ECR 2017 stands tall as showcase for product launches
March 4, 2017 -- VIENNA - The European Congress of Radiology in recent years has come into its own as a showcase for new launches of medical imaging products. ECR 2017 was no exception, with a variety of new scanner debuts in MRI, CT, and other modalities.  Discuss
Chest CT with iterative recon achieves x-ray doses
March 4, 2017 -- VIENNA - Chest CT scans acquired at radiation doses as low as an x-ray showed lesions of all kinds conspicuously, using the latest dual-source CT scanner and iterative reconstruction. Individualized approaches tailored to specific lesion types cut the dose even further, researchers said on Friday at ECR 2017.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Martine Rémy-Jardin on pulmonary embolism
March 3, 2017 -- VIENNA - When you mention pulmonary embolism (PE), the chances are you will think of Dr. Martine Rémy-Jardin, PhD, head of the cardiothoracic imaging department at the University Centre of Lille in France. In this video interview, she speaks about persistent controversies in PE and how to optimize patient management.  Discuss
Low-osmolar contrast tied to hypotension
March 2, 2017 -- VIENNA - Patients receiving low-osmolar (but not iso-osmolar) contrast agents under anesthesia are prone to systemic, self-limited periods of hypotension, researchers reported on Wednesday at ECR 2017.  Discuss
Software quantifies emphysema on MDCT images
March 2, 2017 -- VIENNA - An automated software algorithm can be used to quantify emphysema on MDCT studies, offering radiologists a useful tool for diagnosis and follow-up of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to research presented on Thursday at ECR 2017.  Discuss
Postmortem imaging can reveal hidden trauma missed in autopsy
March 2, 2017 -- CT angiography (CTA) and other methods can shed light on death investigations in ways that autopsy can't. CTA, for example, allows doctors to look for bleeding points, while dual-beam CT depicts soft-tissue differentiation and bruising, and the technique is useful to investigate postsurgical deaths and identify trauma areas.  Discuss
Cost-effectiveness, implementation still hinder lung cancer screening
March 2, 2017 -- The public desire for lung cancer screening and the ability of the medical profession to implement it are currently at odds, despite recent findings that suggest screening via low-dose CT can reduce mortality. The problem is lung cancer screening remains controversial and is not as straightforward as most people think, according to Dr. Stefan Diederich, PhD.  Discuss
Surgeon input will boost CT lung cancer screening
February 24, 2017 -- CT lung cancer screening is at the fore with 10 new recommendations from the European Society of Thoracic Surgery (ESTS). A recent paper written by an international team outlines the ESTS's plans for improving lung cancer CT screening by involving surgeons at all levels of screening strategy.  Discuss
CT techniques for stroke demystified
February 21, 2017 -- What imaging modality should a physician use to treat a patient after a stroke? The answer is complicated, but a team from Singapore and Europe sought to shed light on this conundrum in a study published on 14 February in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss