German team pioneers silicon ultrasound detectors
September 22, 2020 -- Researchers from Munich have developed a new type of silicon-based ultrasound detector using a computer chip that can confine light in dimensions not seen by the human eye. As a result, it can visualize features much smaller than modern ultrasound systems.  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
German team investigates impact of carotid lumen size
August 26, 2020 -- German researchers have found that lumen diameter measurements of the carotid artery derived from ultrasound scans predicted mortality from both cardiovascular disease and from all causes and provided more information than carotid intima-media thickness.  Discuss
Ultrasound proves safe for follow-up of breast masses
August 24, 2020 -- Ultrasound appears to be an effective and safe diagnostic workup modality when it comes to evaluating masses identified on screening digital breast tomosynthesis, according to research published in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Long waiting times for imaging persist in England
August 14, 2020 -- Many patients in England are still waiting six weeks or more for imaging and other diagnostic tests, but the figures for June represent a slight improvement on May, according to a report published on 13 August by National Health Service England.  Discuss
Can AI give radiology the urgent jump-start it needs?
August 6, 2020 -- In the past, healthcare has adopted new technology at a similar pace to a supertanker. Now that the healthcare supertanker has been driven into the eye of the COVID-19 storm, there's a strong need to embrace artificial intelligence (AI) and new ways of working, writes Ross Upton, PhD.  Discuss
Italian survey identifies more ultrasound use in pandemic
August 5, 2020 -- The more widespread use of lung ultrasonography by physicians in the COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for much of the modality's recent growth, a survey by the Italian thoracic ultrasound academy has found. The full results have been published in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Should keepsake ultrasound be regulated?
July 28, 2020 -- Ultrasound professionals are calling for more regulation of fetal sonography amid the continued growth of souvenir outlets that provide services for pregnant women, according to an article posted on 23 July in the BMJ. For a fee of up to 250 pounds (274 euros), shops offer a variety of nondiagnostic fetal ultrasound products, including "4D bonding scans" and mementos.  Discuss
Trauma experts share top CT tips at ECR 2020
July 27, 2020 -- Mass casualty incidents are rare, but preparedness and optimum use of CT are vital for any medical imaging professional on the front line treating high casualty numbers with limited resources, international experts told attendees at a special session during ECR 2020.  Discuss
Spanish group compares ultrasound vs. CT for COVID-19
July 24, 2020 -- A group from Spain that was on the frontlines in the battle with COVID-19 compared lung ultrasound to CT in a study published on 13 July in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. They believe that ultrasound has enough advantages to support its use as a first-line modality.  Discuss