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: 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
ECR 2020: Spanish scoop top prize for cancer imaging tips
July 15, 2020 -- Radiology researchers from the north of Spain have received a prestigious award on the opening day of ECR 2020 Online for their presentation about five practical ways to master unusual CT findings in cancer patients. Many mistakes may be prevented by internalizing these principles and using them when reading cancer studies, they say.  Discuss
Danes reveal CT's promise for osteoporosis screening
July 15, 2020 -- Danish researchers have found cardiac CT exams used to assess patients' heart health can deliver the added benefit of screening for osteoporosis -- a valuable use given the prevalence of the modality. They published their results on 14 July in Radiology.  Discuss
Belgian team performs CT autopsies on COVID-19 patients
July 14, 2020 -- Researchers from Belgium are using CT to help perform minimally invasive autopsies on patients who died after being diagnosed with COVID-19. More than 70% of next of kin agree to such an autopsy, and the group hopes the scans will cast a light on the physical mechanisms that led to the fatalities.  Discuss
How has radiology education fared in COVID-19 pandemic?
July 14, 2020 -- Training and education remain the prime focus of ECR, and on the eve of this year's congress, Prof. Dr. Laura Oleaga, PhD, speaks about how the European Board of Radiology (EBR) and her department in Barcelona have been affected by the pandemic. In this video interview, she also reflects on winning the top educator award in the 2020 EuroMinnies.  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
Cinematic rendering transforms forensic imaging
June 30, 2020 -- Once referred to as "3D on steroids," cinematic rendering has now become a powerful and effective tool to present pathologies found in postmortem CT for judicial reviews. That's the view of German researchers who have evaluated over 100 fractures and soft-tissue injuries.  Discuss
COVID-19: Anxiety levels fall, patient handling improves
June 29, 2020 -- There is now a general absence of fear of COVID-19 patients among radiology staff, and the reduced anxiety levels have resulted in better patient handling, according to two chest radiologists with extensive experience of these cases.  Discuss