Standardized accreditation is key for prostate MRI
March 3, 2019 -- Quality in imaging is never guaranteed -- that is why working toward European-wide accreditation for prostate MRI is the way forward, expert speakers explained at this morning's ECR Master Class. Benchmarking quality in acquisition and reporting must be set within clear clinical pathways, and it is a vital part of the accreditation process.  Discuss
DTI-MRI shows drinking affects young men and women differently
March 2, 2019 -- VIENNA - Using diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI), researchers found changes in frontal white-matter integrity in the brains of men who consumed excessive amounts of alcohol in their early teens, according to a study presented on Saturday at ECR 2019.  Discuss
Imaging analytics platform optimizes MRI operations
March 2, 2019 -- VIENNA - The combination of an imaging analytics platform and lean management concepts can deliver substantial improvements in MRI department operational efficiency without affecting the quality of care, researchers reported at ECR 2019.  Discuss
Deep-learning MRI algorithm aids in neurological diagnoses
March 2, 2019 -- VIENNA - A newly developed deep-learning algorithm has shown promising results in the automated diagnosis of several neurological diseases based on routine MRI scans, according to a study presented at ECR 2019.  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
Sports imaging: Look beyond 'dark box' and collaborate for success
March 2, 2019 -- To make real progress in sports imaging, radiologists must look beyond the "dark box" and collaborate with referring doctors, attend multidisciplinary meetings at the hospital, discuss cases with clinical colleagues, and get feedback on the radiology report and direct correlation with arthroscopic findings, according to Dr. Claudia Weidekamm from the Medical University of Vienna.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2019: Alexander Radbruch on gadolinium debate
March 1, 2019 -- VIENNA - The safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI continues to generate much controversy and discussion. As both a radiologist and a lawyer, Dr. Alexander Radbruch, JD, is well-placed to comment on the most significant recent developments in gadolinium retention in the brain, how best to use these agents, and how radiologists and manufacturers can help to avoid being sued.  Discuss
GE focuses on artificial intelligence at ECR 2019
March 1, 2019 -- VIENNA - New advances in artificial intelligence (AI) -- including a partnership with the European Society of Radiology to highlight AI applications in radiology this week -- are among the highlights in the booth of GE Healthcare at ECR 2019.  Discuss
Caution urged for breast MRI evaluation of lymph nodes
February 28, 2019 -- VIENNA - How well can MRI diagnose axillary lymph node metastases in patients with breast cancer? Radiologists need to interpret those results with caution in patients who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to a study presented on Thursday at ECR 2019.  Discuss
New MRI products target productivity and better outcomes
February 28, 2019 -- Clinical MRI was introduced more than 40 years ago, but the modality continues to evolve with sharper image quality, less time-consuming scans, and expanding value for a variety of applications. The emphasis is on improving diagnoses, patient outcomes, and comfort, while simultaneously providing greater productivity for imaging facilities.  Discuss