Standing on the outside lookin' in: X-rays through glass
August 4, 2020 -- A multidisciplinary Australian team is investigating a technique for taking chest x-rays through glass. It allows the x-ray unit to remain outside an isolated patient's room -- conserving personal protective equipment, reducing radiographer risk, speeding up the process, and strengthening defense against COVID-19, writes Zoe Brady, PhD.  Discuss
How AI can help improve hip fracture diagnosis
July 31, 2020 -- Researchers have found that the use of an artificial intelligence (AI) deep convolutional neural network to evaluate x-ray images can enhance radiologist performance in identifying hip fractures. They published their findings on 23 July in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Trauma experts share top CT tips at ECR 2020
July 27, 2020 -- Mass casualty incidents are rare, but preparedness and optimum use of CT are vital for any medical imaging professional on the front line treating high casualty numbers with limited resources, international experts told attendees at a special session during ECR 2020.  Discuss
Researchers tackle interval breast cancer at ECR 2020
July 22, 2020 -- Interval breast cancers pose a thorny problem for clinicians and women alike, since they often manifest in more aggressive and deadly forms. At the recent virtual edition of ECR 2020, a number of researchers reported findings from clinical studies that investigated how to reduce the interval cancer rate -- and what technology best classifies interval cancers.  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
Is the new Marie Curie movie worth watching?
July 6, 2020 -- "Radioactive" -- the new movie about Marie Curie's life -- is confusing in parts and lingers too long on her love affair with physicist Paul Langevin, but it looks fabulous and is ideal viewing for older home-schooled kids, writes history columnist and movie buff Dr. Adrian Thomas.  Discuss
Experts to investigate treasure from 1740 Dutch shipwreck
July 2, 2020 -- Archaeologists will use the latest x-ray equipment to evaluate thousands of objects recovered from the wreckage of the Rooswijk, a Dutch East India Company vessel that sank off the coast of Kent, U.K., in January 1740, according to an article posted on 30 June by Brinkwire.  Discuss
Paris hospital shows the way on 3D printing
June 25, 2020 -- An innovative approach to vascular procedures involving advanced imaging techniques and 3D printing is transforming training and practice at the Marie Lannelongue hospital in Paris. Performance and patient outcomes have improved dramatically, attendees learned at a webinar on 18 June.  Discuss
Siemens unveils high-end x-ray unit
June 22, 2020 -- Siemens Healthineers is pushing ahead with the global market launch of a premium digital radiography machine called Ysio X.pree. The system is designed to help automate x-ray image acquisition and interpretation.  Discuss
COVID-19: Early signs of recovery, but uncertainty ahead
June 11, 2020 -- The global pandemic has created an unprecedented shock to the medical imaging and healthcare sectors. What is the future likely to hold? What are the key economic trends, bright spots, and areas of greatest risk? Market columnist Steve Holloway investigates.  Discuss