Organ-based tube-current modulation cuts breast doseMarch 8, 2010 -- VIENNA - Radiation doses to the breast can be cut by nearly 40% using a new organ-based dose modulation technique in combination with a noise-optimized image reconstruction method. The two techniques must be used together if the resulting images are to remain readable, researchers reported.
Interpretation errors top clinical negligence claims in U.K.March 8, 2010 -- VIENNA - Compared with the U.S., the U.K. is perhaps not seen as a strongly litigious country, but a new analysis of clinical negligence claims in radiology presented at the European Congress of Radiology reveals a clear rise in recent years in the number and financial burden of malpractice suits.
Breast MRI CAD yields high sensitivity, specificityMarch 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 highlightsMarch 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.
Hologic debuts upright biopsy at ECRMarch 8, 2010 -- VIENNA - A new digital upright biopsy system, called Affirm, was among the new product launches at this week's European Congress of Radiology (ECR) meeting in Vienna by women's imaging vendor Hologic of Bedford, MA.
Thales unveils new detectorMarch 8, 2010 -- French technology company Thales Group unveiled a new digital detector at the recent European Congress of Radiology in Vienna, Austria.
Expanding role of radiographers brings new challengesMarch 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.
Mild contrast reactions may require closer attentionMarch 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, providersMarch 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.