Global radiology training gets set for change
January 18, 2021 -- A new educational course spearheaded by the Australian-based charity Radiology Across Borders promises to improve patient access to imaging services worldwide. Aimed mostly at those in the developing world or remote areas, it will focus on safety and interpretation of common pathologies.  Discuss
Imaging mourns loss of cardiac pioneer Simon Rees
January 14, 2021 -- Dr. Simon Rees, the eminent cardiac radiologist and educator, has died. We pay tribute to the man who helped care for the British royal family, who was the only doctor on duty when a major air disaster occurred, and whose overwhelming passion outside of radiology was hunting.  Discuss
Hybrid imaging gives boost to ovarian biopsies
January 13, 2021 -- Investigators from the University of Cambridge in the U.K. have used a targeted, ultrasound-guided tissue biopsy method that superimposed CT images with tumor habitat maps onto ultrasound images in patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer.  Discuss
CT proves indispensable in lung transplant cases
January 12, 2021 -- Radiologists from the hospital that carried out the first lung transplant in France on a COVID-19 patient have shared their experiences and knowledge of how imaging can help to improve outcome and minimize the risk of rejection of the transplanted organ.  Discuss
Lung CT scans help predict COVID-19 mortality risk
January 12, 2021 -- Investigators have found that volumetric analysis of lung consolidation on chest CT scans can be used to forecast the risk of COVID-19 patients dying in the hospital and aid in management decisions. They published their results online on 6 January in European Journal of Radiology Open.  Discuss
Social media and the dominant power of an image
January 7, 2021 -- Posting beautiful images may show the success of an intervention, but it raises confidentiality issues and like Instagram, it represents a filtered and distorted version of reality, Dr. Chris Hammond writes. Used properly, however, social media is an exciting and powerful tool.  Discuss
French team backs use of CTPA for pulmonary embolism
January 7, 2021 -- Investigators from Brest in France have found that CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) can play a key role in screening for pulmonary embolism in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who presented at the hospital with worsening respiratory symptoms. They published their results on 5 January in JAMA.  Discuss
Ultralow-dose CT proves viable for 3D printing
January 6, 2021 -- New research suggests that CT images acquired at ultralow radiation doses can be used to produce high-quality 3D-printed models of wrist fractures. The study findings were published online on 23 December in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Tribunal gives reprieve to radiologist after drinking session
January 4, 2021 -- Dr. Mathias Gruber, the German-trained radiologist who was dismissed after drinking the night before he reported for a shift at a U.K. hospital, will remain on the medical register following a five-day investigation, according to a report posted on 28 December by the Peterborough Telegraph newspaper.  Discuss
Coping with COVID-19: Moral values must play central role
December 22, 2020 -- To find answers on how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, we may be looking in the wrong place. As much as epidemiological science, moral values underpin the huge changes in society imposed by governments worldwide. We must examine our moral values more closely, writes interventional radiologist Dr. Chris Hammond.  Discuss