Ever heard of neck Vader, Davy Jones pelvis, or Shaun the Sheep diverticula?
April 27, 2021 -- Keeping in mind movie characters like Darth Vader, Davy Jones, and Shaun the Sheep can boost fun and productivity in radiology reporting and be a useful training tool, say Spanish radiologists. They've studied pareidolia -- a form of pattern recognition in which an image looks like an object or a creature -- and they've shared 11 examples for you to savor. Read More
Global survey on COVID-19 imaging scoops award for top paper
April 26, 2021 -- How was imaging used across the world in the first wave of the pandemic? To answer this question, three authors from Serbia, Croatia, and France carried out a survey of 50 radiology departments in 33 countries. They won the Scientific Paper of the Year award in the 2021 EuroMinnies. Read More
Global imaging community loses another radiologist to COVID-19
April 8, 2021 -- Dr. Arshad Munir, general secretary of the Pakistan Islamic Medical Association, has died of COVID-19. He contracted the disease while working as a radiologist at a hospital in Faisalabad, according to local media reports. Read More
What do we mean by clinical need and comprehensive service?
April 6, 2021 -- Much is said these days about services being based on "clinical need" and the importance of providing a "comprehensive service." What do we mean by need? What is included in a comprehensive service and why? Dr. Chris Hammond investigates. Read More
Pay attention to dental CT findings in trauma cases, urges German team
April 5, 2021 -- A group from the University of Leipzig has discovered that around 90% of dental injuries in trauma patients who undergo whole-body CT scans are not described on initial radiology reports. Read More
German study highlights promise of radiotracer for prostate imaging
April 2, 2021 -- Investigators from the Technical University of Munich have found that an experimental radiotracer is effective when used with PET/CT for detecting biochemically recurrent prostate cancer and may change patient management. Read More
7 radiology cartoons designed to make you smile and chuckle
April 1, 2021 -- Can radiology be funny? Most definitely, says Dr. Paul McCoubrie. The profession can be very stressful and demanding, but it can also be a great source of laughter and wit. We have seven more cartoons from his new book for you to enjoy. Read More
Reporting angry can be fraught with serious danger
March 30, 2021 -- If you're feeling particularly angry or frustrated when you're writing a radiology report, your performance will suffer, and it's a good idea to take a few extra minutes to make sure there's nothing you've overlooked, writes Dr. Giles Maskell. Read More
Thoracic radiologists give top tips for CT evaluation of lung parenchyma
March 29, 2021 -- What do the specialists say when it comes to the notoriously tricky area of CT evaluation of lung parenchyma? ECR 2021 registrants received sound, practical advice from expert speakers at a special focus session. Read More
Rules of Radiology: A guide for the perplexed and open-minded
March 25, 2021 -- Can radiology practice be enhanced by considering and abiding by rules? Certainly, writes Dr. Adrian Brady, who recommends an entertaining and informative new book on the topic. Read More