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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.
Breast screening controversies set to generate fierce debate
March 5, 2015 -- Today's session on breast cancer screening has the potential to be the most controversial at ECR 2015, because it includes the perspectives of not only screening advocates but also dissenters. Specifically, researchers will debate hot topics such as the Canadian National Breast Screening Study, followed by a period of questions and answers.
ACR reboots annual meeting with focus on leadership
March 5, 2015 -- With the launch this spring of its "new and improved" annual meeting, the American College of Radiology (ACR) hopes to inspire its members to take on active leadership roles in their communities and practices. And leadership doesn't only mean serving as the chair of one's practice or board.
CT, MRI contribute to major shake-up in breast imaging
March 5, 2015 -- Rapid progress in both CT and MRI are being made in the field of breast imaging. Speakers at today's special focus session at ECR 2015 will provide an overview of what's possible with breast CT and unenhanced breast MRI.
Mobile devices support real-time ultrasound image streaming
March 4, 2015 -- Using a wireless system that can provide real-time image streaming in high definition, mobile devices such as tablet computers can be used for remote interpretation of complete ultrasound examinations, researchers from Evangelismos Hospital in Athens, Greece, recently reported.
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