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Why patient communication lies at heart of AI success
March 20, 2019 -- To be an important player in the age of artificial intelligence (AI), radiologists must communicate and interact much more with patients, writes Dr. Andreas Gutzeit. Instead of remaining in the background, we must be empathetic doctors committed to our patients, he says.  Discuss
DBT slashes biopsy rates of benign breast lesions
March 19, 2019 -- U.K. researchers have found that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) reduces the benign biopsy rate by as much as 23 percentage points compared with the full-field digital mammography rate, according to a study published online 19 March in Radiology.  Discuss
European radiology confronts stern professional challenges
March 19, 2019 -- Collaborate or die. That was the message of the ECR 2019 session, "Imaging Professionals within the EU: Radiologists without borders." With Brexit looming large, it allowed experts to discuss how to promote stronger relations and greater cooperation, despite the fragile political climate.  Discuss
What do patients think about radiology AI?
March 19, 2019 -- What do patients know about the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology? While they may not understand much about the technology, they do have some thoughts on the subject, according to a qualitative study published online 14 March in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Renewed focus on dose drives adoption of CT
March 18, 2019 -- Progress in CT dose awareness has been relatively slow in Europe, but combined efforts from both providers and vendors look set to ensure a renewed focus on patient dose and spur a replacement of aging CT systems, according to market analyst Stephen Holloway.  Discuss
Radiology road map charts major changes ahead in Russia
March 15, 2019 -- Radiology continues to evolve in Russia. The government has unveiled a five-year "road map" for the Moscow region in a bid to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Prof. Sergey Morozov, PhD, elaborates on the path that lies ahead.  Discuss
AI can reduce mammography screening's workload
March 15, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) could effectively reduce the workload involved in reading mammography screening exams by eliminating studies most likely to be normal from the radiologist's worklist, according to a presentation delivered at ECR 2019 in Vienna.  Discuss
French team measures iron content to show impact of stroke
March 14, 2019 -- In groundbreaking research, a group from Bordeaux, France, has used a basic MRI method to measure iron content in the substantia nigra to obtain a better reading on how stroke affects the brain and long-term patient outcomes. The results were published online on March 12 in Radiology.  Discuss
Video: Kassarjian delivers real-time sports imaging
March 13, 2019 -- As a tournament physician and head of imaging at the Madrid Open tennis tournament, Dr. Ara Kassarjian performs real-time ultrasound scans of the top players in the medical service right next to the courts. In a video interview recorded at ECR 2019, he explains about his philosophy and approach, and he reveals which players he admires most.  Discuss
CT's role grows in thoracic immune-related adverse events
March 12, 2019 -- Radiologists have an essential part to play in using CT to diagnose and monitor immune-related adverse events in the chest, according to prize-winning researchers from a top hospital in Barcelona, Spain. Optimal patient care during immunotherapy requires multidisciplinary effort by pulmonologists, medical oncologists, and radiologists, they say.  Discuss
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