Web tools help determine radiation risk from CT in pregnancy
March 1, 2018 -- As demand for imaging and the use of CT in the emergency department grow, the probability of both planned exposures in pregnancy and inadvertent exposures also is increasing. Is it likely that both scenarios will be encountered by most imaging departments several times a year, so radiologists must be prepared for this, delegates will hear at today's Special Focus Session on CT in pregnant patients.  Discuss
Top 3 tips for achieving success in breast imaging
March 1, 2018 -- Breast imaging can be a tricky business. Luckily for ECR 2018 delegates, a slew of experts have provided their top three tips for imaging. You can expect to learn about digital breast tomosynthesis, automated breast ultrasound, and more at today's Special Focus Session.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Elisabetta Giannotti on mammography's future
February 28, 2018 -- VIENNA - It's an exciting time for breast imaging, and contrast mammography, tomosynthesis, and 3D contrast mammography are showing particular promise right now. What lies ahead for mammography? Is it finally time to ditch analog, 2D systems? And where will we be in another 10 years? Dr. Elisabetta Giannotti from Nottingham, U.K., discusses the future of mammography.  Discuss
DBT catches 50% more breast cancers than standard mammo
February 28, 2018 -- VIENNA - A large study out of Norway presented at ECR 2018 demonstrated that the rate of screen-detected breast cancer was about 50% higher for women screened with synthesized 2D mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) compared with digital mammography alone.  Discuss
Breast MRI technique helps cancer detection without contrast
February 23, 2018 -- German researchers have developed a novel breast MRI technique that greatly reduces false-positive findings and increases the detection of breast cancer -- without the need for a gadolinium-based contrast agent, according to a study published online February 20 in Radiology.  Discuss
DBT + mammography boosts cancer detection in Norway
February 20, 2018 -- Using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) detects more cancers and has improved specificity compared with FFDM alone, according to a large study from Norway by Dr. Per Skaane and colleagues and published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.  Discuss
Clinical audits promise productivity gains in Russia
February 20, 2018 -- A radiology audit service in Moscow that already assesses 150 CT, MRI, and mammography systems across 64 outpatient departments is gearing up for further expansion. Unified Radiological Information Service is expected to reduce costs for radiology departments.  Discuss
Study: Over 30% of breast cancers missed on breast MRI
February 16, 2018 -- Almost one-third of breast cancers detected in a high-risk screening program using breast MRI were already visible at the last negative MRI scan, Dutch researchers have reported. The results apply to both screen-detected and interval cancers, they added.  Discuss
Breast screening uptake drops to new low in England
February 5, 2018 -- The proportion of women in England between the ages of 50 and 70 taking up breast screening has fallen to the lowest level in 10 years, according to a new report. The emphasis on the pros and the cons of screening is thought to be behind the drop, but one expert says it's the media's fault.  Discuss
Is the mammography debate an example of 'fake science'?
February 5, 2018 -- In today's world of "fake news" and "alternative facts," is the debate over mammography screening one of "fake science"? It might be, according to a paper published recently in BMC Medical Ethics from a Norwegian researcher who claims to show how breast screening researchers fit facts to suit their beliefs.  Discuss