ECR 2015 News
Heavy investments enable Turkey to shine
March 8, 2015 -- Turkey is now leading the way in several areas of radiology. In Sunday's host session, "Turkey welcomes ECR," key figures from the country's community of radiologists provided delegates with a snapshot of their work, notably functional brain MRI, percutaneous treatment of liver hydatid cysts, and advanced hepatopancreaticobiliary imaging.  Discuss
Radiation dose and CT: What really are the essentials?
March 8, 2015 -- Patient dose estimates represent a dilemma. Although there has been a significant amount of research regarding patient dose assessment, international consensus has not yet been reached and further improvements are needed, according to an ECR 2015 presentation on Sunday by Dr. Willi Kalender, PhD.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2015: Strickland & Reekers on teleradiology's threat
March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - Teleradiology and outsourcing pose a serious threat to radiology's future, according to Dr. Nicola Strickland from London and Dr. Jim Reekers from Amsterdam. They explain why to AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2015: Nicola Bedlington on finding the human touch
March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - Think more deeply about your patients and how you communicate imaging results to them. That's the advice of Nicola Bedlington, secretary general of the European Patients' Forum, in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.  Discuss
Vigilant planning aids radiation dose tracking
March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - Radiation dose tracking software can provide many benefits, but it's important to be aware of some key issues to yield meaningful evaluation and optimization of patient dose from CT studies, according to a Saturday presentation at ECR 2015.  Discuss
Double-read DBT + digital mammo drops recall rates
March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - Double reading of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus digital mammography reduces the recall rate by 40% when compared with digital mammography alone, Italian researchers reported at ECR 2015.  Discuss
Philips ECR highlights include IntelliSpace Portal upgrade
March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - The latest version of its IntelliSpace Portal platform is among the ECR 2015 highlights for Philips Healthcare. The company is also showing recently introduced technology ranging from its IQon spectral CT scanner to its DoseWise Portal radiation dose management program.  Discuss
CTPA-based prediction model nails pulmonary hypertension
March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - When do suspected pulmonary embolism patients actually have pulmonary hypertension (PH)? Although the treatment approach for the conditions is quite different, their presentation can be similar. But a new CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) tool can accurately predict PH in patients without pulmonary embolism, according to researchers from Israel.  Discuss
Yellow wristbands cause a stir at editorial meeting at ECR
March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - Emerging trends and new developments in medical imaging came under scrutiny at Friday's 5th annual AuntMinnieEurope.com editorial meeting at ECR 2015. More than half of the Editorial Advisory Board attended the 90-minute session. And on a lighter note, the compulsory yellow wristbands for delegates caused widespread amusement.  Discuss
Siemens makes play for social radiology at ECR 2015
March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - Siemens Healthcare wants its customer base to get more social. To that end, the company is using this week's ECR 2015 to launch teamplay, an ambitious healthcare IT platform designed to promote interaction and collaboration among its users.  Discuss
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Video from ECR 2015: Dr. Erik Ranschaert on mobile IT
Don't reveal patient information in social media and take care when it comes to using tablets and other devices, warns Dr. Erik Ranschaert.

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