ECR 2012 News
Rigorous investigation using MRI can prove crucial for endometriosis
March 5, 2012 -- VIENNA - Endometriosis substantially affects women's quality of life and can sometimes cause infertility. Radiologists involved in diagnostic workup for suspected endometriosis are strongly urged to make a checklist of areas needing investigation when presented with such cases.
Thales launches new DR detectors at ECR
March 5, 2012 -- VIENNA - Digital x-ray developer Thales Group has launched two new digital radiography (DR) flat-panel detectors at this week's European Congress of Radiology (ECR).
GE promotes ECR CT contrast media study
March 5, 2012 -- GE Healthcare is touting a French study in which an abdominal CT scanning protocol used less radiation dose and less contrast agent. Results were presented at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna.
TeraRecon shows updated iNtuition at ECR
March 5, 2012 -- Advanced visualization firm TeraRecon has released version 4.4.7 of its iNtuition enterprise image management software, with enhanced support for interoperability and quantitative imaging, at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna.
Riverain debuts new software at ECR
March 5, 2012 -- Computer-aided detection software developer Riverain Technologies debuted its ClearRead Compare temporal comparison software in Vienna at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR).
Diagnostic reference levels outdated in Irish Republic
March 4, 2012 -- VIENNA - Radiation dose is always a concern, and diagnostic reference levels are helpful in keeping dose in check; however, some places such as the Republic of Ireland are working with outdated guidelines that need to be updated, according to a presentation on Sunday at the European Congress of Radiology.
Whole-body MRI feasible for stage III melanoma follow-up
March 4, 2012 -- VIENNA - Except for in the lungs, whole-body MRI can perform comparably to CT or PET/CT for following up stage III melanoma patients, according to a presentation on Sunday at the European Congress of Radiology.
Low-dose MBIR beats ASIR recon in most image-quality categories
March 4, 2012 -- VIENNA - The new model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) technique handily outperformed adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR) in one of the first head-to-head series, researchers reported on Saturday at the European Congress of Radiology.
Switching to digital mammo increases recall rate, study finds
March 4, 2012 -- VIENNA - A low recall rate in combination with the introduction of digital mammography affects the balance between recall rate and detection rate, which can influence breast cancer care and the associated costs, according to a session at the European Congress of Radiology.
Atherosclerosis markers can unravel paradox of Churchill et al
March 4, 2012 -- VIENNA - Winston Churchill smoked heavily and was overweight, yet he lived to the age of 90. Others live healthily and die well before 60. Emerging techniques for diagnosing atherosclerosis promise to explain this apparent contradiction and make medicine more patient-specific.