RADIOLOGY NEWS
Italian group assesses POCUS lung scans for COVID-19
July 22, 2020 -- Physicians from Italy found that initial lung scans with point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) could predict which patients with COVID-19 might be at a greater risk of death, according to a prospective study published on 15 July in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
ECR 2020: COVID-19's impact in Spain, Italy, U.K.
July 21, 2020 -- Since it hit early this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected radiology in many countries in Europe, particularly Spain, Italy, and the U.K., according to a special session held on 17 July at ECR 2020.  Discuss
New website aims to help radiologists find AI software
July 21, 2020 -- A group from Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, has launched a website to help radiologists find and learn about the radiology artificial intelligence (AI) software applications that are commercially available in Europe.  Discuss
SPECT, PET tracers boost detection of skeletal metastases
July 20, 2020 -- Developing a strong understanding of the properties and pros and cons of radiotracers is crucial to optimize the clinical applications of SPECT and PET, but results from comparative studies can be difficult to translate into routine practice, researchers from a leading London facility reported at ECR 2020.  Discuss
German team wins Image of the Year prize at SNMMI 2020
July 20, 2020 -- Researchers from Cologne, Germany, have collected the Image of the Year award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). Their series of PET images revealed that older patients who maintain peak cognitive skills tend to exhibit greater resistance to buildup of tau and amyloid proteins.  Discuss
ECR 2020: COVID-19's nonpulmonary manifestations
July 18, 2020 -- COVID-19 often initially presents as respiratory disease, but it also has serious nonpulmonary manifestations, according to a session held on 16 July at the virtual edition of ECR 2020.  Discuss
ECR 2020: Get savvy on vaping, urges Mayo Clinic team
July 17, 2020 -- Prompt recognition and intervention -- often with high-dose steroids -- can reduce morbidity and mortality in cases of vaping lung disease, making it vital to be aware of the spectrum of radiographic findings and clinical presentation, according to research presented at ECR 2020.  Discuss
ECR 2020: Radiologists, data scientists needed for AI
July 17, 2020 -- Greater involvement by radiologists and more help from data scientists are needed to improve the performance of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and expand their use in clinical practice, a leading Spanish expert told ECR Online registrants on Thursday.  Discuss
ECR 2020: COVID-19 greatest health threat since Spanish flu
July 16, 2020 -- COVID-19 is the greatest health threat humanity has faced since the Spanish flu, Dr. Marie-Pierre Revel from Paris said in Wednesday's plenary lecture to kick off the virtual edition of ECR.  Discuss
CT, MRI waiting lists grow significantly in England
July 16, 2020 -- More than half of patients in England referred for imaging are waiting for six weeks or more, and that number increased from fewer than 20,000 in May 2019 to nearly 327,000 in May 2020, according to a report posted on 14 July by the Guardian. It's the perfect storm, admits the Royal College of Radiologists.  Discuss