Germany reopens debate on MRI use in Europe
March 17, 2011 -- German opposition to a deal with the European Commission exempting MRI systems from limits on electromagnetic fields in the workplace is spreading ahead of a vote on the new law. Read More
X-ray identifies chronic rhinosinusitis in most kids
March 15, 2011 -- A conventional x-ray should be the first exam ordered for children suspected of having chronic rhinosinusitis because it works for the majority of cases, according to an article published in the European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Read More
Reduce missed tumors: Look at interval, screen-detected cancers
March 14, 2011 -- Performing reviews of interval and screen-detected breast cancers can improve screening practice, and decrease the amount of missed cancers, according to a study published in the April issue of Academic Radiology. Read More
Breast MRI benefits from CAD for distant metastasis
March 14, 2011 -- Semiautomatic analysis of breast MRI using computer-aided detection (CAD) can provide quantitative data to predict the occurrence of distant metastasis in primary breast cancer, according to a study presented at the 2011 European Congress of Radiology in Vienna. Read More
BMJ review article tackles radiation exposure risks
March 11, 2011 -- A review article in the March 12 edition of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) addresses the topic of radiation risks from radiological imaging, providing an overview of what's known about the cancer risk from radiation, and what healthcare providers can do to minimize it. Read More
ECR attendance rises by 5%, breaks 20K
March 11, 2011 -- Attendance at this year's European Congress of Radiology (ECR) grew by 5.3% and crossed the 20,000 mark, according to congress organizers. This year's attendance was 20,120, compared with 19,100 last year. Read More
Iranian radiologists hold out the hand of friendship to Europe
March 9, 2011 -- VIENNA - In an attempt to promote understanding and build bridges between Europe and Iran, the country's rich culture and heritage came under the spotlight at Sunday's European Society of Radiology Meets Session at the European Congress of Radiology. Read More
Imagers strive to come to terms with age old clinical problems
March 9, 2011 -- VIENNA - A declining birth rate and an increasing elderly population have resulted in new socioeconomic and healthcare problems. Physicians are confronted with complex clinical scenarios arising from this situation, according to a presentation at Sunday's European Congress of Radiology. Read More
Handle with care: The radiation debate
March 9, 2011 -- In his newest column, Dr. Peter Rinck addresses an ever-returning topic in radiology -- radiation risks -- and discusses the findings of some recent studies on radiation dose and cancer risk. Read More
CIRTACI: 40% of contrast agent reactions are true allergies
March 7, 2011 -- VIENNA - A 54-month prospective study in France has found that 40% of immediate hypersensitive reactions to the administration of iodine- and gadolinium-based contrast agents are true allergies, according to a Monday presentation at the European Congress of Radiology. Read More
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