gadolinium phobia," it's difficult to know which contrast agent to use in a given clinical scenario and in what quantity. The Maverinck aims to bring some clarity and common sense to the ongoing safety debate in his latest column.  Discuss
Olympic sport of wrestling poses injury challenges
August 22, 2017 -- Wrestling is a popular global sport, but due to its arduous nature, it has a particularly high injury rate. Shoulder injuries are a major problem for wrestlers, and new research has shed light on the radiological aspects.  Discuss
EJR: More experience doesn't always mean less dose
August 10, 2017 -- Radiology experience is not always an indication of how much radiation dose patients receive, according to a recent study in the European Journal of Radiology (EJR). For fluoroscopic-guided hip injections, Canadians found trainees tend not to expose patients to increased radiation as compared with their experienced colleagues.  Discuss
When radiologists can be useful ...
August 7, 2017 -- A little boy has a persistent cough, and the chest specialist suspects lung cancer. Then a retired radiologist intervenes and helps resolve the potential crisis. The Maverinck tells this simple tale.  Discuss
How to optimize dose in hybrid operating rooms
August 2, 2017 -- A clinical team from Liverpool, U.K., has revealed a 14-point strategy for improving radiation dose awareness and protection in a hybrid operating room. The checklist could serve as a useful guide for hospitals across Europe and beyond performing image-guided minimally invasive procedures.  Discuss
8 ways to boost accuracy in lateral chest x-rays
July 13, 2017 -- A clear understanding of normal thoracic anatomy and appearances on a lateral chest radiograph, along with a systematic approach for reviewing cases, can increase confidence with interpretation, according to U.K. researchers who have developed an eight-point plan to help the process.  Discuss