ECR 2019 News
Sports imaging: Look beyond 'dark box' and collaborate for success
March 2, 2019 -- To make real progress in sports imaging, radiologists must look beyond the "dark box" and collaborate with referring doctors, attend multidisciplinary meetings at the hospital, discuss cases with clinical colleagues, and get feedback on the radiology report and direct correlation with arthroscopic findings, according to Dr. Claudia Weidekamm from the Medical University of Vienna.  Discuss
Early recognition can reduce stress and prevent burnout
March 2, 2019 -- Stress at work is an increasingly common phenomenon, but radiologists still may not be recognizing the symptoms of burnout in both colleagues and themselves, according to expert speakers at today's Professional Challenges session at ECR 2019. Like all health problems, identifying issues early and taking appropriate action is key to the cure.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2019: Alexander Radbruch on gadolinium debate
March 1, 2019 -- VIENNA - The safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI continues to generate much controversy and discussion. As both a radiologist and a lawyer, Dr. Alexander Radbruch, JD, is well-placed to comment on the most significant recent developments in gadolinium retention in the brain, how best to use these agents, and how radiologists and manufacturers can help to avoid being sued.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2019: Thomas Beyer on going hybrid
March 1, 2019 -- VIENNA - How is hybrid imaging faring across Europe, and are ongoing turf battles between radiology and nuclear medicine getting resolved? We asked Thomas Beyer, PhD, MBA, to reflect on these issues and his first year as president of the European Society for Hybrid, Molecular and Translation Imaging (ESHIMT), as well as the next 12 months ahead.  Discuss
AI algorithm predicts glioblastoma patient survival
March 1, 2019 -- VIENNA - An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm shows promise for helping radiologists predict progression-free survival in patients with glioblastoma based on the analysis of postoperative MRI scans, according to a presentation on Friday at ECR 2019.  Discuss
Incisive CT scanner paces Philips products at ECR
March 1, 2019 -- VIENNA - A multislice CT scanner called Incisive is among the new product launches being featured in the booth of Philips Healthcare at ECR 2019. The company is also promoting other recent product launches, including a new ultrasound scanner, mobile C-arm, and advanced visualization software.  Discuss
Is there an optimal mammography recall rate?
March 1, 2019 -- There's an optimal range for mammography screening recalls that maximizes the detection of life-threatening cancers and minimizes the harms of false positives and overdiagnosis, according to a presentation delivered on Wednesday at ECR 2019 in Vienna.  Discuss
Ga-68 PSMA-11 PET/MRI improves prostate cancer detection
March 1, 2019 -- VIENNA - PET/MRI with the radiopharmaceutical gallium-68 (Ga-68) prostate-specific membrane antigen-11 (PSMA-11) could become a valuable tool in image-guided biopsy and for detecting significant prostate cancer, researchers reported on Wednesday at ECR 2019.  Discuss
GE focuses on artificial intelligence at ECR 2019
March 1, 2019 -- VIENNA - New advances in artificial intelligence (AI) -- including a partnership with the European Society of Radiology to highlight AI applications in radiology this week -- are among the highlights in the booth of GE Healthcare at ECR 2019.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2019: Steve Holloway on the exhibition hall
March 1, 2019 -- VIENNA - What's new and surprising in the technical exhibition at ECR 2019? Who's missing, and what is the strategy and approach of the "big 4"? Market analyst Steve Holloway from Signify Research provides some answers. He also has some advice for ECR delegates on what to look out for this week.  Discuss