ECR 2019 News
3D printing transitions from laboratory to bedside
February 28, 2019 -- Three-dimensional printing has spread from craniomaxillofacial surgery to a wide range of medical disciplines, and it can help demonstrate the value of radiologists in a future with artificial intelligence and machine learning. That's the view of Dr. Philipp Brantner, joint head of the 3D Printing Lab at the University Hospital of Basel in Switzerland.  Discuss
Is 7-tesla MRI ready yet to go clinical?
February 28, 2019 -- Clinical 7-tesla MRI is no longer a distant pipedream for researchers and is gaining ground in routine scenarios, advocates of the technique state. Its growing pertinence for diseases such as multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and dementia means that radiologists need to know about the latest 7-tesla practice and its potential, but some practical issues still remain.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2019: Christiane Kuhl on breast screening
February 27, 2019 -- VIENNA - Screening of breast cancer with abbreviated MRI is now viable, cost-effective, and ready for clinical use, according to Dr. Christiane Kuhl. Being one of only two female heads of radiology at university hospitals in Germany, she also speaks about whether there is a glass ceiling in medical imaging and gives practical and timely advice on how to conduct better research.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2019: Regina Beets-Tan on oncologic imaging
February 27, 2019 -- VIENNA - An exciting new era beckons for oncologic imaging, says Dr. Regina Beets-Tan. She elaborates on the main challenges faced in cancer management today, the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration and teamwork, and the future directions in oncologic imaging.  Discuss
ECR speakers offer look at radiology present and future
February 27, 2019 -- VIENNA - Radiology is moving toward a future in which radiologists, guided by artificial intelligence, will be able to work more closely with clinicians to provide precise therapies that offer patients an improved quality of life, according to a series of speakers at the opening press conference of ECR 2019.  Discuss
AI enables real-time patient dose estimates on CT exams
February 27, 2019 -- VIENNA - An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can provide real-time, patient-specific radiation dose estimates on single- or dual-source CT studies at an accuracy approaching the level of Monte Carlo simulations, according to a presentation on Wednesday at ECR 2019.  Discuss
Digital x-ray vendors focus on workflow and efficiency
February 27, 2019 -- As medical imaging's bread-and-butter modality, digital radiography (DR) is all about efficiency. At this week's ECR 2019 technical exhibition, DR vendors are highlighting how their new technologies can help radiology departments work more efficiently and deliver better patient care at a lower cost.  Discuss
Liquid biopsy can be game-changer in radiology
February 27, 2019 -- Biomarkers, in combination with liquid biopsy and pathology, can help to optimize cancer detection and characterization in the years ahead, and they now form an integral part of a diagnostic approach that aims to integrate diverse data from imaging, pathology, and liquid biopsy/laboratory medicine, experts noted in this morning's New Horizons session at ECR 2019 in Vienna.  Discuss
Be aware of artifacts to improve hybrid imaging outcomes
February 27, 2019 -- Awareness of possible artifacts and pitfalls in hybrid imaging is the first step in dealing with them, ECR 2019 delegates learned in a session during the opening day of the congress. The presenters also discussed new types of problems and challenges that may occur with the clinical application of novel specific tracers.  Discuss
Vienna team secures top ECR prize for chest CT work
February 27, 2019 -- VIENNA - Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna have received a prestigious award for their ECR 2019 e-poster presentation about how to simplify the differential diagnosis of diffuse ground-glass opacifications using CT.  Discuss