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Advanced brain MRI provides insights into brain malformations
March 5, 2015 -- When a child is born with a serious brain-related defect, understanding the cause and its impact at the earliest stages of life is of utmost importance. Advanced MRI techniques are yielding clinically exciting discoveries and valuable information.
Italian men shun flexible sigmoidoscopy for CTC
March 5, 2015 -- VIENNA - Whether it's fear of endoscopes or love of high technology, Italian men appear more willing to undergo CT colonography (CTC) than flexible sigmoidoscopy, according to the results of a late-breaking trial presented at ECR 2015.
Video from ECR 2015: Dr. Nicola Strickland on radiology's future
March 4, 2015 -- VIENNA - How can radiologists make themselves future-proof and indispensable? Dr. Nicola Strickland, consultant radiologist at London's Hammersmith Hospital, provides some answers in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.
Video from ECR 2015: Dr. Jim Reekers on subspecialization
March 4, 2015 -- VIENNA - Should radiologists be subspecialists or generalists? Dr. Jim Reekers, professor of interventional radiology at the University of Amsterdam, shares his views and experiences in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.
Standardization moves streamline Europe's reporting structures
March 4, 2015 -- Advances in data mining from radiological cases can be made only if the global imaging community adopts lexicon and formatting standards for their reports, and radiologists must ask their IT providers for reporting tools.
Hybrid techniques make giant strides in clinical practice
March 4, 2015 -- As hybrid imaging gains more ground in cardiology, neurology, and oncology, the debate over PET/MRI's current and potential role in routine practice still rages. The central question remains: Is it an expensive new toy with no clinical applications on the horizon, or is it a truly revolutionary technique?
Does ECR increase patient survival rate?
March 4, 2015 -- Spring is in the air -- the conference season has arrived. Major conferences are a win-win situation for both patients and doctors, the Maverinck writes in his latest column. The doctors get some days off, and the patients survive.
New study supports age-extended breast cancer screening
March 3, 2015 -- Groundbreaking Finnish research has shown that the long-term benefits of breast cancer screening in older age groups include lower incidence-based mortality and only a minor risk of overdiagnosis.
Siemens readies new handheld ultrasound unit for ECR
March 2, 2015 -- Handheld ultrasound systems represent a rapidly growing segment of the ultrasound market, and prospective purchasers will soon have an additional entrant to consider. Siemens Healthcare will unveil Acuson P500, a new handheld ultrasound platform, at this week's European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna.
Info on 'overdiagnosis' saps interest in breast screening
March 2, 2015 -- Giving women more information about the negative aspects of mammography, such as overdiagnosis, makes them less inclined to want breast screening, according to a new Australian study published online February 17 in the Lancet.
MR images improve PET quantification
February 27, 2015 -- MRI-guided filtering and partial volume correction of brain PET scans can enhance image quality -- particularly signal-to-noise ratio and spatial resolution -- and structure delineation, according to new research.
Can we go any lower on CT dose? Oui, c'est possible
February 26, 2015 -- Award-winning French researchers have produced a practical guide on how to optimize the radiation dose delivered in chest CT, focusing on reduced dose, low dose, and ultralow dose.
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