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
Neural networks read mammograms as well as radiologists
March 3, 2017 -- VIENNA - Deep artificial neural networks can read mammograms as well as radiologists, according to research from Switzerland presented at ECR 2017 on Thursday. Neural networks can also be trained with a relatively small amount of data, the group found.  Discuss
Don't forget color when calibrating imaging displays
March 3, 2017 -- VIENNA - While there still isn't a formal standard for ensuring consistent visualization of the type of color used in many imaging modalities, there are steps that can be taken now to calibrate and perform quality assurance for these displays, according to a presentation at ECR 2017.  Discuss
Can radiology ever be more like widget manufacturing?
March 1, 2017 -- Radiologists could adopt the systematic quality control methods of the manufacturing industry, above and beyond the use of structured reporting. That's the belief of Dr. Christoph Wald, chairman of radiology at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and professor of radiology at Tufts University Medical School in Boston.  Discuss
Spanish group seeks to integrate CAD, PACS
February 23, 2017 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) software and PACS software may not always be integrated in the most user-friendly fashion. A Spanish research group hopes to change that with a new software platform that will make it easier for all hospitals in the region of Galicia to expand their use of CAD.  Discuss
Radiology learns the lessons of Ebola crisis
February 8, 2017 -- Researchers from a top London teaching hospital with extensive experience of infectious diseases share their knowledge of performing imaging examinations on patients with the Ebola virus and give practical recommendations on how to minimize problems in future epidemics.  Discuss
Machine learning in radiology targets efficiency
February 6, 2017 -- While artificial intelligence is unlikely to replace radiologists any time soon, a new breed of software applications based on machine learning is poised to take on many of their tedious, repetitive, and time-consuming tasks -- improving productivity and freeing up more time.  Discuss
Hard Brexit signals rocky road for radiology
January 25, 2017 -- The U.K. looks set to leave the European Union single market and opt for a so-called hard Brexit. In his new column, Stephen Holloway discusses the implications for medical imaging and healthcare IT, focusing on the U.K. National Health Service, regulatory aspects, and the market impact.  Discuss
Artificial intelligence, bioprinting dominate agenda in Essen
January 20, 2017 -- Will radiology become obsolete in the age of artificial intelligence? And what impact will bioprinting have on medical imaging? Dr. Michael Forsting from Essen, Germany, provides some answers in this interview.  Discuss