Is it good practice to give patients a business card?
February 20, 2020 -- The simple act of radiologists giving patients their business card goes a long way toward helping patients remember the radiologist's name after an examination and enhancing the patient-doctor relationship, according to Swiss-Austrian research. Read More
ESR, ERS issue statement on CT lung cancer screening
February 12, 2020 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) released an 18-page joint statement on 12 February that spells out a concerted plan of action to promote CT lung cancer screening across the continent. Read More
CT 'paramount' for early diagnosis of novel coronavirus
February 11, 2020 -- Chest CT examinations can play a critical role in the initial diagnosis and timely treatment of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), according to an editorial published online on 6 February in European Radiology. Read More
NELSON results give boost to lung cancer screening
January 30, 2020 -- The Dutch-Belgian Randomized Lung Cancer Screening (NELSON) trial has found volume CT lung cancer screening resulted in much lower mortality than no screening among high-risk persons. The findings were published online on 29 January in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More
Chinese report presents fresh data on coronavirus
January 30, 2020 -- Worldwide concern over the coronavirus outbreak continues to rise sharply. Chinese researchers have described the characteristics of the virus and the clinical outcomes of the first set of infected individuals in two studies that were published on 24 January in Lancet. Read More
Meet the finalists for EuroMinnies 2020
January 29, 2020 -- The race is hotting up for the EuroMinnies, AuntMinnieEurope.com's annual awards scheme. Dozens of nominations were received, and our expert panelists have now cast their votes and agreed on 16 finalists in eight categories. Find out who made the final cut. Read More
Egyptian mummy speaks thanks to 3D printing
January 29, 2020 -- Investigators from the U.K. and Germany have used CT to measure the dimensions of the vocal tract of the mummified body of an ancient Egyptian priest. They used the data to generate a 3D-printed model that allowed them to replicate the priest's voice. Read More
Checklists can aid interpretation of chest CT scans
January 21, 2020 -- Using checklists as a guide to interpreting chest CT examinations can help identify diffuse abnormalities in acute disease, according to prizewinning Spanish researchers. If systematically applied, checklists of clinical and radiological data can play a valuable role, they say. Read More
How to do it: Dual-energy CT for pulmonary embolism
January 14, 2020 -- In the right hands, dual-energy CT for acute pulmonary embolism can help boost sensitivity and detection, especially for endoluminal clots in small segmental or subsegmental lung vessels. That's the view of German researchers, who've given a master class on the topic. Read More
The radiologist and the curse of the mummy
January 6, 2020 -- An exhibition of Tutankhamun's treasures is currently touring the world, but since the tomb was disturbed in the 1920s, an alleged curse has struck many times and might have led to the death of a radiologist. History expert Dr. Adrian Thomas tells the story. Read More