US equipment manufacturers show versatility, usability at ECR
March 3, 2019 -- Ultrasound users have had a clear message for the imaging industry: Make the modality even easier to use and develop tools that optimize particular applications. The companies have listened, and at this year's ECR, they are presenting new or upgraded devices that address these demands.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2019: Christiane Nyhsen on ultrasound hygiene
March 2, 2019 -- VIENNA - Public awareness of the risks of infection transmission through ultrasound is increasing, and there are now best practice recommendations for the decontamination of equipment and also the choice of gel and transducer covers. Ultrasound fusion necessitates the use of extra equipment, and strict hygiene protocols are vital to ensure patient safety, according to Dr. Christiane Nyhsen.  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
Sports imaging: Look beyond 'dark box' and collaborate for success
March 2, 2019 -- To make real progress in sports imaging, radiologists must look beyond the "dark box" and collaborate with referring doctors, attend multidisciplinary meetings at the hospital, discuss cases with clinical colleagues, and get feedback on the radiology report and direct correlation with arthroscopic findings, according to Dr. Claudia Weidekamm from the Medical University of Vienna.  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
10 things to know about the man in charge of ECR 2019
February 20, 2019 -- As president of the European Society of Radiology, Dr. Lorenzo Derchi will preside over next week's ECR, but what do we know about the man behind the presidential mask? What really makes him tick, what are his views about radiology, and how does he relax and unwind? We've compiled 10 things you probably don't know about him.  Discuss
Fresh concerns emerge over ultrasound hygiene
February 8, 2019 -- Some endovaginal ultrasound probes are not correctly disinfected, and the medical imaging community must develop an easy and fast disinfection protocol without compromising quality, according to an article published in the Israel Medical Association Journal.  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
Prostatic artery embolization gains clinical momentum
February 1, 2019 -- Prostate artery embolization has emerged as a highly promising interventional radiology procedure for lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hypertrophy, Dr. Jamal Al Deen Alkoteesh told Arab Health delegates on the final day of the Total Radiology conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Discuss
Golf, gardening, and gadding about
January 21, 2019 -- What do radiologists do when they retire? Dr. Paul Dubbins, who played the grumpy old man in Vienna in the classic ECR video sketch, describes how he spends his time now that he's left full-time employment. He's keeping well clear of cruise ships, golf courses, and large gardens and has no plans to report chest x-rays.  Discuss