Mammography CAD recalls baffle CADET II researchers
March 20, 2009 -- Why do radiologists reviewing mammograms accept some prompts made by computer-aided detection (CAD) software, while others are rejected? Even researchers from one of Europe's most prominent CAD studies aren't sure, according to research presented at this month's European Congress of Radiology.
7-tesla breast MRI shows advantages in first tests
March 13, 2009 -- The promise of a diagnostic advantage in mammography using powerful 7-tesla MRI was underlined by preliminary results presented at the European Congress of Radiology. Although image quality was improved compared to 1.5-tesla MRI, using such a powerful system might be problematic due to current patient safety rules.
CT often unjustified in the young; German pediatricians lack dose awareness
March 10, 2009 -- VIENNA - About a third of the CT scans performed in patients younger than 35 could be replaced by other modalities, concludes a Norwegian study presented Tuesday at the European Congress of Radiology. Meanwhile, a survey in the region of Essen, Germany, found that many pediatricians lack basic knowledge of radiation exposures for various chest indications.
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.
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