ECR 2015 News
Europe plays catch-up on MRI safety
March 7, 2015 -- While having an MRI safety officer at each imaging site is strongly recommended, few European centers have implemented this in practice. The situation looks set to change with the emergence of formal national and international guidelines that seek to minimize the risks for patients and professionals, according to a refresher course on Saturday at ECR 2015.  Discuss
The big question: CT, MRI, or nuclear for coronary artery disease diagnosis?
March 7, 2015 -- Faced with a choice of CT, MRI, and hybrid nuclear imaging for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease, which modality is most suitable for any one patient type and why? All three play an important role in the diagnostic process, according to speakers at a presentation on Saturday at ECR 2015.  Discuss
Cutting-edge techniques transform practice of cardiac CT
March 7, 2015 -- Cardiac CT has made great strides displacing conventional invasive coronary angiography, but its potential is still being tested. A presentation on Saturday at ECR 2015 discussed state-of-the-art techniques for image acquisition and also their advantages and limitations.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2015: Thomas Beyer, PhD, on hybrid imaging
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - What does the future hold for PET/MRI? Can it ever be cost-effective? Thomas Beyer, PhD, a professor at the Medical University of Vienna, answers these questions in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.  Discuss
No second chance: Lawsuits set to rise across the board
March 6, 2015 -- Radiology is one of the specialties most liable to claims based on medical malpractice, according to a presentation on Friday at ECR 2015 in Vienna. Radiologists can increase their awareness and knowledge of malpractice risks, as well as identify strategies that reduce the problems leading to malpractice litigation.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2015: Dr. Anders Persson on forensic radiology
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - What makes a good forensic radiologist? Is CT or MRI winning the battle in postmortem imaging? Dr. Anders Persson, director of the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization in Linköping, Sweden, reveals all in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.  Discuss
Lightning strikes for Toshiba at ECR 2015
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - At this week's ECR 2015 meeting, Toshiba Medical Systems is rolling out Aquilion Lightning, a new CT scanner designed to bring improved performance to the entry-level segment. Other ECR launches include an ultrasound software upgrade platform, new MRI coils, and a rebranded radiation dose management program.  Discuss
TI-RADS works best for classifying thyroid nodules on US
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - When it comes to characterizing thyroid nodules on ultrasound, the Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) classification method is the way to go, according to a Friday presentation at ECR 2015. In a comparison with a recently proposed alternative, TI-RADS performed similarly and was more user-friendly, Egyptian researchers reported.  Discuss
GE launches products in MRI, ultrasound, HIT at ECR 2015
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - GE Healthcare is highlighting a pair of new MRI scanners, Signa Creator and Signa Explorer, making their global launch at this week's ECR 2015 meeting. The company is also rolling out its new Logiq P9 ultrasound scanner, as well as Centricity xSite, a new healthcare IT platform designed to improve radiology reporting across multiple healthcare enterprises.  Discuss
Screening sweet spot key for personalized medicine
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - "Personalized medicine" is quickly becoming overused, with many institutions even starting to rebrand themselves using the phrase. It's often associated with genomics, but that's a mistake; instead, radiologists should focus on hitting a screening sweet spot, according to a presentation at ECR 2015.  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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