E-learning tool may offer value in radiology education
March 10, 2009 -- VIENNA - An online e-learning tool shows promise for providing case-based radiological content, according to a presentation Tuesday at the European Congress of Radiology.
ECR studies confirm impact of breast MRI on patient outcomes
March 10, 2009 -- VIENNA - With tissue-conservation procedures among the most common surgical treatments for breast cancer, imaging techniques that accurately probe the depths of disease status surely prove invaluable. Or do they? A pair of presentations from this week's European Congress of Radiology (ECR) sheds some light on the matter.
NELSON lung cancer trial yields positive early results
March 9, 2009 -- VIENNA - A first peek at the first results of the first large randomized lung cancer screening trial to near completion found that CT detected four-fifths of participants' lung cancers at stage I -- in time to effect a curative resection.
CT protocols reduce risk for pulmonary embolism
March 9, 2009 -- VIENNA - New research presented at the 2009 European Congress of Radiology examines whether reduced-energy CT and low-dose contrast media provide safer solutions without compromising pulmonary embolism image quality.
IHE readies extensions to PDI profile
March 9, 2009 -- VIENNA - With hopes of improving the user experience of handling image CDs, the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) initiative will soon be publishing new extensions to its Portable Data for Imaging (PDI) integration profile and a new Basic Image Review profile, according to a presentation Monday at the European Congress of Radiology.
European hospitals have room to improve
March 9, 2009 -- VIENNA - Although they may have the best intentions, many European hospitals aren't following through on efforts to improve their operations, according to a presentation at this week's European Congress of Radiology.
Ultrasound, MRI perform well in dense breasts
March 8, 2009 -- VIENNA - Adjunctive use of ultrasound in dense breasts can lead to a significant increase in breast cancer detection, according to a large-scale trial reported Sunday at the European Congress of Radiology. But another presentation found that MRI mammography did even better.
Diabetes renders coronary CTA more difficult, less successful
March 8, 2009 -- VIENNA - Diabetic patients have smaller vessels and larger coronary artery calcifications than nondiabetics, a combination that reduces the utility of coronary CT angiography (CTA), according to a new study from Italy.
European hospitals must do more with less
March 8, 2009 -- VIENNA - An aging population and falling government healthcare budgets are forcing hospital administrators to figure out how to improve the performance of their facilities with fewer resources, according to a presentation at the 2009 European Congress of Radiology.
Lean management plays key role in new hospital design
March 8, 2009 -- VIENNA - Few healthcare administrators ever get the opportunity to entirely rebuild their radiology department from the ground up. But administrators in Canada got just such a chance, and they shared their experiences in a presentation at this week's European Congress of Radiology.
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