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
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
French private radiologists look to enhance buying power
February 26, 2019 -- A group of private radiologists in France is seeking to increase its purchasing muscle by extending the reach and activities of the emerging VIDI brand. Six member centers have joined the purchasing group this year, bringing VIDI's membership to 36 facilities and 644 individual radiologists.  Discuss
AI predicts ovarian cancer survival on CT scans
February 15, 2019 -- Researchers from the U.K. and Australia have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of predicting the survival rate of patients with ovarian cancer by analyzing their contrast-enhanced CT scans, according to an article published online on 15 February in Nature Communications.  Discuss
Brexit dilemma: Do I stay or do I go?
February 13, 2019 -- As the 29 March deadline for the U.K.'s planned departure from the European Union draws ever closer, some radiologists are determined to stay, while others have already left. AuntMinnieEurope.com looks at the personal stories of those caught up in the political stalemate.  Discuss