Renewed focus on dose drives adoption of CT
March 18, 2019 -- Progress in CT dose awareness has been relatively slow in Europe, but combined efforts from both providers and vendors look set to ensure a renewed focus on patient dose and spur a replacement of aging CT systems, according to market analyst Stephen Holloway.  Discuss
Radiology road map charts major changes ahead in Russia
March 15, 2019 -- Radiology continues to evolve in Russia. The government has unveiled a five-year "road map" for the Moscow region in a bid to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Prof. Sergey Morozov, PhD, elaborates on the path that lies ahead.  Discuss
CT's role grows in thoracic immune-related adverse events
March 12, 2019 -- Radiologists have an essential part to play in using CT to diagnose and monitor immune-related adverse events in the chest, according to prize-winning researchers from a top hospital in Barcelona, Spain. Optimal patient care during immunotherapy requires multidisciplinary effort by pulmonologists, medical oncologists, and radiologists, they say.  Discuss
Swiss find that breast CT screening is feasible
March 6, 2019 -- Swiss researchers performing a feasibility study with a new breast CT scanner found that the system turned in high-quality images at low radiation dose. The combination could mean that breast CT could be ready for cancer screening, according to a study published online on 2 March in Investigative Radiology.  Discuss
Alphenix angio unit leads Canon offerings at ECR
March 2, 2019 -- VIENNA - The European launch of its new Alphenix interventional angiography system is the major highlight in the booth of Canon Medical Systems at ECR 2019 this week. Other important products being shown include a new entry-level CT scanner for the global market and new global illumination software.  Discuss
CT system developers utilize AI to boost patient care
March 2, 2019 -- Disease detection with CT has benefited greatly from advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) software during the past year. To make the case at the ECR 2019 technical exhibition, many vendors are dedicating their CT booth presentations to the integration of AI into the modality. The rewards for patient care are visible for all delegates to see during this week's congress.  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
Video from ECR 2019: Mathias Prokop on lung cancer screening
February 28, 2019 -- VIENNA - What are the essential aspects to consider when starting a lung cancer screening program using low-dose CT? And why are quality assurance and standardization such important areas? Dr. Mathias Prokop, PhD, from Nijmegen, the Netherlands, provides some answers and also gives some general advice to aspiring researchers.  Discuss
Dose monitoring optimizes whole-body CT in Italy
February 28, 2019 -- By monitoring CT dose and adjusting protocols at their institution, researchers from Italy were able to identify the optimal parameters for reducing cancer patients' exposure to radiation from whole-body CT exams, without lowering image quality. They presented their findings on Wednesday at ECR 2019 in Vienna.  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