Novel x-ray method promises dramatic cut in radiation dose
September 23, 2021 -- Contrast-enhanced digital mammography with monochromatic x-rays provides a simpler and more effective imaging technique at substantially lower radiation dose, two global researchers wrote in the European Journal of Radiology on 18 September. Read More
Athlete narrowly avoids MRI accident at Tokyo Paralympics
September 20, 2021 -- A serious adverse event almost occurred in the MRI scanning suite during the recent Paralympic Games in Tokyo, chief radiologist Dr. Yukihisa Saida has revealed. The incident indicates the importance of finding out exactly what materials an artificial limb is made from. Read More
Report: Hospital managers knew of missed cancers from x-ray backlog
August 31, 2021 -- Up to 30 cancers may have knowingly gone undetected two years before an official probe into a backlog of thousands of x-rays at a U.K. National Health Service hospital group, according to a report posted by BBC News. Read More
German group underlines potential of novel chest imaging method
August 27, 2021 -- Investigators from the Technical University of Munich believe x-ray dark-field chest imaging may be the most significant advance in standard chest x-ray in 100 years. They've shown how it can help to diagnose lung disease. Read More
Belgian group unveils progress on radiation risk assessment
August 19, 2021 -- Researchers from University Hospitals Leuven have developed a metric that determines patient size directly from x-ray images and can enable automated patient-specific dosimetry. Read More
Dutch researchers issue novel analysis on best use of breast MRI
August 9, 2021 -- A new study from the Netherlands suggests that a combination of contrast-enhanced mammography with ultrasound performs as well as breast MRI for preoperative staging for breast cancer. The findings were posted on 2 August by the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Spanish group seeks to optimize outcome in stroke cases
August 4, 2021 -- Researchers from Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona have found that patients with suspected large vessel occlusion stroke can have better long-term outcomes if they are transferred directly to the angiography suite for diagnosis upon admission. Read More
Shared decisions must lie at the heart of consent process
August 3, 2021 -- When it comes to informed consent, we need to develop practical techniques and questions and be curious about our patients’ wishes, writes Dr. Chris Hammond. Offer them time, space, and support, and try to listen and understand them before negotiating a decision. Read More
Swiss team finds Vulcan salute detects painful foot neuroma
July 21, 2021 -- Researchers from Zurich have reported that Mr. Spock's Vulcan salute on x-ray can help diagnose Morton's neuroma. They published their findings on 14 July in Skeletal Radiology. Read More
It's official: Pandemic led to more stress and new work practices
July 19, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted anxiety and stress levels among radiographers and caused significant changes in working methods and workload, a U.K. study has found. Read More