ECR 2018 News
The 10-minute abdominal MRI scan: Can it become reality?
March 1, 2018 -- While MRI is sensitive and specific for liver imaging, the time required for a thorough exam often means that radiologists opt for CT due to quicker results and fewer artifacts. But what if the usual 30-minute MRI could be reduced to 10 minutes? Would that sway doctors to send patients for an MRI more often? Experts at today's session on making the 10-minute MRI exam a reality believe that it would.  Discuss
Web tools help determine radiation risk from CT in pregnancy
March 1, 2018 -- As demand for imaging and the use of CT in the emergency department grow, the probability of both planned exposures in pregnancy and inadvertent exposures also is increasing. Is it likely that both scenarios will be encountered by most imaging departments several times a year, so radiologists must be prepared for this, delegates will hear at today's Special Focus Session on CT in pregnant patients.  Discuss
Top 3 tips for achieving success in breast imaging
March 1, 2018 -- Breast imaging can be a tricky business. Luckily for ECR 2018 delegates, a slew of experts have provided their top three tips for imaging. You can expect to learn about digital breast tomosynthesis, automated breast ultrasound, and more at today's Special Focus Session.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Bernd Hamm on Brexit, AI, and the big chill
February 28, 2018 -- VIENNA - Brexit will have no impact on the relationship between the European Society of Radiology and the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists, said ECR 2018 President Dr. Bernd Hamm in an exclusive interview. He shares his thoughts on the first day of the congress, including the impact of artificial intelligence (AI), attendance so far, how the organizers are beating the cold weather, and why he's serving as ECR president for the second time.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Elisabetta Giannotti on mammography's future
February 28, 2018 -- VIENNA - It's an exciting time for breast imaging, and contrast mammography, tomosynthesis, and 3D contrast mammography are showing particular promise right now. What lies ahead for mammography? Is it finally time to ditch analog, 2D systems? And where will we be in another 10 years? Dr. Elisabetta Giannotti from Nottingham, U.K., discusses the future of mammography.  Discuss
No gadolinium needed for follow-up MRI inner ear scans
February 28, 2018 -- VIENNA - Once an initial MRI scan with gadolinium-based contrast has confirmed an intralabyrinthine schwannoma, the contrast agent shouldn't be needed for follow-up evaluations, according to a study presented on Wednesday at ECR 2018.  Discuss
DBT catches 50% more breast cancers than standard mammo
February 28, 2018 -- VIENNA - A large study out of Norway presented at ECR 2018 demonstrated that the rate of screen-detected breast cancer was about 50% higher for women screened with synthesized 2D mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) compared with digital mammography alone.  Discuss
Size matters: Belgians scoop ECR 2018 prize for dose study
February 28, 2018 -- VIENNA - Body size has an influence on the dose conversion factors of a conventional chest posteroanterior examination for the organs in the field-of-view, except for the thyroid, according to an award-winning Belgian study being presented this week at ECR 2018.  Discuss
Facebook Live from ECR 2018: Day 1
February 28, 2018 -- We launch our video coverage of ECR 2018 with a Facebook Live broadcast on the first day of the congress. An overview of the week ahead -- and discussion of the meeting's expansion into ECR City -- is provided by Philip Ward, editor in chief of, and Brian Casey, editor in chief of  Discuss
Radiologists can future-proof themselves by embracing 3D visualization
February 28, 2018 -- There are many new applications for imaging data, and radiologists need to jump in to make themselves future-proof, according to Dr. Peter van Ooijen from the University Medical Centre Groningen in the Netherlands. Technologies for 3D visualization are rapidly gaining importance, and to guarantee their future survival, radiologists must understand their potential, as well as their pitfalls.  Discuss