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Breast MRI benefits from CAD for distant metastasis
March 14, 2011 -- Semiautomatic analysis of breast MRI using computer-aided detection (CAD) can provide quantitative data to predict the occurrence of distant metastasis in primary breast cancer, according to a study presented at the 2011 European Congress of Radiology in Vienna.
BMJ review article tackles radiation exposure risks
March 11, 2011 -- A review article in the March 12 edition of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) addresses the topic of radiation risks from radiological imaging, providing an overview of what's known about the cancer risk from radiation, and what healthcare providers can do to minimize it.
ECR attendance rises by 5%, breaks 20K
March 11, 2011 -- Attendance at this year's European Congress of Radiology (ECR) grew by 5.3% and crossed the 20,000 mark, according to congress organizers. This year's attendance was 20,120, compared with 19,100 last year.
Iranian radiologists hold out the hand of friendship to Europe
March 9, 2011 -- VIENNA - In an attempt to promote understanding and build bridges between Europe and Iran, the country's rich culture and heritage came under the spotlight at Sunday's European Society of Radiology Meets Session at the European Congress of Radiology.
Imagers strive to come to terms with age old clinical problems
March 9, 2011 -- VIENNA - A declining birth rate and an increasing elderly population have resulted in new socioeconomic and healthcare problems. Physicians are confronted with complex clinical scenarios arising from this situation, according to a presentation at Sunday's European Congress of Radiology.
Handle with care: The radiation debate
March 9, 2011 -- In his newest column, Dr. Peter Rinck addresses an ever-returning topic in radiology -- radiation risks -- and discusses the findings of some recent studies on radiation dose and cancer risk.
CIRTACI: 40% of contrast agent reactions are true allergies
March 7, 2011 -- VIENNA - A 54-month prospective study in France has found that 40% of immediate hypersensitive reactions to the administration of iodine- and gadolinium-based contrast agents are true allergies, according to a Monday presentation at the European Congress of Radiology.
Dutch study finds few medicolegal claims from mammo screening
March 7, 2011 -- VIENNA - While a 10-year review at a Netherlands breast cancer screening program discovered only three medicolegal cases stemming from screening mammography, it also identified opportunities for improvement, according to a study presented Monday at the European Congress of Radiology.
High-pitch chest CT captures fast-moving babies
March 6, 2011 -- VIENNA - High-pitch chest CT is a robust technique that provides high-quality thoracic images of babies in motion -- quickly, without sedation, and at low radiation doses -- according to a study presented at the European Congress of Radiology.
Radiology needs more evidence-based medicine
March 6, 2011 -- VIENNA - There are not enough secondary evidence-based radiology research studies conducted by radiology professionals -- a shortfall that could negatively impact the specialty's clinical role, according to a Saturday session at the European Congress of Radiology.
Technical issues still prevent widespread use of 7T MRI
March 6, 2011 -- The current generation of high-field MR systems is not ready for clinical use, but future 7-tesla magnets look set to overcome some of the technical barriers that prevent the wider use of these systems for clinical studies, according to presentations Sunday at the European Congress of Radiology.
Irish breast screening program realizes digital gains
March 5, 2011 -- VIENNA - The transition of Ireland's national breast screening program to full-field digital mammography has resulted in a statistically significant increase in breast cancer detection rate, according to a presentation Saturday at the European Congress of Radiology.
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