MRI tops ultrasound in predicting preterm births
March 15, 2016 -- By using MRI to evaluate pregnant women with a short cervix on ultrasound, obstetricians can better predict if the expectant mother will give birth prematurely, according to a new study published online March 15 in Radiology.  Discuss
Toshiba taps Canon as exclusive suitor for medical division
March 9, 2016 -- Canon appears to be the winner of the bidding war for Toshiba Medical Systems. Japanese industrial conglomerate Toshiba said on Wednesday that it has awarded Canon exclusive negotiation rights to buy its profitable medical division.  Discuss
fMRI uncovers benefits of video games for MS patients
March 9, 2016 -- Using functional MRI (fMRI), Italian researchers discovered that playing video games can bolster neural connections in the brains of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and improve some cognitive abilities. The study was published online in Radiology.  Discuss
Top 5 trends from ECR 2016 in Vienna
March 9, 2016 -- As the European radiological community draws a collective breath from ECR 2016, it's a perfect time to reflect on the meeting and identify the major trends affecting medical imaging. Here are five central themes that circulated the halls of the Austria Center Vienna at this year's congress.  Discuss
Functional MRI of the brain: ABC for beginners
March 8, 2016 -- Functional MRI can inspire new treatment and rehabilitation protocols based on the neuronal plasticity and redistribution of the cortical representation of a function, but to accurately describe the location of lesions in their reports, it's vital radiologists recognize anatomical landmarks, noted award-winning Spanish researchers at ECR 2016.  Discuss
GE's ECR launches include mammography, CT systems
March 5, 2016 -- VIENNA - A new digital mammography system, a new CT scanner in its Revolution line, and new cardiac MRI software are among the product highlights for GE Healthcare at this week's ECR 2016 meeting.  Discuss
Study: Let patients choose breath-hold technique for MRI
March 5, 2016 -- VIENNA - Patients gain important benefits when they are allowed to initiate their own breath-holds for MRI exams, and the exam quality doesn't suffer, according to research presented on Saturday at ECR 2016.  Discuss
Danger of 'gadolinium phobia' looms in Europe
March 4, 2016 -- VIENNA - There's a serious risk of a phobia developing over the use of gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents, following the recent publication of a stinging attack on these agents in a German newspaper, ECR 2016 delegates were told at Friday's highly charged special focus session on brain hypersignals after repeated gadolinium administrations.  Discuss
Philips highlights data analytics at ECR 2016
March 4, 2016 -- VIENNA - Philips Healthcare is highlighting its expanding prowess in data analytics at ECR 2016 this week, as well as additional upgrades and enhancements across its product portfolio.  Discuss
New angio x-ray unit paces Toshiba's ECR 2016 product launches
March 4, 2016 -- VIENNA - Toshiba Medical Systems is taking advantage of this week's ECR 2016 to launch Infinix-i Rite Edition, a new interventional x-ray system that features a dual C-arm design for faster and more efficient operation and high-speed 3D studies.  Discuss