How does AI promise to shape the future of medical physics?
May 28, 2021 -- Much has been said about the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on radiology, but AI also looks set to transform medical physics. This interview with Irina Grigorescu of King's College London focuses on how AI can eventually become part of standard clinical practice. 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
U.K. study highlights limitations of lumbar spine x-ray
May 26, 2021 -- In a large group of women in England, researchers found no associations between reported levels of disability due to lower back pain and lumbar segment degeneration, the presence of bone spurs, and disk space narrowing observed on spine x-rays. Their study appeared on 20 May in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Irish cyberattack provides wake-up call for European imaging IT
May 25, 2021 -- The Irish attack shows that radiology providers can no longer bury their heads in the sand when it comes to cybersecurity. The hackers threaten the very core of a health system's function and purpose, writes market analyst Steve Holloway. What can be done? What lessons can be drawn? Read More
Tributes flow in for molecular pioneer Marion Hendriks-de Jong
May 25, 2021 -- The European imaging community has praised the remarkable career achievements and scientific legacy of Prof. Marion Hendriks-de Jong, professor of preclinical nuclear medicine and head of the Translational Molecular Imaging and Therapy research group at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Read More
Solís: Commit to AI and radiology can secure future gains
May 24, 2021 -- Radiology must not be passive when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI), and it's vital to fight to implement advances in an ethical and professional way. That's the view of Dr. Pablo Valdés Solís, who gave the second part of his AI masterclass at the Spanish Society of Medical Radiology congress on 20 May. Read More
7T MRI can add value in tricky lower-extremity MSK cases
May 24, 2021 -- 7-tesla MRI isn't easy "out-of-the-box" imaging, but if you use the right protocol, it can be very effective, even for sports imaging, Swiss musculoskeletal (MSK) experts have reported. Read More
Be creative and innovative when it comes to AI, Solís urges
May 21, 2021 -- Radiology needs creativity and innovation to survive in the era of artificial intelligence (AI), but the first step is to ensure all procedures are clearly defined and the flow of information is well delineated in a department, said Dr. Pablo Valdés Solís at the opening session of the Spanish Society of Medical Radiology congress on 19 May. 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
Swedish group investigates how AI can enhance breast screening
May 20, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) has drawn significant interest lately for its potential to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of breast cancer screening programs. Researchers from Sweden are putting that idea to the test in a large randomized prospective trial that will enroll 100,000 women. Read More