Nuclear medicine patient survey finds mixed results
March 12, 2014 -- Researchers from Egypt studied patient satisfaction at a nuclear medicine department and found that while the patients were satisfied with the department's infrastructure, they didn't like wait times and how they were informed of their procedures. Changes have already been made in response to the survey.
New BI-RADS uncouples assessment and management
March 11, 2014 -- VIENNA - The fifth edition of the BI-RADS atlas has been released, and while there have been several changes, perhaps the most important is the uncoupling of assessment category and management recommendation, according to presenters at an ECR 2014 session on Sunday afternoon.
Population-based whole-body MRI finds serious disease
March 10, 2014 -- VIENNA - Whole-body MRI screening is safe and accurate for detecting serious pathology in the asymptomatic general population -- especially in patients older than 50, according to a study presented on Sunday at ECR 2014. A few findings were more prevalent than expected in individuals younger than 50.
Case report: Interventional retrieval of portacath fragment
March 10, 2014 -- Portacaths are commonly indicated for long-term administration of parenteral medications. This case report details the successful interventional retrieval of a fractured portacath fragment with cardiac migration. This is rather an unusual complication that, at times, can be life-threatening.
Eurasian Radiology Initiative makes continued progress
March 10, 2014 -- VIENNA - The second official meeting of the Eurasian Radiology Initiative took place on Sunday at ECR 2014. The goal of the project is to establish a multinational radiological association in a geographical area with great potential to exchange experience and knowledge, but which still lacks a regional society.
Multimodality vendors launch scanners at ECR 2014
March 9, 2014 -- VIENNA - In the past, ECR languished in the shadow of Chicago's RSNA show when it came to new product introductions. But ECR is slowly coming into its own, as indicated by new product launches from the major multimodality companies at this week's congress.
Specific training needed to build radiology expertise
March 8, 2014 -- VIENNA - What do expert radiologists know that less experienced radiologists don't? How to search through images and what to look for, Irish researchers reported during a presentation on Saturday at ECR 2014.
Video from ECR 2014: Dr. Michael Fuchsjäger on jobs in the Middle East
March 8, 2014 -- VIENNA - Dr. Michael Fuchsjäger, from the Medical University of Graz in Austria, discusses the growing employment opportunities for Western radiologists in the Middle East at ECR 2014. He also shares his own experience of working and living with his family in the United Arab Emirates, and offers some advice for those considering working in the region.
New radiographers outperform older counterparts at breast positioning
March 7, 2014 -- VIENNA - Older does not connote wiser, at least in the case of breast radiographers. In a surprising study from the Netherlands presented on Thursday at ECR 2014, researchers found that new radiographers performed better than experienced ones in terms of breast positioning.