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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.
Standardization moves streamline Europe's reporting structures
March 4, 2015 -- Advances in data mining from radiological cases can be made only if the global imaging community adopts lexicon and formatting standards for their reports, and radiologists must ask their IT providers for reporting tools.
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.
New study supports age-extended breast cancer screening
March 3, 2015 -- Groundbreaking Finnish research has shown that the long-term benefits of breast cancer screening in older age groups include lower incidence-based mortality and only a minor risk of overdiagnosis.
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.
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