Cropping of digital x-rays can lead to 'collimation creep'
June 24, 2019 -- Research from the U.K. and the United Arab Emirates suggests that the effort to produce "prettier" x-ray images can lead to "collimation creep" as radiographers crop digital radiography images rather than use more appropriate collimation settings. The article was published in the June edition of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences.  Discuss
TB screening can give boost to migrants' health
March 28, 2019 -- More mobile x-ray units for tuberculosis (TB) screening is a practical solution for migrants in Europe and should be a priority for populations at risk, as long as screening is conducted without stigmatization, according to an expert in healthcare provision for migrant communities.
French show the way on dose reduction
March 27, 2019 -- In a large multicenter study of thrombectomies carried out over three years, a French-led group has demonstrated that a coherent approach to radiation dose reduction can bring substantial benefits. They published their findings in European Radiology online on 22 March.  Discuss
Alphenix angio unit leads Canon offerings at ECR
March 2, 2019 -- VIENNA - The European launch of its new Alphenix interventional angiography system is the major highlight in the booth of Canon Medical Systems at ECR 2019 this week. Other important products being shown include a new entry-level CT scanner for the global market and new global illumination software.  Discuss
Incisive CT scanner paces Philips products at ECR
March 1, 2019 -- VIENNA - A multislice CT scanner called Incisive is among the new product launches being featured in the booth of Philips Healthcare at ECR 2019. The company is also promoting other recent product launches, including a new ultrasound scanner, mobile C-arm, and advanced visualization software.  Discuss
Siemens launches Artis icono angiography family at ECR
February 28, 2019 -- Siemens Healthineers is taking advantage of ECR 2019 this week to launch Artis icono, a new family of interventional angiography systems. The new product line is intended to support both radiology and cardiology interventional procedures using a novel detector positioning design.  Discuss
Digital x-ray vendors focus on workflow and efficiency
February 27, 2019 -- As medical imaging's bread-and-butter modality, digital radiography (DR) is all about efficiency. At this week's ECR 2019 technical exhibition, DR vendors are highlighting how their new technologies can help radiology departments work more efficiently and deliver better patient care at a lower cost.  Discuss
ESR-CIRSE survey analyzes interventional radiology
February 18, 2019 -- A joint survey performed by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) has produced a number of revelations regarding the health of interventional radiology in Europe. Researchers have made several recommendations to address personnel shortages in the discipline.  Discuss
Dual detector combines nuclear and fluoroscopic imaging
February 15, 2019 -- Dutch researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of using a flat-panel x-ray detector combined with a gamma camera to allow simultaneous acquisition of fluoroscopic and nuclear images. The instrument could provide clinicians with anatomical information not currently available using nuclear imaging alone.  Discuss
6 trends to watch at ECR 2019
February 6, 2019 -- With just three weeks to go, the global radiology community is readying itself for ECR 2019 in Vienna, the 25th anniversary of the congress. In keeping with this year's aquatic theme of "the bigger picture," our market columnist Stephen Holloway has selected six of the hottest topics in the broader medical imaging arena today.  Discuss