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
Parizel issues a survivor's guide for ESR presidents
March 12, 2019 -- One of the hidden gems at ECR 2019 came on the final day of the congress in Vienna. At the European Society of Radiology (ESR) General Assembly, Dr. Paul Parizel, PhD, delivered a seven-step mantra of an ESR president of the past, and it drew considerable praise.  Discuss
Quantitative imaging to drive uptake of AI in MRI
March 11, 2019 -- As the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging gains pace, specific use cases are emerging where AI-enabled image analysis tools are delivering clear clinical and/or commercial benefits, writes market analyst Simon Harris.  Discuss
Augmented reality bolsters radiology education in Germany
March 11, 2019 -- Augmented reality technology capable of displaying MRI and CT scans allowed researchers from Germany to offer a new, interactive learning method to medical students -- improving their understanding of anatomy and radiology, according to an article recently published in Anatomical Sciences Education.  Discuss
New ESR president lays out clear vision for ECR 2020
March 8, 2019 -- ECR will move from its late February slot to mid-March next year. What does the man in charge of ECR 2020 have up his sleeve? What novel features can you expect? What's his own background? Incoming European Society of Radiology (ESR) President Prof. Boris Brkljačić from Zagreb, Croatia, provides some answers in this Q&A interview.  Discuss
Philips to buy Carestream's healthcare IT business
March 7, 2019 -- Royal Philips, the parent of Philips Healthcare, has signed a deal to acquire Carestream Health's IT business in a major consolidation within the radiology IT market. The deal bolsters Philips' already-strong activities in healthcare IT, giving the company access to additional distribution and software development capabilities  Discuss
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