Global COVID-19 survey casts light on modality use
September 17, 2020 -- A survey of 50 radiology departments in 33 countries has highlighted significant variations in imaging procedures for COVID-19 patients. Conducted by the International Society of Radiology and supported by the European Society of Radiology, the research was published online on 17 September by European Radiology.  Discuss
Sleep wrecker: COVID-19 causes insomnia in radiologists
September 16, 2020 -- It's official: The COVID-19 pandemic has induced widespread insomnia, anxiety, and depression among radiologists. A large French survey has confirmed this, but it has also shown that access to logistical and psychological support has been easier in public rather than private hospitals during the pandemic.  Discuss
After Brexit: Device regulations come under scrutiny
September 15, 2020 -- The U.K. has produced advice on how to launch medical devices on the market after the Brexit transition period ends on 1 January 2021. Regulatory expert Mike Pogose discusses how the new procedures will affect imaging manufacturers and their customers.  Discuss
Dutch team unveils new findings on radiomics
September 14, 2020 -- Researchers from Amsterdam have found that molecular imaging can contribute to better treatment decisions for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma by providing clinically valuable radiomics information on tumor phenotypes.  Discuss
Imaging group extends telework ahead of 2nd COVID-19 wave
September 11, 2020 -- Extending telework to nonmedical areas of the radiology department during the COVID-19 crisis can significantly help protect staff and patients, while ensuring productivity and associated cost savings, according to Spanish researchers.  Discuss
CT flags COVID-19 damage missed by lung function tests
September 8, 2020 -- Although patients with COVID-19 may have heart and lung damage that's visible on CT scans, this can improve over a number of weeks, according to researchers from Austria. At the European Respiratory Society International Congress this week, they presented a prospective follow-up study of patients infected with the novel coronavirus.  Discuss
French group advocates CT for COVID-19 diagnosis
September 8, 2020 -- Investigators from Poitiers University Hospital have proposed that chest CT is a valuable investigation for initial diagnosis of COVID-19. Their findings appear to challenge current guidelines that have opposed the initial use of CT for COVID-19.  Discuss
Illicit drug use: Dublin team turns to imaging
September 1, 2020 -- MRI is the modality of choice for suspected bone or joint complications arising from injected drug use, while CT and ultrasound play a key role in assessing soft tissue and vascular issues, Irish researchers have reported. Illicit drug use is a major healthcare problem associated with numerous multisystem complications, they say.  Discuss
RCR pinpoints regional workforce disparities in U.K.
August 27, 2020 -- The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has published a series of reports highlighting significant national and regional staffing variations that persist across the U.K. Individual documents for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales also show the scale of radiologist shortages in each country.  Discuss
French make optimum use of CT for COVID-19 triage
August 25, 2020 -- Researchers in Lyon, France, have shown that chest CT is a rapid and fairly reliable tool for referring patients in need of hospitalization to the correct units. They published their findings online on 19 August in European Radiology. Also, Italian authors have issued a statement on structured reporting of chest CT in COVID-19 pneumonia.  Discuss