ECR 2015 News
How to teach radiology trainees, junior docs, med students
March 20, 2015 -- Teaching radiology is a challenging task, says Oxford professor Dr. Stephen Golding, who has decades of experience. He discusses topics such as how to keep students awake, how to avoid "death by PowerPoint," and the irreplaceable value of human interaction.  Discuss
More T, doctor? No thanks
March 12, 2015 -- As the European market recovers from economic turmoil, cost is an ever important factor in MRI purchasing decisions, and advanced 1.5-tesla systems are likely to account for a far higher proportion of unit shipments compared with 3-tesla systems over the next five years.  Discuss
Enterprise IT to enable new generation of systems
March 12, 2015 -- With the rapid spread of IT systems, control of radiology IT is increasingly being dictated by hospital IT departments and executive leadership, but new enterprise healthcare IT also offers the opportunity for radiologists to regain control through "modularization" of departmental IT applications, says industry analyst Stephen Holloway.  Discuss
Interview with new ESR president: Dr. Lluís Donoso Bach
March 11, 2015 -- The incoming European Society of Radiology (ESR) president, Dr. Lluís Donoso Bach, PhD, from Barcelona, Spain, discusses his priorities for the year ahead, the threats facing radiology, and e-health, as well as the other issues on the society's agenda.  Discuss
How to get work-life balance right -- and not just for women
March 10, 2015 -- Do you want to have a great job without abandoning thoughts of enjoyable hobbies and spending time with family? Dr. Birgit Ertl-Wagner, a neuroradiology professor and section chief of MRI at the University of Munich, Germany, offers some practical tips on achieving work-life balance.  Discuss
One-fifth of middle-aged athletes risk a heart attack
March 9, 2015 -- VIENNA - A new study presented at ECR 2015 reveals that 19% of middle-aged athletes are at risk of coronary events -- confirming the serious risks to asymptomatic individuals suggested in earlier U.S. studies looking at sudden cardiac death.  Discuss
Italian radiologists hold favorable view of teleradiology
March 8, 2015 -- VIENNA - Although they often have concerns about its potential impact on their practice, Italian radiologists still typically have a positive view of teleradiology and believe it has a bright future, according to a presentation on Sunday at ECR 2015.  Discuss
Hybrid imaging to heighten delegates' interest at ECR 2016
March 8, 2015 -- ECR 2016 Congress President Dr. Katrine Åhlström Riklund, PhD, deputy head of the department of radiation sciences and director of the medical school at Umeå University in Sweden, discusses hybrid imaging and what's in store for next year's congress.  Discuss
Heavy investments enable Turkey to shine
March 8, 2015 -- Turkey is now leading the way in several areas of radiology. In Sunday's host session, "Turkey welcomes ECR," key figures from the country's community of radiologists provided delegates with a snapshot of their work, notably functional brain MRI, percutaneous treatment of liver hydatid cysts, and advanced hepatopancreaticobiliary imaging.  Discuss
Radiation dose and CT: What really are the essentials?
March 8, 2015 -- Patient dose estimates represent a dilemma. Although there has been a significant amount of research regarding patient dose assessment, international consensus has not yet been reached and further improvements are needed, according to an ECR 2015 presentation on Sunday by Dr. Willi Kalender, PhD.  Discuss