ECR 2018 News
Facebook Live from ECR 2018: Day 3
March 2, 2018 -- Our coverage of ECR 2018 continues with a discussion of vendor activity in the technical exhibits, as well as a review of recent research on gadolinium retention from MRI contrast. Appearing as a guest on today's broadcast is Wayne Forrest, features editor of AuntMinnie.com.  Discuss
Necessity of gadolinium contrast comes under scrutiny
March 2, 2018 -- Gadolinium-enhanced MRI scans have been the gold standard in suspected cases of vestibular schwannoma and multiple sclerosis (MS), but given the growing evidence of deposits left in the brain, debate has ensued about how to image wisely. Is it always necessary to use gadolinium contrast agents? Regarding vestibular schwannoma and MS, today's Pros and Cons Session will explore this question.  Discuss
MRI holds promise for immunotherapy but needs more research
March 2, 2018 -- Immunotherapy is a booming field, and recent trials have shed light on the effects of these drugs on cancer. A panel of experts will unveil the latest results and discuss the challenges for imaging in triaging patients and assessing treatment response during the dedicated New Horizons session today at ECR.  Discuss
Radiographers: Foster the human touch in the age of AI
March 2, 2018 -- The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) with permanently evolving imaging techniques and machines has created a complex working environment. There is an ever greater need for radiographers to create strategies to optimize the patient's clinical pathway and be prepared to develop skills to keep their profession alive.  Discuss
Canon launches new 1.5-tesla MRI, US unit at ECR
March 1, 2018 -- VIENNA - Canon Medical Systems is making its first appearance at ECR 2018 under a unified banner since Canon took over Toshiba Medical Systems. The firm has a full slate of product launches, including Vantage Orian, a new 1.5-tesla MRI scanner.  Discuss
Study finds Oslo women skip breast screening
March 1, 2018 -- VIENNA - Low breast cancer screening attendance rates plague capital cities and metropolitan areas. Researchers often cite high immigrant populations as the cause of this trend, but how accurate is that? A new study presented on Thursday at ECR 2018 reveals the truth behind the claim.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Wiro Niessen on how AI can help you
March 1, 2018 -- VIENNA - Don't feel threatened by artificial intelligence (AI). That's the view of Wiro Niessen, PhD, of the Netherlands. In the first of today's three video interviews about AI, he introduces the topic and explains how it promises to transform the working lives of everybody involved in medical imaging.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Sergey Morozov on tapping AI's potential
March 1, 2018 -- VIENNA - There's a lot of talk and fuss at the moment about artificial intelligence (AI), but how can it really boost efficiency and improve workflow, and how can you realize the full potential of the emerging technology? Dr. Sergey Morozov, PhD, of Moscow provides some answers in part two of our special focus on AI.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Erik Ranschaert on a clinical view of AI
March 1, 2018 -- VIENNA - Artificial intelligence (AI) is about much more than just data analysis, says Dr. Erik Ranschaert, vice president of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics. He gives a clinical perspective on AI and explains how exactly the technology can transform the working lives of radiologists.  Discuss
New Siemens ECR 2018 products include MRI, ultrasound
March 1, 2018 -- Siemens Healthineers is showcasing two new major product launches at ECR 2018. The introductions include the 1.5-tesla Magnetom Sola MRI scanner with the vendor's BioMatrix technology, and Acuson Juniper, a premium shared-services ultrasound scanner developed after an extensive customer survey effort.  Discuss