Socioeconomic factors influence take-up of breast cancer screening
September 3, 2021 -- Women are more likely to get breast screening if they have better education, speak English in the home, or own a car, while screening rates tend to drop if women live farther away from the screening location, Australian researchers have found. Read More
New research puts focus on coronary microvascular disease in long COVID
September 2, 2021 -- A German-led study has identified a significantly reduced microvascular perfusion post COVID-19 compared with healthy controls, irrespective of symptoms and disease severity. The findings were presented at the recent European Society of Cardiology annual congress. Read More
Can AI help to improve radiologist accuracy in prostate MRI?
September 1, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI)-based computer-aided detection software application can improve the performance of radiologists in reading biparametric prostate MRI exams, according to Swiss-led research. Read More
Belgians shed light on major adverse cardiac events in COVID-19 cases
August 31, 2021 -- The absence of coronary artery calcium translates into a low risk of major adverse cardiovascular events in COVID-19 patients, even in the presence of cardiac risk factors, Belgian researchers reported at the European Society of Cardiology annual congress. 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
What was it like to work as a radiologist at the Tokyo Olympics?
August 30, 2021 -- Dr. Michel Daoud Crema worked as a musculoskeletal radiologist for the French Olympic Team at the recent Tokyo Games. He describes this remarkable and uplifting experience and looks ahead to Paris 2024. 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
Cardiac CT tissue tracking proves value in pulmonary embolism
August 26, 2021 -- Evaluation of longitudinal strain by CT is fast emerging as a useful tool to stratify low-risk patients with pulmonary embolism, according to new research being presented at this week's European Society of Cardiology annual congress. Read More
Dutch team reports success with CAD software for lung nodules
August 25, 2021 -- Researchers from a large teaching hospital in the Netherlands have found artificial intelligence-based computer-aided detection (CAD) software can be highly sensitive for detecting pulmonary nodules on CT exams in clinical practice. They posted their results on 14 August in Clinical Radiology. Read More
Europe gets fresh advice on COVID-19 vaccines and breast imaging
August 24, 2021 -- In a bid for clarity, the European Society of Breast Imaging has issued new recommendations to standardize patient management and reduce unnecessary imaging and invasive procedures in cases of unilateral axillary lymphadenopathy -- a frequent mild side effect of COVID-19 vaccination. Read More