Video from ECR 2015: Dr. Nicola Strickland on radiology's future March 4, 2015 -- VIENNA - How can radiologists make themselves future-proof and indispensable? Dr. Nicola Strickland, consultant radiologist at London's Hammersmith Hospital, provides some answers in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.
Video from ECR 2015: Dr. Jim Reekers on subspecialization March 4, 2015 -- VIENNA - Should radiologists be subspecialists or generalists? Dr. Jim Reekers, professor of interventional radiology at the University of Amsterdam, shares his views and experiences in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.
Decision support in Europe moves ahead with iGuide launch March 4, 2015 -- VIENNA - The concept of European-wide clinical decision support for radiology took another step forward at this week's ECR meeting with the official launch of ESR iGuide, a collaboration between the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and U.S. software developer National Decision Support Company.
US-guided core biopsy best for salivary gland tumors March 4, 2015 -- VIENNA - Ultrasound-guided core-needle biopsy significantly outperforms ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy for diagnosing salivary gland tumors, according to a presentation on Wednesday at ECR 2015.
How 'normal' can revolutionize imaging March 4, 2015 -- VIENNA - So often "normal" is looked down upon; it's the extraordinary, the outliers, the special cases that get all the attention. However, normal studies can revolutionize the way images are seen, according to a speaker at the ECR 2015 opening press conference.
Hybrid techniques make giant strides in clinical practice March 4, 2015 -- As hybrid imaging gains more ground in cardiology, neurology, and oncology, the debate over PET/MRI's current and potential role in routine practice still rages. The central question remains: Is it an expensive new toy with no clinical applications on the horizon, or is it a truly revolutionary technique?
Does ECR increase patient survival rate? March 4, 2015 -- Spring is in the air -- the conference season has arrived. Major conferences are a win-win situation for both patients and doctors, the Maverinck writes in his latest column. The doctors get some days off, and the patients survive.
The good, the bad, and the ugly about breast ultrasound March 4, 2015 -- When it comes to screening women for breast cancer, those with dense breasts or tissue abnormalities tend to be the most troublesome, but breast ultrasound has proved, and continues to prove, its utility for these women, say leading researchers.
Many women still unaware of breast density as cancer risk factor March 3, 2015 -- Nearly half of women who are eligible for mammography screening have never heard of breast density, and approximately half are unaware of breast density's effect on cancer detection and risk, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Practice of Ultrasound: Part 21 -- Situs inversus March 3, 2015 -- In the next installment of his series on the practice of ultrasound, Dr. Jason Birnholz discusses using sonography to identify situs inversus, a congenital condition in which a patient's organs are reversed. Although it is rare, ultrasound professionals should be prepared to identify the condition.
Surf's up at Yale-New Haven's pediatric MRI suite March 2, 2015 -- Winter in New England never looked so good as it does inside Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital's new pediatric MRI suite, during these cold, snowy days. The facility began imaging children in January in the new beach-themed "Scan-Castle," featuring a seascape painted on the wall and blue waves on the tiled floor.
SIR: 3D printer fashions tools for interventional radiology March 2, 2015 -- At this week's Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) meeting in Atlanta, physicians from Louisiana will discuss their use of 3D printing to construct drug-delivery tools to fight infection and even cancer in the interventional radiology suite.
Siemens readies new handheld ultrasound unit for ECR March 2, 2015 -- Handheld ultrasound systems represent a rapidly growing segment of the ultrasound market, and prospective purchasers will soon have an additional entrant to consider. Siemens Healthcare will unveil Acuson P500, a new handheld ultrasound platform, at this week's European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna.
PACS firms unite as Merge buys DR Systems February 27, 2015 -- One of the oldest names in imaging informatics is going by the wayside as PACS firm DR Systems has been acquired by Merge Healthcare. While the DR Systems name will be retired as part of the deal, founder and CEO Dr. Murray Reicher has been named chief medical officer of Merge.