ECR 2017 News
RADIOLOGY NEWS
Artifact reduction algorithm boosts utility of 4D CT
February 27, 2017 -- Four-dimensional CT images can improve radiation therapy planning in the upper thorax and abdomen, but motion artifacts often make the images nondiagnostic. New algorithms that provide deformable registration and respiratory motion simulation clear up the picture.
Can ultrasound diagnose nonperforated appendicitis?
February 24, 2017 -- Ultrasound may be highly accurate for diagnosing pediatric appendicitis, but how does it perform for differentiating between perforated and nonperforated cases? Not very well, and that can pose a challenge when considering treatment options, according to research published in the March issue of Radiology.
Cardiac implants may be safer in MRI than thought
February 23, 2017 -- A new study published February 23 in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that implantable cardiac devices may be safer in the MRI environment than previously thought. In more than 1,000 patients who received nonthoracic scans, researchers found no device or lead failures, even with devices that were not certified for use with MR imaging.
Mammography guidelines don't change screening intervals
February 23, 2017 -- When it comes to how often a woman undergoes mammography screening, her own choice and her doctor's advice have more influence than official guidelines, according to a study published online in the Journal of Women's Health.
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 28: Kidney stones
February 23, 2017 -- The radiology and emergency departments have a symbiotic -- but occasionally contentious -- relationship. Andy and Dr. Roth try to figure out how to deal with a particularly difficult ED physician in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.
Philips launches new Azurion interventional platform
February 22, 2017 -- In what the company is calling its most significant new product launch in years, Philips Healthcare on Wednesday debuted Azurion, a new platform for image-guided therapy. The platform includes hardware and software improvements designed to enable clinicians to more efficiently perform complex interventional procedures.
Testosterone treatment raises levels of heart plaque
February 22, 2017 -- A new study using coronary CT angiography reveals that testosterone treatments may increase the risk of heart disease by raising the volume of arterial plaque by 20% among men 65 years and older. More research is needed to assess actual risk, according to a February 21 paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Study gives thumbs-up to synthesized 2D DBT screening
February 21, 2017 -- A new study published February 21 in Radiology should put to rest any fears about the suitability of synthesized 2D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast screening. Researchers who used the technology to screen more than 16,000 women found it had lower recall rates with no compromise in cancer detection.
Screening breast MRI: Not just for high-risk women
February 21, 2017 -- Screening breast MRI boosts early diagnosis of cancer in all women, not just those at high risk, according to a new study from Germany published online this week in Radiology. So why isn't the modality being used more frequently?
Are low-yield imaging studies ever worth performing?
February 20, 2017 -- At institutions that have clinical decision support for radiology orders, not many imaging studies deemed to have low appropriateness are performed. Sometimes these exams may be justifiable, however, according to research published online February 9 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
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February 27 - March 3
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Stoller: A Comprehensive Tutorial in Musculoskeletal Imaging
March 1-3
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European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2017
March 1-5
Vienna, Wien Austria
Advanced Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Ultrasound
March 2-3
St. Pete Beach, Florida United States