German team identifies cardiac problems after COVID-19
July 28, 2020 -- Researchers from Frankfurt in Germany have highlighted yet another facet of COVID-19 that must be tracked. They've used cardiac MRI to show that patients who have recovered from the disease may be at risk of heart complications.  Discuss
ECR 2020: COVID-19's nonpulmonary manifestations
July 18, 2020 -- COVID-19 often initially presents as respiratory disease, but it also has serious nonpulmonary manifestations, according to a session held on 16 July at the virtual edition of ECR 2020.  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
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
Gadolinium-free MRI proves value in acute ischemic stroke
July 13, 2020 -- Award-winning German researchers have developed a clinically viable method for imaging of the extracranial arteries in cases of acute ischemic stroke without the use of gadolinium contrast agents. They've presented their findings in an e-poster for ECR 2020.  Discuss
U.K. team highlights COVID-19's neurological signs
July 9, 2020 -- Investigators from a leading London facility have outlined the neurological manifestations of severe SARS-CoV-2 infection in a new study published on 8 July in Brain. They hope the article will enable clinical colleagues to better recognize and treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.  Discuss
COVID-19: Attention shifts to MRI infection control
July 9, 2020 -- Cleaning procedures for CT units used to scan COVID-19 patients have remained a hot topic since March, but now that it's becoming clear the disease can cause brain alterations, more consideration is being given to how radiology departments are dealing with infection control in the MRI suite.  Discuss
Brain MRI accounts for most gadolinium deposits in France
July 8, 2020 -- French researchers have assessed national and regional evolution of gadolinium consumption and found that an increase in MRI machines over the past eight years correlates with an increase in annual gadolinium consumption, but gaps remain in protocols to limit the human and environmental impact.  Discuss
Pediatric brain study highlights new COVID-19 findings
July 7, 2020 -- Researchers from a top London facility have found that children infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus may develop asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic COVID-19 but later experience a second, severe inflammatory illness in the brain that shows up on MRI.  Discuss
Austrian team shines new light on Alzheimer's decline
July 3, 2020 -- Researchers from Graz, Austria, have found that using MRI to track iron accumulations in the brains of Alzheimer's patients may help clinicians better assess the scope and progression of the disease. They published their results on 30 June in Radiology.  Discuss