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.
CT, MRI contribute to major shake-up in breast imaging March 5, 2015 -- Rapid progress in both CT and MRI are being made in the field of breast imaging. Speakers at today's special focus session at ECR 2015 will provide an overview of what's possible with breast CT and unenhanced breast MRI.
Video from ECR 2015: Dr. Nicola Strickland on radiology's future March 4, 2015 -- VIENNA - How can radiologists make themselves future-proof and indispensable? Dr. Nicola Strickland, consultant radiologist at London's Hammersmith Hospital, provides some answers in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.
Video from ECR 2015: Dr. Jim Reekers on subspecialization March 4, 2015 -- VIENNA - Should radiologists be subspecialists or generalists? Dr. Jim Reekers, professor of interventional radiology at the University of Amsterdam, shares his views and experiences in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.
Decision support in Europe moves ahead with iGuide launch March 4, 2015 -- VIENNA - The concept of European-wide clinical decision support for radiology took another step forward at this week's ECR meeting with the official launch of ESR iGuide, a collaboration between the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and U.S. software developer National Decision Support Company.
Hybrid techniques make giant strides in clinical practice March 4, 2015 -- As hybrid imaging gains more ground in cardiology, neurology, and oncology, the debate over PET/MRI's current and potential role in routine practice still rages. The central question remains: Is it an expensive new toy with no clinical applications on the horizon, or is it a truly revolutionary technique?
Does ECR increase patient survival rate? March 4, 2015 -- Spring is in the air -- the conference season has arrived. Major conferences are a win-win situation for both patients and doctors, the Maverinck writes in his latest column. The doctors get some days off, and the patients survive.
The good, the bad, and the ugly about breast ultrasound March 4, 2015 -- When it comes to screening women for breast cancer, those with dense breasts or tissue abnormalities tend to be the most troublesome, but breast ultrasound has proved, and continues to prove, its utility for these women, say leading researchers.
Siemens readies new handheld ultrasound unit for ECR March 2, 2015 -- Handheld ultrasound systems represent a rapidly growing segment of the ultrasound market, and prospective purchasers will soon have an additional entrant to consider. Siemens Healthcare will unveil Acuson P500, a new handheld ultrasound platform, at this week's European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna.
Info on 'overdiagnosis' saps interest in breast screening March 2, 2015 -- Giving women more information about the negative aspects of mammography, such as overdiagnosis, makes them less inclined to want breast screening, according to a new Australian study published online February 17 in the Lancet.