Focus on FOCUS, a new DWI-MRI protocol for breast lesions
March 5, 2018 -- A new type of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is giving conventional breast MRI a run for its money. Field-of-view optimized and constrained undistorted single-shot (FOCUS) imaging can identify 85% of suspicious breast lesions, ECR 2018 delegates learned in Vienna.  Discuss
ESNR survey taps into future of imaging for dementia
March 4, 2018 -- VIENNA - While there is considerable consensus on which modalities and protocols to use to diagnose dementia, few neuroradiologists feel comfortable using advanced imaging, structured reports, or visual rating scales, according to survey results from the European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR) presented on Saturday at ECR 2018.  Discuss
Evidence-based medicine 'misused' in breast MRI
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - During a refresher course at ECR 2018, breast MRI expert Dr. Christiane Kuhl said the principles of evidence-based medicine have been misused in the case of preoperative breast MRI, and that's part of the reason why the modality hasn't been adopted more widely by the surgical community.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Thomas Beyer on hybrid imaging
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - The successful clinical implementation of hybrid imaging in Europe still appears to be a long way off. Major challenges remain, particularly in terms of training and education and also the availability of equipment. Thomas Beyer, PhD, MBA, professor of physics of medical imaging at the Medical University of Vienna, speaks about an extensive new survey that sheds light on the issues to be resolved.  Discuss
Leave no invasive breast cancer behind by using MRI
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - Mammography and ultrasound underestimate 30% of disease in patients with invasive ductal carcinoma, according to research from Israel presented at ECR 2018. MRI overestimates the extent of disease, but at least no cancer is left behind.  Discuss
Musculoskeletal speakers reveal trade secrets on sports injuries
March 3, 2018 -- To achieve success and consistently good results in sports imaging, you must be descriptive in the radiology report, know what pitfalls to avoid, and find out what is important to the surgeon. That's the view of Dr. Theodore Miller, from Weill Cornell Medicine of Cornell University in New York City and a speaker at today's transatlantic master class on sports injuries.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Alexander Radbruch on gadolinium retention
March 2, 2018 -- VIENNA - The debate over the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI shows no sign of going away, and U.S.-style lawsuits filed against radiologists and vendors in Europe is now a distinct possibility. Dr. Alexander Radbruch, JD, from Germany is both a lawyer and a radiologist, and he presents his views and ideas on this controversial topic.  Discuss
Pediatric patients use app to prep for MRI scan
March 2, 2018 -- VIENNA - The prospect of undergoing an MRI scan can trigger anxiety in any patient -- and arguably even more so in a child. To alleviate this and reduce anesthesia use, Danish radiologists helped develop an app that educates children about their pending experience, according to a study presented on Thursday at ECR 2018.  Discuss
Facebook Live from ECR 2018: Day 3
March 2, 2018 -- Our coverage of ECR 2018 continues with a discussion of vendor activity in the technical exhibits, as well as a review of recent research on gadolinium retention from MRI contrast. Appearing as a guest on today's broadcast is Wayne Forrest, features editor of  Discuss
Necessity of gadolinium contrast comes under scrutiny
March 2, 2018 -- Gadolinium-enhanced MRI scans have been the gold standard in suspected cases of vestibular schwannoma and multiple sclerosis (MS), but given the growing evidence of deposits left in the brain, debate has ensued about how to image wisely. Is it always necessary to use gadolinium contrast agents? Regarding vestibular schwannoma and MS, today's Pros and Cons Session will explore this question.  Discuss