Politics blocks widespread use of breast MRI for implantsMarch 7, 2012 -- VIENNA - In the region served by the Ribera public hospital, around 10,000 women have received defective Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) implants, a population that would quickly overwhelm the radiology service if MRI examinations were authorized, according to Dr. Julia Camps Herrero, head of radiology at the center in Alzira, Valencia, Spain.
Prepare for a shock: There's a new kid on the block in tumor ablationMarch 7, 2012 -- VIENNA - Ever thought of giving your patient an electric shock? The idea may sound like something out of a Frankenstein movie, but more interventional radiologists may soon be doing this if the initial promise of irreversible electroporation is supported by further research.
Teleradiology, mobile devices look certain to bring big changesMarch 6, 2012 -- VIENNA - Radiology and the role of radiologists will have to be redefined in light of the rapid and sustained growth of telemedicine and mobile applications. That was the central message of Sunday's special focus session, "Radiology on the road."
Iterative reconstruction cuts critical eye lens doseMarch 5, 2012 -- VIENNA - The use of iterative reconstruction significantly reduces radiation exposure to the eye lens in head CT exams, investigators from the Czech Republic reported on Monday at the 2012 European Congress of Radiology.
PET/MR performs well in assessing pulmonary massesMarch 5, 2012 -- VIENNA - PET/MR is a feasible technique that yields diagnostic image quality in evaluating lung masses, according to results presented at a Monday scientific session of the European Congress of Radiology.
Trial shows no NSF from gadolinium, even in dialysis patientsMarch 5, 2012 -- VIENNA - Even dialysis patients can safely undergo contrast-enhanced MRI without the risk of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) if a few safety guidelines are followed, according to the final results of the multicenter Pro-FINEST study presented on Sunday at the European Congress of Radiology.
Emergence of intraoperative imaging brings hospital-wide changesMarch 5, 2012 -- VIENNA - In addition to providing practical information about intraoperative imaging, this morning's refresher course will demonstrate how the adoption of digital image management by disciplines and departments outside of radiology for their own clinical purposes is gathering momentum.
DR exhibitors put renewed emphasis on portabilityMarch 5, 2012 -- VIENNA - More maneuverable mobile x-ray systems, low-cost and robust units designed for these challenging economic times, and an improved approach to mammography -- these are all clear aspects of the new digital radiography (DR) offerings on display in the European Congress of Radiology technical exhibition.
Goodman captivates ECR attendees with insight on venous thromboembolismMarch 5, 2012 -- VIENNA - It may seem hard to believe, but the first reference to venous thromboembolism was made between 600 and 900 B.C. in a Sanskrit text. This was one of many fascinating facts presented by Dr. Lawrence Goodman during Sunday's Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Honorary Lecture.