Philips gets CE Mark for new MR-HIFU useMarch 6, 2011 -- VIENNA - Philips Healthcare has received the CE Mark for expansion of the clinical applications possible with its Sonalleve MR-HIFU high-focused ultrasound system, the company announced at this week's European Congress of Radiology.
IMS announces plans for breast tomosynthesisMarch 6, 2011 -- VIENNA - Mammography vendor Internazionale Medica Scientifica (IMS) is moving forward with plans to introduce a breast tomosynthesis system on the European market, the company announced at this week's European Congress of Radiology (ECR).
High-relaxivity MRI contrast agents benefit clinical applicationsMarch 6, 2011 -- VIENNA - Contrast agents with higher relaxivity are capable of providing greater tissue enhancement than conventional gadolinium-based contrast agents at equivalent doses, according to several studies presented Saturday at the European Congress of Radiology.
Advances and limitations surface in imaging the treated breastMarch 6, 2011 -- Imaging is indispensable in evaluating the efficacy of breast cancer therapies, and technological advances have improved patient care. But radiologists still face a number of challenges with imaging breast cancer patients, according to a refresher course at the European Congress of Radiology.
Technical issues still prevent widespread use of 7T MRIMarch 6, 2011 -- The current generation of high-field MR systems is not ready for clinical use, but future 7-tesla magnets look set to overcome some of the technical barriers that prevent the wider use of these systems for clinical studies, according to presentations Sunday at the European Congress of Radiology.
Irish breast screening program realizes digital gainsMarch 5, 2011 -- VIENNA - The transition of Ireland's national breast screening program to full-field digital mammography has resulted in a statistically significant increase in breast cancer detection rate, according to a presentation Saturday at the European Congress of Radiology.
Radiographer's role grows in planning, image interpretationMarch 5, 2011 -- VIENNA - As radiographers in Europe increasingly take over tasks once reserved for radiologists, investigators continue to find that their skills are often equivalent to if not better than those of their physician partners, according to two radiography presentations Saturday at the European Congress of Radiology.
Emerging techniques provide answers in head and neck cancerMarch 5, 2011 -- VIENNA - Treatment planning and evaluation in head and neck oncology represents a major challenge for the radiologist. But new techniques and protocols are helping to overcome obstacles, and promise much in treatment prediction and early follow-up, delegates discovered at Friday's European Congress of Radiology Special Focus Session.
Thou shalt remember the three commandmentsMarch 5, 2011 -- VIENNA - The general way chest x-rays are performed and appear has not altered in 115 years, noted Dr. José Cáceres in his honorary lecture Friday at the European Congress of Radiology. But radiologists should bear in mind three commandments when it comes to this enduring modality.