Is there a 'sweet spot' for mammography volume?
June 3, 2019 -- How many mammograms should a radiologist be reading each year to achieve maximum performance? Researchers from Norway found that an annual screening mammography exam volume of between 4,000 and 10,000 is the best range, according to a study published online on 28 May.  Discuss
Video from EuroSon 2019: Dr. Paul Sidhu on top trends
May 31, 2019 -- GRANADA, SPAIN - The growing miniaturization of devices, the emergence of elastography, and the more efficient use of contrast agents are the three top technology trends in ultrasound today, according to Dr. Paul Sidhu from London. He's also sure modality-specific congresses still have a bright future.  Discuss
Video from EuroSon 2019: Dr. Matthias Wüstner on surgeons
May 31, 2019 -- GRANADA, SPAIN - Surgeons must be willing and able to perform ultrasound exams. That's the view of surgeon Dr. Matthias Wüstner, who is convinced that intraoperative ultrasound has an essential role to play in patient care. He gave a keynote lecture on Thursday at EuroSon 2019.  Discuss
Video from EuroSon 2019: Dr. José Luis del Cura on turf battles
May 30, 2019 -- GRANADA, SPAIN - Turf battles are a constant threat in ultrasound, given the technology's relatively low cost and portability. But how can you avoid them? We asked Dr. José Luis del Cura from Bilbao, Spain, an expert in interventional ultrasound, to share his thoughts on this important topic.  Discuss
Video from EuroSon 2019: Dr. Cristina Chammas on liver transplantation
May 30, 2019 -- GRANADA, SPAIN - A highlight on the opening day of the EuroSon 2019 congress was the keynote lecture from Dr. Cristina Chammas, PhD, about ultrasound evaluation of liver transplant patients. She works at one of the largest hospitals in Latin America that handles 130 liver transplants a year.  Discuss
Deep learning provides boost for liver imaging
May 30, 2019 -- Two German radiologists have developed a deep-learning algorithm to assist with liver MRI scans. The procedure can also be applied to other diagnostic issues, delegates learned at the 100th German Radiology Congress in Leipzig.  Discuss
Clinical shoulder MRI becomes viable at 7 tesla
May 29, 2019 -- German researchers have shown that high-quality MRI scans of the shoulder can be acquired in 25 minutes at 7 tesla, making the technique clinically feasible and a realistic alternative to arthroscopy and 1.5-tesla MRI. They presented their findings at the recent International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual meeting.  Discuss
Forsting: Brain imaging for metastasis is not easy
May 29, 2019 -- Radiologists must beware of normal brain images in cancer patients with neurological symptoms and adopt more sensitive techniques to catch brain metastasis. That's the view of Prof. Michael Forsting, who will deliver a keynote lecture on this topic today at the 100th German Radiology Congress (RöKo 2019), to be held from 29 May to 1 June in Leipzig.  Discuss
What lies ahead for MRI contrast agents?
May 28, 2019 -- It will be extremely difficult to develop a new MR contrast agent that fulfills unsatisfied clinical needs and has a large enough range of applications to justify the development costs, writes the Maverinck. We present the second part of his column about MRI's future.  Discuss
Reversed hanging protocol cuts mammo read time
May 27, 2019 -- Dutch researchers have found that a reversed contrast-enhanced mammography hanging protocol reduces reading time by a third without compromising diagnostic performance. Their study was published online on 15 May in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
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