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Latest issue – Hospital Healthcare Europe 2021


Radiology and imaging

Sponsored: High-level disinfection of ultrasound probes

8 July 2021

A large population-level study has revealed an unacceptable risk of infection following endocavitary ultrasound procedures. Nanosonics is intent on ensuring that vulnerable patients are protected from the risk of cross-contamination

Combined PET/MRI scanning identifies features of sports-related brain injuries

8 July 2021

Autopsies of patients with traumatic brain injury have found increased levels of tau aggregation and neuroinflammation but combining PET/MRI scanning has enabled the visualisation of these changes among living patients with sports-related injuries.

International radiologist survey identifies need for AI training

8 July 2021

With little known about radiologists’ views on the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) and how this might impact on practice, an international survey sought answers on this important topic.

Manganese enhances MRI imaging of viable tissue after myocardial infarction

8 July 2021

After a myocardial infarction, assessing the extent of damage is essential but difficult. Now manganese-enhanced MRI offers an innovate approach to evaluate myocardial viability within one hour of an infarct.

Real-time microscopic imaging allows for examination of flow characteristics during bioprinting

8 July 2021

Bio ink flow dynamics can potentially damage cells during the process of bioprinting. Using a microscopy technique, researchers have directly observed ink flow to help identify conditions that could lead to cell damage.

Imaging modalities play a vital role in the assessment of patients with COVID-19

8 July 2021

From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, imaging modalities have proved to be of enormous importance in the diagnosis and management of patients.

CTPA detection of pulmonary embolism guided by D-dimer levels in patients with COVID-19

8 July 2021

CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) is the preferred imaging modality to detect pulmonary embolism (PE) but whether D-dimer levels can guide selection for CTPA is uncertain.

Deep learning ultrasound algorithm predicted prognosis of COVID-19 as well as clinicians

8 July 2021

A deep learning algorithm for lung ultrasound with the ability to identify patients with COVID-19 at high risk of clinical worsening showed good agreement with the view of clinicians.

Guideline summary: Vetting (triaging) and cancellation of inappropriate radiology requests

8 July 2021

Radiologist review of imaging requests prevents unnecessary exposure to radiation, inappropriate and duplicate examinations and makes the overall delivery of services both safer and more efficient. Recent RCR guidance advises on setting up efficient processes for vetting and communication.

Guideline summary: Integrating AI with the radiology reporting workflows

8 July 2021

This guidance from the Royal College of Radiologists sets out the standards that a department should meet when integrating artificial intelligence into already established systems, producing a safe seamless system with the patients at the centre.

Meet the Expert: Paul Sidhu

8 July 2021

Paul Sidhu is Professor of Imaging Sciences at King’s College London and consultant radiologist in the Department of Radiology at King’s College Hospital. His research interests have focused on ultrasound and interventional radiology. Here he shares his thoughts with Hospital Healthcare Europe on ultrasound and how this technique has evolved and will continue to develop in the future.

The world of medical ultrasound – A President’s perspective

8 July 2021

Pamela Parker is a consultant sonographer working within radiology of the Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Pamela has over 25 years’ experience in the field of medical ultrasound and is President of the British Medical Ultrasound Society.

Meet the Expert: Neelam Dugar

8 July 2021

After specialising in oncology imaging at Manchester, Neelam Dugar is now a consultant radiologist at Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Trust and also Chair of the Radiology Informatics Committee at the Royal College of Radiologists. Hospital Healthcare Europe had the pleasure of speaking with her about her career to date and to discuss recent documents produced by the College on the use of artificial intelligence in radiology and the development of a vetting procedure for inappropriate scan requests.

European Radiology Society best practice guidance for lung ultrasound in COVID-19

8 July 2021

Lung ultrasonography is portable and easy to use and has become the ‘go to’ imaging modality for lung and pleura and is recognised as being able to make a substantial contribution to the care of patients with COVID-19.

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