ECR 2015 News
CAD boosts breast MRI sensitivity
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - Breast MRI already has high sensitivity, but can it be even higher? The answer is yes, if computer-aided detection (CAD) is thrown into the mix, according to a presentation at ECR 2015. In fact, the CAD system detected previously missed cancers nearly as well as it did screen-detected cancers.  Discuss
CAD becomes a spell-check for small polyps
March 6, 2015 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) can only enhance performance if used correctly, and it does not reduce the need for training, according to a presentation on Friday at ECR 2015 in Vienna. CAD for colonography has shown promise, but radiologists need to understand sensitivity and specificity issues, as well as when CAD should be deployed.  Discuss
How best to avoid pitfalls in sports injuries to knee
March 6, 2015 -- Take a closer look at the meniscus when imaging and avoid over- or undercalling common meniscus pathologies, according to Dr. Gustav Andreisek of Zurich. In particular, certain portions of the meniscus, such as the roots, are usually missed during reporting, he explained in a refresher course at ECR 2015 in Vienna.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2015: Dr. Erik Ranschaert on mobile IT
March 5, 2015 -- VIENNA - Don't reveal patient information in social media and take care when it comes to using tablets and other devices, warns Dr. Erik Ranschaert, PhD, a staff radiologist in the Netherlands, in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2015: Dr. Norbert Hosten on German radiology
March 5, 2015 -- VIENNA - This is a big week for Germany -- one of the three host nations and home of the ECR president, Dr. Bernd Hamm. In an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015, Dr. Norbert Hosten, president of the German Radiological Society, speaks about the hot issues facing the country's radiologists.  Discuss
Tracking software tackles CT dose monitoring
March 5, 2015 -- VIENNA - Dose tracking software can automatically monitor the radiation dose patients receive from their CT studies, yielding valuable data for quality assurance purposes and supporting the quest for dose optimization, according to a pair of presentations on Thursday at ECR 2015.  Discuss
Nodule volumes overestimated on diameter measurements
March 5, 2015 -- VIENNA - Agreement between diameter-based and semiautomated nodule volume measurements is poor and often overestimates nodule size from a volumetric perspective, according to results from a Dutch study presented at ECR 2015.  Discuss
Italian men shun flexible sigmoidoscopy for CTC
March 5, 2015 -- VIENNA - Whether it's fear of endoscopes or love of high technology, Italian men appear more willing to undergo CT colonography (CTC) than flexible sigmoidoscopy, according to the results of a late-breaking trial presented at ECR 2015.  Discuss
Advanced brain MRI provides insights into brain malformations
March 5, 2015 -- When a child is born with a serious brain-related defect, understanding the cause and its impact at the earliest stages of life is of utmost importance. Advanced MRI techniques are yielding clinically exciting discoveries and valuable information.  Discuss
Breast screening controversies set to generate fierce debate
March 5, 2015 -- Today's session on breast cancer screening has the potential to be the most controversial at ECR 2015, because it includes the perspectives of not only screening advocates but also dissenters. Specifically, researchers will debate hot topics such as the Canadian National Breast Screening Study, followed by a period of questions and answers.  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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