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Look out for 'feather duvet lung,' Scottish team urges
November 22, 2019 -- Researchers have used CT to diagnose a case of "feather duvet lung," in which lung inflammation is caused by breathing in dust from the feathers in bedding. They've warned everybody to bear in mind the condition when patients present with unexplained breathlessness.
CTPA effectively rules out PE in pregnant women
November 21, 2019 -- A 17-year Swiss study involving pregnant women with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) has shown that CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) rarely indicates the disease and more often detects alternative diagnoses. Also, the radiation dose exposure dropped by one-third during the study period.  Discuss
Investigation into MRI accident nears completion in Sweden
November 20, 2019 -- The company that owns and operates the mobile MRI scanner involved in last month's serious accident at Sunderby Hospital in Luleå, Swedish Lapland, has nearly finished its investigation, although the police inquest appears to be moving ahead less rapidly.  Discuss
Antoch spells out how radiology can thrive beyond 2020
November 20, 2019 -- Radiologists can only ensure their future success if they work together, learn more about artificial intelligence (AI) and radiomics, and obtain reliable data to validate, standardize, and certify potential AI applications. That's the view of Prof. Gerald Antoch, president of the German Röntgen Society.  Discuss
U.K. releases new guidelines on breast screening
November 19, 2019 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has published detailed guidance on screening and symptomatic breast imaging. Its 27-page report includes advice on the imaging of breast implants and the optimum use of ultrasound.  Discuss
Lego MRI initiative attracts over 5,000 supporters
November 18, 2019 -- A Lego MRI scheme developed by a U.K.-based radiographer to reduce anxiety among children has now won the support of more than 5,000 followers. The Danish toy company is allowing the project leaders 14 months to reach the 10,000 supporters required for a commercial launch.  Discuss
Medical students, radiologists may view AI differently
November 15, 2019 -- Radiologists are less afraid of artificial intelligence (AI) than medical students, who may avoid choosing radiology due to their pessimistic view of the technology's effects, according to the findings of a Swiss survey published online on 9 November in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Study of 5M women shows when to start breast screening
November 14, 2019 -- A study of more than 5 million Swedish women released on 14 November in JAMA Oncology provides tangible guidance on when screening should begin for those with a family history of breast cancer. It suggests screening may need to start up to 14 years earlier than national guidelines recommend.  Discuss
German study finds mortality drop after breast screening
November 14, 2019 -- In a large cohort, German researchers observed a reduction in late-stage breast cancer incidence and mortality in women screened for breast cancer, which is most likely due to screening. Also, they noticed overdiagnosis was moderate.  Discuss
MRI safety: An urgent issue for an increasing crowd
November 13, 2019 -- The number of MRI accidents currently reported is only the tip of the iceberg, and we really need a more widespread, efficient, and accessible reporting system, writes Titti Owman from Lund, Sweden. She also addresses the safety risks and how to minimize them.  Discuss
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