CT, MR make rapid, sustained progress in brain perfusionMarch 7, 2011 -- Perfusion imaging is proving increasingly useful for analyzing the biological behavior of central nervous system diseases, particularly the hemodynamic features. Qualitative and quantitative information can now be acquired for evaluating pathoanatomical structures, and pathophysiological changes of the lesions.
High-pitch chest CT captures fast-moving babiesMarch 6, 2011 -- VIENNA - High-pitch chest CT is a robust technique that provides high-quality thoracic images of babies in motion -- quickly, without sedation, and at low radiation doses -- according to a study presented at the European Congress of Radiology.
Radiology needs more evidence-based medicineMarch 6, 2011 -- VIENNA - There are not enough secondary evidence-based radiology research studies conducted by radiology professionals -- a shortfall that could negatively impact the specialty's clinical role, according to a Saturday session at the European Congress of Radiology.
MR images of edema can assess pathology response to chemoMarch 6, 2011 -- VIENNA - Using conventional T1-weighted dynamic MRI to evaluate edema in breast cancer patients, radiologists and physicians can accurately assess pathology response after neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to a study presented Sunday at the European Congress of Radiology.
Hot topic of radiological reports draws the ECR crowdsMarch 6, 2011 -- VIENNA - Abnormal reporting is the principal cause of lawsuits against radiologists. As they search for the best way to protect themselves, radiologists have been left wondering what form their reports should take. Experts echoed these concerns in a jam-packed session Saturday at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR).
To err is human, to learn from that error is vitalMarch 6, 2011 -- VIENNA - Mistakes that have an impact on patient management often stem from problems of perception, and lack of background clinical information is frequently due to communication issues, delegates heard at the European Congress of Radiology's packed Special Focus Session on Saturday.
Brazilians share know-how and seek to build global cooperationMarch 6, 2011 -- VIENNA - Brazilians have a thirst for knowledge-sharing, and the country offers numerous investment opportunities, but it needs substantial reforms in healthcare and education to diminish social inequalities and address public health concerns, according to Saturday's European Society of Radiology Meets Session.
Act now to avoid defeat in turf battlesMarch 6, 2011 -- VIENNA - The wider recognition of interventional radiology as a separate specialty, along with a far more rigorous approach to training and accreditation, is vital to stave off looming turf battles with other healthcare professionals, according to a Saturday presentation at the European Congress of Radiology.