Danger of 'gadolinium phobia' looms in Europe
March 4, 2016 -- VIENNA - There's a serious risk of a phobia developing over the use of gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents, following the recent publication of a stinging attack on these agents in a German newspaper, ECR 2016 delegates were told at Friday's highly charged special focus session on brain hypersignals after repeated gadolinium administrations.  Discuss
Philips highlights data analytics at ECR 2016
March 4, 2016 -- VIENNA - Philips Healthcare is highlighting its expanding prowess in data analytics at ECR 2016 this week, as well as additional upgrades and enhancements across its product portfolio.  Discuss
New angio x-ray unit paces Toshiba's ECR 2016 product launches
March 4, 2016 -- VIENNA - Toshiba Medical Systems is taking advantage of this week's ECR 2016 to launch Infinix-i Rite Edition, a new interventional x-ray system that features a dual C-arm design for faster and more efficient operation and high-speed 3D studies.  Discuss
Follow 3 essential steps for effective cardiothoracic imaging
March 4, 2016 -- The cross-over in presentation between cardiac and pulmonary problems and their shared risk factors has led to growing demand for comprehensive cardiothoracic imaging for cardiopulmonary patients. There are three vital requirements for thorough and effective cardiothoracic imaging, according to Dr. Edwin van Beek, PhD.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2016: Dr. Christiane Kuhl on breast MRI
March 3, 2016 -- VIENNA - MRI has a central role to play in the future of breast screening, but a concerted effort is needed to resolve the remaining challenges, according to Dr. Christiane Kuhl. In an interview at ECR 2016 on Breast Care Day (Wednesday), she explains why she remains a passionate supporter of breast MRI.  Discuss
CT drives new Siemens product launch at ECR 2016
March 3, 2016 -- VIENNA - A new high-end offering in its dual-source CT product line -- called Somatom Drive -- is the focus of Siemens Healthcare at this week's ECR 2016 meeting.  Discuss
Short is just as sweet for breast MRI protocol
March 3, 2016 -- VIENNA - An abbreviated breast MRI protocol, approximately 4 minutes, has comparable diagnostic performance with the full-breast MRI protocol and could be considered useful for dense-breast analysis in high-risk patients, according to a presentation at ECR 2016.  Discuss
MR fingerprinting turns radiologists into detectives
March 3, 2016 -- Early tests on brain cancer patients show significant promise for the use of MR fingerprinting to produce previously unattainable quantitative information in a short time, according to Dr. Siegfried Trattnig of the Medical University of Vienna, where new research on 10 volunteers has been carried out since ECR 2015.  Discuss
Diffusion-weighted imaging breaks new ground in abdomen
March 3, 2016 -- Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is no longer a research tool, and radiologists should know how it works and the right way to analyze images in clinical settings. That's the view of speakers at today's session on abdominal DWI, which aims to evaluate the technical difficulties and clinical relevance of both qualitative and quantitative DWI approaches in clinical practice.  Discuss
Incidental findings: When in doubt, point them out -- or not
March 2, 2016 -- Incidental findings are on the rise around the world. Only about 1% of these findings are harmful to the patient, but still, in 1% of patients they're a problem, so what's a radiologist to do about them?  Discuss