Population-based whole-body MRI finds serious disease
March 10, 2014 -- VIENNA - Whole-body MRI screening is safe and accurate for detecting serious pathology in the asymptomatic general population -- especially in patients older than 50, according to a study presented on Sunday at ECR 2014. A few findings were more prevalent than expected in individuals younger than 50.
Case report: Interventional retrieval of portacath fragment
March 10, 2014 -- Portacaths are commonly indicated for long-term administration of parenteral medications. This case report details the successful interventional retrieval of a fractured portacath fragment with cardiac migration. This is rather an unusual complication that, at times, can be life-threatening.
Use of mobile devices in radiology requires extra care
March 9, 2014 -- VIENNA - Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones are increasingly being employed in radiology applications, but users must take heed of crucial technical factors that can affect their performance for viewing images, according to a Saturday presentation at ECR 2014.
Multimodality vendors launch scanners at ECR 2014
March 9, 2014 -- VIENNA - In the past, ECR languished in the shadow of Chicago's RSNA show when it came to new product introductions. But ECR is slowly coming into its own, as indicated by new product launches from the major multimodality companies at this week's congress.
CT scanners show better agreement on risk than on CAC scores
March 9, 2014 -- VIENNA - State-of-the-art CT scanners produce widely divergent coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores, but at least they substantially agree on the risk levels of individuals undergoing the scans, according to a Saturday presentation at ECR 2014. However, even the risk agreement isn't strong enough.
Use MRI to diagnose PIP breast implant ruptures, Dutch say
March 8, 2014 -- VIENNA - MRI has high accuracy in diagnosing rupture in silicone breast implants, ECR 2014 delegates learned on Saturday morning. This is particularly useful as many women are being imaged regardless of symptoms due to the recent recall of Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) silicone breast implants.
Specific training needed to build radiology expertise
March 8, 2014 -- VIENNA - What do expert radiologists know that less experienced radiologists don't? How to search through images and what to look for, Irish researchers reported during a presentation on Saturday at ECR 2014.
European lung screening: Proceed with caution
March 8, 2014 -- VIENNA - Europe might not be ready to start screening all high-risk individuals for lung cancer, according to Friday talks at ECR 2014 that addressed the question from both the U.S. and European perspectives.
Video from ECR 2014: Interview with ECR President Dr. Valentin Sinitsyn
March 7, 2014 -- VIENNA - ECR 2014 President Dr. Valentin Sinitsyn, PhD, from Moscow, discusses the new changes at this year's congress, how the political situation in Ukraine is affecting the congress, and how the ECR helps to strengthen friendship and understanding between radiologists from many nations.
New radiographers outperform older counterparts at breast positioning
March 7, 2014 -- VIENNA - Older does not connote wiser, at least in the case of breast radiographers. In a surprising study from the Netherlands presented on Thursday at ECR 2014, researchers found that new radiographers performed better than experienced ones in terms of breast positioning.
Video from ECR 2014: ESR president on EuroSafe Imaging
March 6, 2014 -- VIENNA - The official launch of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) EuroSafe Imaging campaign took place on the opening day of ECR 2014. But why did the ESR choose now for the launch? And why is the campaign necessary? ESR President Dr. Guy Frija reveals all to AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward.
ESR's EuroSafe Imaging campaign promotes radiation protection
March 6, 2014 -- VIENNA - The mission of EuroSafe Imaging is to support and strengthen medical radiation protection across Europe. Europe is unique and has the potential for coordinated radiation safety actions in medical imaging, according to Madan Rehani, PhD, director of radiation protection for the European Society of Radiology (ESR).
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