Thoracic CT proves value for monitoring obese patients' health
March 8, 2021 -- Thoracic CT is showing promise as an imaging examination that can help clinicians monitor the health of obese patients, according to research from a leading London facility delivered on 5 March at ECR 2021. Read More
How is radiography training in Europe bearing up in the pandemic?
March 6, 2021 -- The COVID-19 crisis has led to the rapid uptake of simulation, remote teaching, and online assessment and learning solutions for radiographers, ECR 2021 registrants learned at a professional challenges session. Read More
Lancet commission highlights unequal access to imaging
March 5, 2021 -- The Lancet Oncology Commission on Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine presented its findings from a major research effort on global health disparities on 4 March at ECR 2021. It's vital to get governments to scale up imaging infrastructure, said Dr. Hedvig Hricak, PhD. Read More
AI and breast density foretell potential risk of interval cancer
March 5, 2021 -- The combination of breast density and artificial intelligence (AI)-based analysis may be able to significantly reduce the number of interval cancers missed in mammography screening programs, Dutch researchers reported in a Thursday presentation at ECR 2021. Read More
Attention shifts to front-line COVID-19 therapy on day 2 of ECR 2021
March 5, 2021 -- The recombinant, soluble form of a protein that acts as the receptor for SARS-CoV-2 -- the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) protein -- shows promise, according to a plenary talk given on 4 March at ECR 2021. But don't throw your mask out yet, the speaker warned. Read More
Key sequences make MRI perfect for multiple sclerosis patients
March 5, 2021 -- The potentially devastating effects of multiple sclerosis on a person's central nervous system make it all the more paramount that clinicians use the most effective MRI sequences to diagnose suspected cases of the disease, a leading expert told ECR 2021 on Thursday. Read More
Beard talk comes to ECR courtesy of Parizel's new look
March 4, 2021 -- When the camera focused on Prof. Paul Parizel and his awesome beard during Wednesday evening's opening ceremony, the gasps of disbelief from thousands of online ECR attendees might well have been felt across Europe and beyond. Read More
How to survive the night shift: Leading expert gives on-call tips
March 4, 2021 -- Overnight on-call shifts can cause extreme anxiety for radiologists, but there are ways to navigate them and improve the experience. Dr. Elizabeth Dick of Imperial College in London gave her top tips at a special trainees' session on 3 March at ECR 2021. Read More
Fuchsjäger sings radiology's praises in ECR 2021 opening
March 4, 2021 -- If you closed your eyes, you could almost imagine yourself in Vienna. In Wednesday evening's opening ceremony, ESR President Prof. Dr. Michael Fuchsjäger raised the curtain on ECR 2021, extolling radiology's virtues to a virtual audience -- before singing opera in a closing duet. Read More
AI detection of intracranial hemorrhage saves lives
March 4, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that screens head CT exams for intracranial hemorrhage -- and triages suspected cases for radiologist review -- can yield significant improvements in patient outcomes, researchers from Israel reported on Wednesday at ECR 2021. Read More