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Population-based whole-body MRI finds serious disease
March 10, 2014 -- VIENNA - Whole-body MRI screening is safe and accurate for detecting serious pathology in the asymptomatic general population -- especially in patients older than 50, according to a study presented on Sunday at ECR 2014. A few findings were more prevalent than expected in individuals younger than 50.
Multimodality vendors launch scanners at ECR 2014
March 9, 2014 -- VIENNA - In the past, ECR languished in the shadow of Chicago's RSNA show when it came to new product introductions. But ECR is slowly coming into its own, as indicated by new product launches from the major multimodality companies at this week's congress.
7T MRI may improve diagnosis of Parkinson's disease
March 6, 2014 -- Researchers in Italy used 7-tesla MRI to uncover details of an area in the brain linked to Parkinson's disease, which could help improve early detection of the condition, according to a study published online 26 February in Radiology.
Why we need less trash and more substantial papers
March 4, 2014 -- Who needs articles such as "Seven cases of ingrown toenails at 7-tesla?" There needs to be more substantial papers, more profound review articles, asserts the Maverinck in his latest column. A lot of what's published these days is motivated by money and that must change, he writes.
MRI tackles low-dose CT on lung cancer screening
February 24, 2014 -- CT screening of high-risk individuals for lung cancer can identify malignant nodules sooner, but every CT scan performed, even at a low dose, confers a small risk of causing cancer as a result of cumulative radiation dose exposure. German researchers think MRI provides a viable alternative.
FDG-PET/MRI shows advantages with malignant bone lesions
February 20, 2014 -- Compared with PET/CT, FDG-PET/MRI with a fully integrated whole-body scanner is "technically and clinically robust" in its evaluation of bone lesions, despite differences in attenuation correction between the two hybrid modalities, according to a German study in the February issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
Vienna's 20th ECR: Hidden gems and other reflections
February 18, 2014 -- ECR 2014, which begins on 6 March, is the 20th ECR to be held in Vienna. Four European radiologists, including three members of AuntMinnieEurope.com's editorial advisory board, reflect on their first ECR, why they keep returning, and what changes they have observed, and also reveal their hidden or forgotten gems from Vienna.
Pediatric radiology faces mounting challenges in Germany
February 17, 2014 -- The number of practicing pediatric radiologists in Germany is declining all the time and the situation is now acute, according to Dr. Gabriele Hahn from Dresden University Clinic. In this interview, she explains how this crisis has arisen and what makes a good pediatric radiologist.
Swiss use feedback system to improve report turnaround times
February 11, 2014 -- Knowing that your performance is being monitored and compared with your peers can be a powerful motivator. Swiss researchers have recently garnered significant improvements after implementing a system that shows radiology residents and staff radiologists how their report turnaround time ranks among their colleagues.
PET/MRI: A good fit for brain imaging?
February 10, 2014 -- Simultaneous PET/MRI combines the sensitive molecular imaging of PET with soft-tissue contrast and functional information from MRI. A promising application for PET/MRI is quantitative brain studies, which demand high performance and stability from both modalities.
Scanning from Sochi: Winter Olympics medical teams are ready
February 7, 2014 -- To mark the opening of the Winter Olympics, AuntMinnieEurope.com spoke with two Russian members of the polyclinic medical team, a radiographer and a specialist in sports medicine. They report that medical professionals in Sochi have geared up and are ready to ensure the operation runs smoothly and effectively.
Russian radiology prepares to step into limelight at ECR 2014
February 5, 2014 -- For the first time, there will be a Russian president of ECR next month: Dr. Valentin Sinitsyn, who is also one of the youngest presidents at 53. In the first part of our series of weekly articles looking ahead to ECR 2014, we discuss what this development means for radiology in Russia.
Whole-body DWI-MRI could aid treatment of myeloma
February 3, 2014 -- Whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI-MRI) can help assess treatment response in patients with myeloma and potentially reduce the number of painful bone marrow biopsies they need to undergo, according to a study published online in Radiology.
Crystal-ball gazing: Top 3 imaging market predictions in 2014
January 28, 2014 -- As ECR 2014 in Vienna approaches, now is a good time to consider the key trends in the medical imaging market. Four business analysts from IHS Technology provide their main predictions for this year in digital x-ray, ultrasound, CT, and MRI.
Arab Health: Multimodality imaging key to managing breast cancer
January 27, 2014 -- DUBAI - Finding a suspicious breast lesion is just the start of the path toward optimal management and treatment of breast cancer, and multiple imaging modalities should be used, according to a talk by Dr. Rola Shaheen on the opening day of the Total Radiology sessions at Arab Health 2014.