PET/CT reveals how COVID-19 manifests in critically ill patients
March 20, 2023 -- In a pictorial essay, Dutch researchers are highlighting findings from whole-body F-18 FDG-PET/CT imaging that show how COVID-19 manifests in critically ill patients hospitalized for the disease. Read More
CTCA an effective first-line option for assessing acute chest pain
March 20, 2023 -- CT coronary angiography (CTCA) is an effective way to assess patients experiencing acute chest pain -- and to determine whether the person needs further, more invasive diagnostic imaging, according to a study published March 13 in Heart. Read More
Deep learning for LDCT can prompt biennial lung screening
March 17, 2023 -- Deep-learning algorithms could be used to determine whether an individual could safely undergo low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening at biennial intervals rather than annually, suggest findings published March 16 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
ECR 2023: The cycle of life -- imaging industry roundup
March 15, 2023 -- Key industry trends at ECR 2023 included sustainability, connected systems, and smarter workflows, according to a new column by Bhvita Jani, a research manager at Signify Research. Read More
VTE risk low among COVID-19 outpatients
March 14, 2023 -- Despite high rates of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, the risk in outpatients after infection appears low, according to a study published March 13 in JAMA Open Network. Read More
Big crowds return to Vienna for first March ECR for 4 years
March 14, 2023 -- Official figures released by the European Society of Radiology show that 17,262 participants from 122 countries attended ECR 2023. This represents a rise of 14% compared with last year, but it is still a much lower figure than was recorded in 2019. Read More
Study confirms that vaccines reduce the severity of omicron COVID-19
March 8, 2023 -- Vaccines are effective for reducing the severity of the omicron variant of COVID-19, according to a study published March 7 in Radiology. Read More
Reporting errors come under close scrutiny at ECR 2023
March 8, 2023 -- The most effective way to not make mistakes at work is to stay at home and do no work. That's the (ironic) view of ECR 2023 President Dr. Adrian Brady, who spoke at a special session about errors held on March 4. Read More
CTPA shows that patients with omicron COVID-19 are at higher PE risk
March 7, 2023 -- CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) shows that omicron COVID-19 increases patients' risk of pulmonary embolism (PE), according to research presented on March 5 at the ECR meeting in Vienna. Read More
Can dual-layer CT be an alternative to MRI in breast cancer staging?
March 7, 2023 -- Dual-layer CT with high-contrast images demonstrates potential as a useful method for preoperative staging of breast cancer, according to research presented March 4 at ECR 2023 in Vienna. Read More