ECR 2011 News
Reimbursement holds key to CT colonography's future
March 4, 2011 -- One of Europe's leading exponents of CT colonography has called for much greater harmonization and drastically improved funding for the reimbursement of this emerging procedure.
Uncertainty remains over MRI's clinical role in breast imaging
March 4, 2011 -- MRI can be of value for detecting cancer recurrence in the treated breast, but it continues to arouse controversy when it comes to other indications. Radiologists need to understand the indications for breast MRI and be aware of its advantages and limitations, especially in high-risk cases.
Radiologists and gastroenterologists increase their cooperation for improved efficiency
March 4, 2011 -- Multidisciplinary work is key to modern medicine, and the cooperation between radiology and gastroenterology in detecting colorectal cancer is one example. Technical refinements have notably improved its early diagnosis, and experts discussed how to further improve results during Friday's ESR Meets Gastroenterologists session.
BI-RADS 3 arouses controversy, poses management challenges
March 4, 2011 -- For breast lesions, BI-RADS 3 allows the possibility of a "wait and see" approach instead of immediate biopsy. Given the growing number of incidental benign findings during screening and clinical breast imaging, this can be a key benefit. But the category also poses management challenges.
Agfa highlights CR, DR offerings at ECR
March 4, 2011 -- Agfa HealthCare has launched a new family of entry-level computed radiography devices at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna.
OR Technology debuts dicomPACS DX-R 2.0
March 4, 2011 -- German image processing and PACS firm OR Technology has launched a new version of its dicomPACS DX-R x-ray acquisition software at this week's European Congress of Radiology in Vienna.
Consensus grows for switch from fluoroscopy to MRI in pelvic floor imaging
March 4, 2011 -- After years of using conventional fluoroscopic evacuation proctography, radiologists at London's University College Hospital have switched entirely to MR proctography for imaging the pelvic floor. The clinical rational behind the change was the focus of a European Congress of Radiology session Friday.
PET/MR takes center stage at ECR 2011 technical exhibition in anticipation of European launch
March 4, 2011 -- When the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2011 technical exhibition opened this morning, a host of innovations awaited attendees. Arguably the biggest highlight is the first PET/MR system ever displayed at the Austria Center, and it's certain to attract massive attention and interest over the next four days.
BK Medical launches US unit at ECR
March 4, 2011 -- Analogic subsidiary BK Medical has debuted a new ultrasound system at this year's European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna.
Molecular imaging is advancing, but still faces hurdles
March 3, 2011 -- VIENNA - Molecular imaging has become more reality than dream, but several obstacles remain before its potential in personalized medicine can be fully realized, according to a presentation Thursday at the European Congress of Radiology.