Video from ECR 2015: Dr. Anders Persson on forensic radiology March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - What makes a good forensic radiologist? Is CT or MRI winning the battle in postmortem imaging? Dr. Anders Persson, director of the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization in Linköping, Sweden, reveals all in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.
Lightning strikes for Toshiba at ECR 2015 March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - At this week's ECR 2015 meeting, Toshiba Medical Systems is rolling out Aquilion Lightning, a new CT scanner designed to bring improved performance to the entry-level segment. Other ECR launches include an ultrasound software upgrade platform, new MRI coils, and a rebranded radiation dose management program.
TI-RADS works best for classifying thyroid nodules on US March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - When it comes to characterizing thyroid nodules on ultrasound, the Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) classification method is the way to go, according to a Friday presentation at ECR 2015. In a comparison with a recently proposed alternative, TI-RADS performed similarly and was more user-friendly, Egyptian researchers reported.
GE launches products in MRI, ultrasound, HIT at ECR 2015 March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - GE Healthcare is highlighting a pair of new MRI scanners, Signa Creator and Signa Explorer, making their global launch at this week's ECR 2015 meeting. The company is also rolling out its new Logiq P9 ultrasound scanner, as well as Centricity xSite, a new healthcare IT platform designed to improve radiology reporting across multiple healthcare enterprises.
Screening sweet spot key for personalized medicine March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - "Personalized medicine" is quickly becoming overused, with many institutions even starting to rebrand themselves using the phrase. It's often associated with genomics, but that's a mistake; instead, radiologists should focus on hitting a screening sweet spot, according to a presentation at ECR 2015.
CAD boosts breast MRI sensitivity March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - Breast MRI already has high sensitivity, but can it be even higher? The answer is yes, if computer-aided detection (CAD) is thrown into the mix, according to a presentation at ECR 2015. In fact, the CAD system detected previously missed cancers nearly as well as it did screen-detected cancers.
CAD becomes a spell-check for small polyps March 6, 2015 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) can only enhance performance if used correctly, and it does not reduce the need for training, according to a presentation on Friday at ECR 2015 in Vienna. CAD for colonography has shown promise, but radiologists need to understand sensitivity and specificity issues, as well as when CAD should be deployed.
How best to avoid pitfalls in sports injuries to knee March 6, 2015 -- Take a closer look at the meniscus when imaging and avoid over- or undercalling common meniscus pathologies, according to Dr. Gustav Andreisek of Zurich. In particular, certain portions of the meniscus, such as the roots, are usually missed during reporting, he explained in a refresher course at ECR 2015 in Vienna.
Video from ECR 2015: Dr. Erik Ranschaert on mobile IT March 5, 2015 -- VIENNA - Don't reveal patient information in social media and take care when it comes to using tablets and other devices, warns Dr. Erik Ranschaert, a staff radiologist in the Netherlands, in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.
Video from ECR 2015: Dr. Norbert Hosten on German radiology March 5, 2015 -- VIENNA - This is a big week for Germany -- one of the three host nations and home of the ECR president, Dr. Bernd Hamm. In an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015, Dr. Norbert Hosten, president of the German Radiological Society, speaks about the hot issues facing the country's radiologists.
Tracking software tackles CT dose monitoring March 5, 2015 -- VIENNA - Dose tracking software can automatically monitor the radiation dose patients receive from their CT studies, yielding valuable data for quality assurance purposes and supporting the quest for dose optimization, according to a pair of presentations on Thursday at ECR 2015.
Nodule volumes overestimated on diameter measurements March 5, 2015 -- VIENNA - Agreement between diameter-based and semiautomated nodule volume measurements is poor and often overestimates nodule size from a volumetric perspective, according to results from a Dutch study presented at ECR 2015.
Italian men shun flexible sigmoidoscopy for CTC March 5, 2015 -- VIENNA - Whether it's fear of endoscopes or love of high technology, Italian men appear more willing to undergo CT colonography (CTC) than flexible sigmoidoscopy, according to the results of a late-breaking trial presented at ECR 2015.
Is radiology making use of social media? March 5, 2015 -- Social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter have revolutionized how people communicate with each other -- and how organizations reach consumers. So is radiology utilizing these tools as it seeks to reinvent itself from a volume-based field to a value-based one?
Advanced brain MRI provides insights into brain malformations March 5, 2015 -- When a child is born with a serious brain-related defect, understanding the cause and its impact at the earliest stages of life is of utmost importance. Advanced MRI techniques are yielding clinically exciting discoveries and valuable information.