RADIOLOGY NEWS
Ransomware attack leaves Irish radiology reeling after IT shutdown
May 17, 2021 -- Radiologists across Ireland are battling hard to deliver services to patients after a ransomware attack led to the closure of many computer systems on Friday. The major disruption looks set to last for several days. Read More
Trauma imaging volume falls sharply in pandemic in Germany
May 17, 2021 -- COVID-19 restrictions have led to a significant decline in trauma injuries that require imaging, says Prof. Dr. Michael Lell from Nuremberg, Germany, in a Q&A interview. For night-duty CT scans of the midface, the fall has been around 35%. Read More
Signs of early cardiac damage boosts risk of death in COVID cases
May 14, 2021 -- Researchers from London and Wuhan, China, have found that first-phase ejection fraction on echocardiography scans was strongly associated with survival in COVID-19. The measurement seems to reflect a connection between COVID-19 severity and preexisting preclinical heart failure. Read More
Latest analysis from global survey provides window into AI's future
May 13, 2021 -- The second part of an international survey of over 1,000 radiologists and residents about artificial intelligence (AI) in imaging has shown that nearly 80% of respondents want the subspecialty to be included in residency training. The survey shines a light on what role AI is expected to have in the future and the perceived hurdles to its implementation. Read More
U.K. issues advice on how to handle inappropriate radiology requests
May 12, 2021 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has released new guidelines about vetting, triaging, and canceling unnecessary requests for imaging. The aim is to reduce waste and radiation exposure and ensure all examinations are appropriate. Read More
Fresh data emerge on pulmonary embolism in COVID-19 patients
May 11, 2021 -- Pulmonary embolism occurs most often in COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit, followed by those treated on general wards and the emergency room, Dutch authors have reported. Also, pulmonary embolism is more commonly located in peripheral rather than central pulmonary arteries, which suggests local thrombosis plays a major role. Read More
More clinical exchange can help bolster image interpretation
May 11, 2021 -- Direct communication between radiologists and patients resulted in a change in the radiological reports of 52 out of 122 cases (nearly 43%) in a new Swiss-Austrian study published online recently in European Radiology. Read More
Inquest investigates death of woman after wellness scan
May 10, 2021 -- Australian authorities are investigating the death of a Melbourne woman who died from a contrast reaction during a heart CT scan as part of a workplace wellness program. The focus is on the radiologist on duty at the time of the scan. Read More
Germans support AI plus CT to boost prediction of major coronary events
May 10, 2021 -- The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and coronary CT angiography to assess cardiovascular health can improve clinicians' ability to predict a patient's risk of future adverse events like unstable angina, researchers from Stuttgart have found. Read More
Novel research from Spain underlines potential of breast AI
May 7, 2021 -- A study of nearly 16,000 women has shown an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can sharply reduce radiologist workload for screening mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis exams without having a major impact on sensitivity. Read More