Radiology in Peru: From infectious diseases to mummies
April 21, 2017 -- Imaging of tuberculosis and ancient mummies are two key areas of expertise among Peruvian radiologists, a special focus session revealed at ECR 2017. In a question-and-answer interview, Dr. Jorge Luis Guerrero Gil from Lima, Peru, outlines the main issues facing radiologists in his country.
Miniature x-ray detector shows clinical promise
April 20, 2017 -- Scientists in France have developed a tiny x-ray detector at the tip of an optical fiber. By combining a nano-optical antenna with indirect detection methods, they have created a device that is only a few tens of microns in diameter, and it may have clinical applications.
Attention focuses on added value of clinical audits
April 11, 2017 -- Compulsory clinical audits are on the horizon. Skeptics fear they are time-consuming and costly, interrupting daily practice and resulting in stressful and hurried activity followed by a gradual slackening in standards once the audit is over. But a Belgian group thinks otherwise.
Radiology Across Borders aims to go global
March 21, 2017 -- The Australian-based charity Radiology Across Borders is taking sustainable imaging expertise to doctors and patients in the Asia-Pacific region. It plans to grow into a global group over the next five years, and co-founder Dr. Suresh de Silva urges Europeans to get involved.
Where next for digital x-ray?
March 16, 2017 -- Digital flat-panel detector radiography is dominant in Europe, but with a vast array of apparently similar systems on offer, it's hard to predict where the market is heading. Analyst Stephen Holloway identifies the key themes in digital x-ray.
Monitoring software enables pediatric dose reduction
March 15, 2017 -- The combination of dose monitoring software and continuing education for radiographers/technologists can produce quantifiable reductions in radiation dose delivered to pediatric patients from conventional radiography studies, according to research presented at ECR 2017 in Vienna.
ECR 2017 stands tall as showcase for product launches
March 4, 2017 -- VIENNA - The European Congress of Radiology in recent years has come into its own as a showcase for new launches of medical imaging products. ECR 2017 was no exception, with a variety of new scanner debuts in MRI, CT, and other modalities.
Bone age evaluations raise complex issues
March 1, 2017 -- Mass migration triggered by the unfolding crisis in Syria has heightened interest in radiology's role in the protection of children. For young unaccompanied persons arriving in Europe without documentation, imaging can be used to determine age and, as a result, their refugee status, having a direct impact on the aid they receive and where they can live.
Philips launches new Azurion interventional platform
February 22, 2017 -- In what the company is calling its most significant new product launch in years, Philips Healthcare on Wednesday debuted Azurion, a new platform for image-guided therapy. The platform includes hardware and software improvements designed to enable clinicians to more efficiently perform complex interventional procedures.
Official launch of ArabSafe goes ahead
February 10, 2017 -- DUBAI - The first ArabSafe committee meeting was held during Arab Health 2017. Modeled on the EuroSafe Imaging campaign, the new initiative aims to establish a radiation safety culture among Arabic-speaking countries and to ensure the appropriate use of radiation.