Image security remains 'significant global problem' March 18, 2015 -- How secure are your medical images? If you don't know the answer, you'd better find out. A recent search found that more than 700 DICOM medical image servers worldwide were fully open to outside computers that could be used to steal data.
Top 5 trends from ECR 2015 in Vienna March 18, 2015 -- As the dust begins to settle on ECR 2015, now is a great time to reflect on the meeting and identify its major trends. Central themes at the congress included the unification of European radiology, teleradiology and outsourcing, radiation dose monitoring, digital breast tomosynthesis, and hybrid imaging.
Study: CCTA sharpens diagnosis, targets intervention March 17, 2015 -- More accurate diagnosis using coronary CT angiography (CCTA) in chest-pain patients will reduce the risk of heart attack and change treatment, according to a new study from Scotland that shows patients with suspected angina benefited from clearer results after undergoing CCTA.
Europeans choose combined x-ray over single units March 16, 2015 -- X-ray equipment has traditionally had dedicated systems for specific exams. In 2014, the European market shifted toward having one combined system that can be used for multiple exams. Cost is one of the main drivers behind this trend.
French, Italian radiology residents tend to like teleradiology March 13, 2015 -- While they do have some concerns over the use of teleradiology, French and Italian radiology residents generally have favorable views of the practice and believe teleradiology use will continue to increase, according to research presented at ECR 2015 in Vienna.
More T, doctor? No thanks March 13, 2015 -- As the European market recovers from economic turmoil, cost is an ever important factor in MRI purchasing decisions, and advanced 1.5-tesla systems are likely to account for a far higher proportion of unit shipments compared with 3-tesla systems over the next five years.
Enterprise IT to enable new generation of systems March 12, 2015 -- With the rapid spread of IT systems, control of radiology IT is increasingly being dictated by hospital IT departments and executive leadership, but new enterprise healthcare IT also offers the opportunity for radiologists to regain control through "modularization" of departmental IT applications, says industry analyst Stephen Holloway.
Interview with new ESR president: Dr. Lluís Donoso Bach March 11, 2015 -- The incoming European Society of Radiology (ESR) president, Dr. Lluís Donoso Bach, PhD, from Barcelona, Spain, discusses his priorities for the year ahead, the threats facing radiology, and e-health, as well as the other issues on the society's agenda.
How to get work-life balance right -- and not just for women March 10, 2015 -- Do you want to have a great job without abandoning thoughts of enjoyable hobbies and spending time with family? Dr. Birgit Ertl-Wagner, a neuroradiology professor and section chief of MRI at the University of Munich, Germany, offers some practical tips on achieving work-life balance.
One-fifth of middle-aged athletes risk a heart attack March 9, 2015 -- VIENNA - A new study presented at ECR 2015 reveals that 19% of middle-aged athletes are at risk of coronary events -- confirming the serious risks to asymptomatic individuals suggested in earlier U.S. studies looking at sudden cardiac death.
Italian radiologists hold favorable view of teleradiology March 8, 2015 -- VIENNA - Although they often have concerns about its potential impact on their practice, Italian radiologists still typically have a positive view of teleradiology and believe it has a bright future, according to a presentation on Sunday at ECR 2015.
Hybrid imaging to heighten delegates' interest at ECR 2016 March 8, 2015 -- ECR 2016 Congress President Dr. Katrine Åhlström Riklund, PhD, deputy head of the department of radiation sciences and director of the medical school at Umeå University in Sweden, discusses hybrid imaging and what's in store for next year's congress.