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Analysis finds vulnerable PACS servers in Europe
October 10, 2019 -- A German security firm has identified hundreds of unprotected PACS servers around the world that store millions of medical images and related patient information. Although more than half of those exposed data records were on servers in the U.S., a substantial number were also found among European countries.  Discuss
Why scientific mobility is more important than ever
October 9, 2019 -- The need to promote scientific mobility -- international exchange and collaboration between science and medicine professionals -- is greater than ever to ensure the best radiological practices will be a common motivation for the next generation of cross-border radiologists. That's the view of Dr. Filippo Pesapane.  Discuss
Ga-68 PSMA PET/CT corrects therapy, saves money
October 9, 2019 -- Having recurrent prostate cancer patients undergo gallium-68 (Ga-68) prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/CT can help direct clinicians to effectual curative treatment options that also are cost effective, according to a study by German researchers published in the October issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Imaging mourns loss of MRI pioneer Ian Young
October 8, 2019 -- The global MRI community has lost one of its major pioneers in Ian Robert Young, PhD, who died on 27 September. Modern clinical brain and body imaging use many pulse sequences and other techniques first demonstrated by him and his group, and he was responsible for a lot of the early work in MRI of multiple sclerosis.  Discuss
At the sharp end: Knife injuries are everyone's problem
October 7, 2019 -- Knife crime is now so prevalent that every healthcare professional has a responsibility to become more familiar with the resulting injuries and how to treat them, according to expert speakers at a special meeting held in Birmingham, U.K., last month.  Discuss
How do the Australians organize sports imaging?
October 4, 2019 -- Australians excel at numerous sports, but what's their approach to sports imaging? What injuries do radiologists see and how do they diagnose and treat them? Dr. David Connell, a musculoskeletal radiologist and the clinical director at the Imaging Olympic Park in Melbourne, speaks about his philosophy and daily work.  Discuss
VR, 3D printing aid acetabular fracture classification
October 3, 2019 -- Virtual reality (VR) and 3D-printed models have demonstrated a potential to improve physicians' ability to classify acetabular fractures for surgery. Dutch researchers explored which of the two techniques was more effective to that end in a new study, published online in the European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology.  Discuss
Dr. Maria Klusmann found not guilty in fraud trial
October 2, 2019 -- London-based pediatric radiologist Dr. Maria Joao Coelho Dos Reis Klusmann was found not guilty of fraud on 2 October. It took the jury more than 20 hours of deliberation to reach a majority verdict in the trial, which lasted four weeks.  Discuss
MRI minimizes toxicity in prostate cancer radiotherapy
October 2, 2019 -- Hypofractionated stereotactic body radiotherapy combined with MRI guidance to treat prostate cancer patients produced an impressively low incidence of early gastrointestinal and genitourinary toxicities, Dutch researchers have reported.  Discuss
European societies join in ethical AI statement
October 1, 2019 -- The European Society of Radiology and the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics have collaborated with five other radiology and imaging informatics organizations to produce a new statement calling for codes of ethics and practice governing the use of artificial intelligence (AI).  Discuss
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