ECR 2018 News
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
Waking the dead: Forensic imaging requires different mindset
February 28, 2018 -- To document vascular lesions linked with possible cause of death, radiologists will need to be familiar with the specific questions that the pathologist wants answered. While postmortem CT angiography is simple, fast, and reliable, the signs associated with motor vehicle accidents, homicides, and medical liabilities are numerous and subtle. Radiographers, too, will need to step outside their comfort zone, delegates will hear at today's session on forensic imaging.  Discuss
Safety issues linger over gadolinium-based contrast agents
February 28, 2018 -- Conclusive research into the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents could take about a decade to emerge because of the huge difficulties of obtaining enough valuable and objective data. In the meantime, radiologists will be dependent on newly released guidelines from the world's health watchdogs and other reports, ECR 2018 delegates will learn at today's Special Focus Session.  Discuss
Big data, AI look set to come under scrutiny at ECR 2018
August 28, 2017 -- Big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and radiomics will be among the hot topics at ECR 2018. The meeting is only six months away, and ESR President Dr. Bernd Hamm looks ahead to the central themes on the agenda for Vienna.  Discuss
ECR 2018 aims to promote unity and show diversity
March 6, 2017 -- "Diverse and United" is the motto for ECR 2018, which runs from 28 February to 4 March. Dr. Bernd Hamm, from Berlin, is returning as congress president, after presiding over ECR 2015. In this interview, he speaks about his ideas and plans for next year's meeting.  Discuss