Achenbach comments on collapse of Danish star Christian Eriksen
June 15, 2021 -- Not all cases of sudden cardiac death can be prevented by screening, and it's vital to balance the risks and benefits, warned cardiac imaging expert Prof. Dr. Stephan Achenbach after the collapse of 29-year-old football player Christian Eriksen on the second day of the Euros. Read More
Has COVID-19 changed children's imaging forever?
June 14, 2021 -- Toys, distraction aids, and themed decorations in waiting areas are no longer used to calm anxious patients before a scan at Nottingham Children's Hospital, and personal protective equipment has resulted in far fewer smiles, according to a presentation at the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress. Read More
Lung ultrasound can pinpoint congestion in hemodialysis patients
June 11, 2021 -- Scientists from the National Research Council of Italy have found patients with end-stage kidney disease who underwent lung ultrasound showed significantly less frequent episodes of decompensated heart failure and major cardiovascular events. Read More
How to find the winning formula in sports imaging
June 10, 2021 -- What personal qualities and skills does a sports radiologist need? On the eve of the Euros, a leading U.K. specialist gives a masterclass in sports radiology and outlines how best to diagnose injuries in elite athletes. Read More
Italian AI team determines COVID-19 risk on lung ultrasound
June 3, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) researchers from Italy have used deep-learning algorithms to automatically provide risk scores on lung ultrasound exams in COVID-19 patients. They published their results online on 27 May. Read More
Sometimes it's better for everyone if we just do nothing
May 27, 2021 -- Specialties like interventional radiology exist almost entirely in the context of doing procedures rather than managing patient pathways, but it may be in everybody's interests not to intervene at all. Occasionally inaction really is preferable, writes Dr. Chris Hammond. Read More
Wide-scale disruption continues in Ireland after cyberattack
May 20, 2021 -- Radiology service providers across Ireland are still facing major difficulties in the wake of last Friday's ransomware attack that caused the shutdown of many computer systems. There are now media reports of the hackers posting patient data online to bolster their demands for a $20 million ransom. Read More
The curtain falls on Europe's era of independent practitioners
May 18, 2021 -- The infrastructure of radiology is changing rapidly and a new landscape is emerging. The single, independent "universal" imaging specialist is becoming a thing of the past. What factors lie behind this major trend? The Maverinck investigates. Read More
Ransomware attack leaves Irish radiology reeling after IT shutdown
May 17, 2021 -- Radiologists across Ireland are battling hard to deliver services to patients after a ransomware attack led to the closure of many computer systems on Friday. The major disruption looks set to last for several days. Read More
Trauma imaging volume falls sharply in pandemic in Germany
May 17, 2021 -- COVID-19 restrictions have led to a significant decline in trauma injuries that require imaging, says Prof. Dr. Michael Lell from Nuremberg, Germany, in a Q&A interview. For night-duty CT scans of the midface, the fall has been around 35%. Read More