ECR 2017 News
Low-osmolar contrast tied to hypotension
March 2, 2017 -- VIENNA - Patients receiving low-osmolar (but not iso-osmolar) contrast agents under anesthesia are prone to systemic, self-limited periods of hypotension, researchers reported on Wednesday at ECR 2017.
Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Martin Mack on soccer injuries
March 2, 2017 -- VIENNA - The giants of German football, FC Bayern Munich, are top of the Bundesliga and looking very strong in the Champions League this season. Dr. Martin Mack, a specialist in diagnostic radiology at Radiology Group Practice Munich, reveals how the imaging of the star-studded team's finest players is organized.
Software quantifies emphysema on MDCT images
March 2, 2017 -- VIENNA - An automated software algorithm can be used to quantify emphysema on MDCT studies, offering radiologists a useful tool for diagnosis and follow-up of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to research presented on Thursday at ECR 2017.
Postmortem imaging can reveal hidden trauma missed in autopsy
March 2, 2017 -- CT angiography (CTA) and other methods can shed light on death investigations in ways that autopsy can't. CTA, for example, allows doctors to look for bleeding points, while dual-beam CT depicts soft-tissue differentiation and bruising, and the technique is useful to investigate postsurgical deaths and identify trauma areas.
Cost-effectiveness, implementation still hinder lung cancer screening
March 2, 2017 -- The public desire for lung cancer screening and the ability of the medical profession to implement it are currently at odds, despite recent findings that suggest screening via low-dose CT can reduce mortality. The problem is lung cancer screening remains controversial and is not as straightforward as most people think, according to Dr. Stefan Diederich, PhD.
Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Afshin Gangi on turf battles
March 1, 2017 -- VIENNA - Turf battles are an everyday reality in medicine today, but how can you avoid them? One of Europe's leading interventional radiologists, Dr. Afshin Gangi from Strasbourg, France, explains how best to minimize conflicts with other disciplines. He also discusses whether he feels more like a surgeon than a radiologist.
Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Fiona Gilbert on Brexit & breast screening
March 1, 2017 -- VIENNA - The U.K.'s planned exit from the European Union poses a grave threat to the future of imaging research. That's the view of Dr. Fiona Gilbert from the University of Cambridge. In advance of her honorary lecture on Saturday, she also speaks about the persistent controversies in breast cancer screening and the growing potential of digital breast tomosynthesis.
How can radiology departments ensure patient safety?
March 1, 2017 -- VIENNA - Radiology departments have a moral, professional, and legal responsibility to protect the safety of patients receiving imaging studies with ionizing radiation. It takes teamwork, however, to meet that critical mandate, according to a talk at ECR 2017.
Preoperative breast MRI: More help than harm
March 1, 2017 -- VIENNA - Preoperative breast MRI in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer can help tailor surgical treatment and does not significantly increase the mastectomy rate, according to research presented at ECR 2017.
Reiser to step down from European Radiology
March 1, 2017 -- European Radiology Editor-in-Chief Dr. Maximilian Reiser is to leave his post before the end of 2017. In addition to a fresh editorial team, the journal is to have a face-lift in a bid to boost the declining impact factor.