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Breast MRI CAD yields high sensitivity, specificity
March 8, 2010 -- VIENNA - Breast MRI computer-aided detection (CAD) technology can effectively distinguish between benign and malignant lesions, according to research from Germany presented at the 2010 European Congress of Radiology.
Economical DR, extremity MRI among GE ECR highlights
March 8, 2010 -- VIENNA - A new digital radiography (DR) system designed for developing markets and a recently acquired extremity MRI scanner are among the highlights in the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) booth of multimodality vendor GE Healthcare.
Expanding role of radiographers brings new challenges
March 7, 2010 -- VIENNA - New insurance laws, a keener recognition of patients' values, and an expanding list of professional duties amplify the pressure on radiographers to implement evidence-based practice. Early research findings from three Northern European pilot studies were discussed at the European Congress of Radiology.
Low-dose CT may be suitable for pediatric fracture diagnosis
March 7, 2010 -- VIENNA - Ultralow-dose CT appears to be sufficient for diagnosing complex fractures in pediatric patients, according to research from Germany presented at the 2010 European Congress of Radiology.
Mild contrast reactions may require closer attention
March 7, 2010 -- VIENNA - A French study presented Sunday at the European Congress of Radiology found that nearly a third of mild contrast reactions actually are allergic in nature and might require referral to an allergist as soon as they become apparent.
One-day bowel prep eases VC for patients, providers
March 7, 2010 -- VIENNA - A one-day bowel prep and virtual colonoscopy exam regimen offers sufficiently good image quality, making life easier for both patients and providers compared to a multiday regimen, according to a study presented Sunday at the European Congress of Radiology.
CT doses, widely variable in Europe, are reduced by staff efforts
March 6, 2010 -- VIENNA - Although dose variations remain wide on the continent, there are opportunities for substantial improvement with dose-reduction training and programs, according to two European studies of clinical CT doses presented back-to-back Saturday at the European Congress of Radiology.
New European regs spotlight need for clinical radiology audits
March 6, 2010 -- VIENNA - The term "audit" may strike fear into the hearts of even the finest organized radiology departments. But if performed well, clinical audits can be an effective way to support -- and even promote -- your radiology services, delegates heard Saturday at the European Congress of Radiology.
EU tackles legal issues of e-health, teleradiology
March 6, 2010 -- VIENNA - The European Commission is working to provide clarity on the murky legal issues relating to telemedicine in Europe, focusing initially on teleradiology and home health monitoring, according to a presentation Saturday at the European Congress of Radiology.
Coronary CTA predicts long-term outcomes
March 6, 2010 -- VIENNA - A decade's worth of coronary CT angiography (CTA) studies is starting to reveal the modality's long-term predictive powers, if a study from one of Poland's largest heart centers is any indication.
Automated breast US improves breast cancer detection
March 5, 2010 -- VIENNA - Automated breast ultrasound promises improved cancer detection when combined with standard digital mammography, but training is required for radiologists to realize its full clinical potential, according to results from a pair of new studies presented Friday at the European Congress of Radiology.
Inexperienced readers benefit most from breast US CAD
March 5, 2010 -- VIENNA - Breast ultrasound computer-aided detection (CAD) technology can significantly improve the sensitivity of less experienced radiologists in evaluating breast lesions, according to a presentation at this week's European Congress of Radiology.
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