Double-read DBT + digital mammo drops recall rates March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - Double reading of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus digital mammography reduces the recall rate by 40% when compared with digital mammography alone, Italian researchers reported at ECR 2015.
CTPA-based prediction model nails pulmonary hypertension March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - When do suspected pulmonary embolism patients actually have pulmonary hypertension (PH)? Although the treatment approach for the conditions is quite different, their presentation can be similar. But a new CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) tool can accurately predict PH in patients without pulmonary embolism, according to researchers from Israel.
Video from ECR 2015: Thomas Beyer, PhD, on hybrid imaging March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - What does the future hold for PET/MRI? Can it ever be cost-effective? Thomas Beyer, PhD, a professor at the Medical University of Vienna, answers these questions in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.
No second chance: Lawsuits set to rise across the board March 6, 2015 -- Radiology is one of the specialties most liable to claims based on medical malpractice, according to a presentation on Friday at ECR 2015 in Vienna. Radiologists can increase their awareness and knowledge of malpractice risks, as well as identify strategies that reduce the problems leading to malpractice litigation.
Video from ECR 2015: Dr. Anders Persson on forensic radiology March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - What makes a good forensic radiologist? Is CT or MRI winning the battle in postmortem imaging? Dr. Anders Persson, director of the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization in Linköping, Sweden, reveals all in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.
CAD boosts breast MRI sensitivity March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - Breast MRI already has high sensitivity, but can it be even higher? The answer is yes, if computer-aided detection (CAD) is thrown into the mix, according to a presentation at ECR 2015. In fact, the CAD system detected previously missed cancers nearly as well as it did screen-detected cancers.
Video from ECR 2015: Dr. Erik Ranschaert on mobile IT March 5, 2015 -- VIENNA - Don't reveal patient information in social media and take care when it comes to using tablets and other devices, warns Dr. Erik Ranschaert, a staff radiologist in the Netherlands, in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.
Video from ECR 2015: Dr. Norbert Hosten on German radiology March 5, 2015 -- VIENNA - This is a big week for Germany -- one of the three host nations and home of the ECR president, Dr. Bernd Hamm. In an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015, Dr. Norbert Hosten, president of the German Radiological Society, speaks about the hot issues facing the country's radiologists.
Tracking software tackles CT dose monitoring March 5, 2015 -- VIENNA - Dose tracking software can automatically monitor the radiation dose patients receive from their CT studies, yielding valuable data for quality assurance purposes and supporting the quest for dose optimization, according to a pair of presentations on Thursday at ECR 2015.
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.
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.
Breast screening controversies set to generate fierce debate March 5, 2015 -- Today's session on breast cancer screening has the potential to be the most controversial at ECR 2015, because it includes the perspectives of not only screening advocates but also dissenters. Specifically, researchers will debate hot topics such as the Canadian National Breast Screening Study, followed by a period of questions and answers.