ECR 2023: The cycle of life -- imaging industry roundup
March 15, 2023 -- The emergence of Asian vendors and the absence of some established companies were evident at ECR 2023. Other important trends were sustainability, connected systems, and smarter workflows, writes industry analyst Bhvita Jani. Read More
Christiane Kuhl speaks out on breast density and screening
March 14, 2023 -- Radiologists must be more active in providing objective and understandable information to women about the diagnostic and prognostic implications of dense breasts, and the value of using other screening methods. That's the view of leading expert Prof. Dr. Christiane Kuhl. Read More
Big crowds return to Vienna for first March ECR in 4 years
March 14, 2023 -- Official figures released by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) show that 17,262 participants from 122 countries attended ECR 2023. This represents a rise of 14% compared with last year, but it is still a much lower figure than was recorded in 2019. Read More
Will lecanemab approval increase PET scan volumes?
March 13, 2023 -- Europe could see increased demand for PET imaging if the monoclonal antibody lecanemab receives regulatory approval for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, the European Association for Nuclear Medicine has stated. Read More
Strain elastography shows liver stiffness in long-COVID patients
March 13, 2023 -- Ultrasonic strain elastography shows higher liver stiffness measures in recovered long COVID-19 patients, researchers from Turkey told ECR 2023 attendees. As COVID-19 runs its course, liver enzymes may be elevated and liver insufficiency can develop, they said. Read More
Microwave ablation effective in treating thyroid microcarcinoma
March 10, 2023 -- Microwave ablation can effectively treat papillary thyroid microcarcinoma using ultrasound to identify capsular invasion -- an approach which has been typically avoided due to safety concerns, suggests new research. Read More
CTPA shows patients with omicron COVID-19 are at higher PE risk
March 9, 2023 -- CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) shows that omicron COVID-19 increases patients' risk of pulmonary embolism (PE), according to a U.K. study presented on March 5 at ECR 2023 in Vienna. Read More
Team Lille reports novel results on dose in photon-counting CT
March 8, 2023 -- The influential research group headed up by Prof. Martine Rémy-Jardin, PhD, of the University Centre of Lille, France, has found that photon-counting CT can reduce radiation dose for coronary CT angiography exams by more than a third compared with dual-source CT. Read More
Reporting errors come under close scrutiny at ECR 2023
March 7, 2023 -- The most effective way to not make mistakes at work is to stay at home, and do no work. That's the (ironic) view of ECR 2023 President Prof. Adrian Brady, who spoke at a special session about errors held on 4 March. Read More
Video from ECR 2023: Uliana Pidvalna on life in Ukraine
March 6, 2023 -- VIENNA - The daily lives of radiologists in Ukraine have changed dramatically since the Russian invasion. But how exactly? In an impassioned and moving interview, researcher and university lecturer Dr. Uliana Pidvalna, PhD, gives a personal account of how life has been transformed over the past year. Read More
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