Radcast from JFR 2011
JFR: French doctors liken teleradiology to runaway train
November 4, 2011 -- PARIS - While everyone else is trying to fast-forward teleradiology networks and increase speed in connecting medical imaging with expert readers, some hospital doctors at the sharp end are looking to hit the pause button. They even liken teleconsultations to a runaway train and want to regain control of the process.
JFR: Imaging progresses in tracking acupuncture
November 2, 2011 -- PARIS - Many Western studies of the effects of acupuncture seem to be missing the point, looking for on-or-off effects caused by inserting the long needles used in this traditional Chinese medical practice. But functional MRI is now making progress in this area.
JFR: Task force grapples with MR contrast safety
October 31, 2011 -- PARIS - Radiologists would welcome a consensus on the risk to patients of gadolinium-based contrast agents, yet the 2010 review by the European Medicines Agency appears to be leaving many radiologists scratching their heads over how to screen patients to minimize the risk of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.
JFR: China turns to Europe to strengthen radiology education
October 28, 2011 -- PARIS - Dr. Jian-Ping Dai of the Beijing Neurosurgical Institute in China was honored with the Médaille Antoine Béclère at the annual congress of the French Radiology Society, les Journées Françaises de Radiologie (JFR). Dai also discussed the radiology challenges in the rapidly changing landscape that is China today.
JFR: Virtual autopsies move toward subspecialty status
October 26, 2011 -- PARIS - Virtual autopsies are becoming an increasingly important area of imaging. At a special session held during the annual congress of the French Radiology Society, les Journées Françaises de Radiologie (JFR), Swiss experts shared their experiences, and a radiologist from Marseille spoke about autopsies in diving accidents.
Allez les bleus! Rugby final proves popular at JFR
October 25, 2011 -- It seems the imaging industry has discovered the secret to dramatically boost booth traffic at a conference: Show a live sporting event. The 2011 Rugby World Cup final between the All Blacks and France proved to be the star attraction on Sunday in the exhibition hall at the annual congress of the French Radiology Society, les Journées Françaises de Radiologie (JFR).
JFR: GE seeks to regain initiative on dose reduction
October 24, 2011 -- PARIS - GE Healthcare has unveiled a new information system to track, report, and monitor dose from multiple manufacturers and multiple imaging devices. DoseWatch was introduced at the annual congress of the French Radiology Society, les Journées Françaises de Radiologie (JFR).
JFR: France shifts to regional focus for PACS deployment
October 21, 2011 -- PARIS - France is abandoning a top-down strategy for building PACS networks, giving way to what healthcare bosses hope will be the robust emergence of successful regional programs, according to an opening day presentation at les Journées Françaises de Radiologie (JFR).
Patient care looks set to take center stage at JFR
October 13, 2011 -- The French national radiology congress, JFR, starts in Paris on 21 October. We interviewed Dr. Sylvia Neuenschwander, president of the French Society of Radiology, about her hopes and plans for this important meeting.
Contrast ultrasound helps direct chemotherapy treatment
October 27, 2010 -- PARIS - French researchers have found that contrast-enhanced ultrasound can help to determine whether chemotherapy should be stopped, continued, or even enhanced, according to a presentation at the Journées Françaises de Radiologie annual congress.

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