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
Incisive CT scanner paces Philips products at ECR
March 1, 2019 -- VIENNA - A multislice CT scanner called Incisive is among the new product launches being featured in the booth of Philips Healthcare at ECR 2019. The company is also promoting other recent product launches, including a new ultrasound scanner, mobile C-arm, and advanced visualization software.  Discuss
Siemens launches Artis icono angiography family at ECR
February 28, 2019 -- Siemens Healthineers is taking advantage of ECR 2019 this week to launch Artis icono, a new family of interventional angiography systems. The new product line is intended to support both radiology and cardiology interventional procedures using a novel detector positioning design.  Discuss
Digital x-ray vendors focus on workflow and efficiency
February 27, 2019 -- As medical imaging's bread-and-butter modality, digital radiography (DR) is all about efficiency. At this week's ECR 2019 technical exhibition, DR vendors are highlighting how their new technologies can help radiology departments work more efficiently and deliver better patient care at a lower cost.  Discuss
ESR-CIRSE survey analyzes interventional radiology
February 18, 2019 -- A joint survey performed by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) has produced a number of revelations regarding the health of interventional radiology in Europe. Researchers have made several recommendations to address personnel shortages in the discipline.  Discuss
Dual detector combines nuclear and fluoroscopic imaging
February 15, 2019 -- Dutch researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of using a flat-panel x-ray detector combined with a gamma camera to allow simultaneous acquisition of fluoroscopic and nuclear images. The instrument could provide clinicians with anatomical information not currently available using nuclear imaging alone.  Discuss
6 trends to watch at ECR 2019
February 6, 2019 -- With just three weeks to go, the global radiology community is readying itself for ECR 2019 in Vienna, the 25th anniversary of the congress. In keeping with this year's aquatic theme of "the bigger picture," our market columnist Stephen Holloway has selected six of the hottest topics in the broader medical imaging arena today.  Discuss
AI can assist in triaging abnormal chest x-rays
January 23, 2019 -- A study with nearly 500,000 patients seen at a top London hospital over 10 years has shown that artificial intelligence (AI) can accurately identify chest x-rays containing abnormal findings, enabling automated triage of these exams and getting them seen more quickly by radiologists. The findings were published online on 22 January in Radiology.  Discuss
Golf, gardening, and gadding about
January 21, 2019 -- What do radiologists do when they retire? Dr. Paul Dubbins, who played the grumpy old man in Vienna in the classic ECR video sketch, describes how he spends his time now that he's left full-time employment. He's keeping well clear of cruise ships, golf courses, and large gardens and has no plans to report chest x-rays.  Discuss
RCR: Checklists can save lives and careers
January 18, 2019 -- "The best radiologist I ever met was also the one with the saddest career-ending story," noted Dr. Tony Nicholson from Leeds, U.K. "Experienced in hundreds of biopsies, he got the wrong side one day. He was busy and distracted," he said. The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) thinks safety checklists can help avoid situations like this.  Discuss