CT system developers utilize AI to boost patient care
March 2, 2019 -- Disease detection with CT has benefited greatly from advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) software during the past year. To make the case at the ECR 2019 technical exhibition, many vendors are dedicating their CT booth presentations to the integration of AI into the modality. The rewards for patient care are visible for all delegates to see during this week's congress.  Discuss
Incisive CT scanner paces Philips products at ECR
March 1, 2019 -- VIENNA - A multislice CT scanner called Incisive is among the new product launches being featured in the booth of Philips Healthcare at ECR 2019. The company is also promoting other recent product launches, including a new ultrasound scanner, mobile C-arm, and advanced visualization software.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2019: Mathias Prokop on lung cancer screening
February 28, 2019 -- VIENNA - What are the essential aspects to consider when starting a lung cancer screening program using low-dose CT? And why are quality assurance and standardization such important areas? Dr. Mathias Prokop, PhD, from Nijmegen, the Netherlands, provides some answers and also gives some general advice to aspiring researchers.  Discuss
Dose monitoring optimizes whole-body CT in Italy
February 28, 2019 -- By monitoring CT dose and adjusting protocols at their institution, researchers from Italy were able to identify the optimal parameters for reducing cancer patients' exposure to radiation from whole-body CT exams, without lowering image quality. They presented their findings on Wednesday at ECR 2019 in Vienna.  Discuss
AI enables real-time patient dose estimates on CT exams
February 27, 2019 -- VIENNA - An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can provide real-time, patient-specific radiation dose estimates on single- or dual-source CT studies at an accuracy approaching the level of Monte Carlo simulations, according to a presentation on Wednesday at ECR 2019.  Discuss
U.S. cancer sites boast high access to CT lung screening
February 27, 2019 -- More than 70% of U.S. cancer centers offer onsite CT lung cancer screening, but this high availability drops off substantially for sites serving racial minorities and rural residents in Puerto Rico, according to an article published online February 25 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Vienna team secures top ECR prize for chest CT work
February 27, 2019 -- VIENNA - Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna have received a prestigious award for their ECR 2019 e-poster presentation about how to simplify the differential diagnosis of diffuse ground-glass opacifications using CT.  Discuss
24/7 availability of radiologists speeds up emergency CT
February 25, 2019 -- Providing around-the-clock radiologist coverage significantly boosted the efficiency of emergency patient care, including reducing head CT turnaround times by more than tenfold, according to a series of presentations at the upcoming Canadian Association of Radiologists 2019 meeting in Montreal.  Discuss
Could self-rated health improve CT CAC scoring?
February 19, 2019 -- Combining self-rated health assessments with CT coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring enhanced the test's ability to predict a person's risk of adverse cardiac events -- almost matching the accuracy of traditional risk estimation, according to an article published online February 15 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
TexLab AI algorithm predicts ovarian cancer survival
February 15, 2019 -- By analyzing tumor characteristics such as structure, shape, and size, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called TexLab 2.0 is able to predict which patients with ovarian cancer have the best prognosis. The prediction can then be used to direct patient therapy, according to an article published online February 15 in Nature Communications.  Discuss