Pediatric patients use app to prep for MRI scan
March 2, 2018 -- VIENNA - The prospect of undergoing an MRI scan can trigger anxiety in any patient -- and arguably even more so in a child. To alleviate this and reduce anesthesia use, Danish radiologists helped develop an app that educates children about their pending experience, according to a study presented on Thursday at ECR 2018.  Discuss
Deep learning can detect intracranial calcifications on CT
March 2, 2018 -- VIENNA - A deep-learning algorithm can accurately detect and measure the volume of intracranial calcifications, potentially facilitating research that could lead to new treatments for intracranial atherosclerosis, according to findings presented on Thursday at ECR 2018.  Discuss
MSK radiology referrals vary by provider specialty
March 2, 2018 -- Referral patterns to radiologists for musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging exams vary widely by provider specialty, which suggests there may be ways radiologists can guide education and outreach to their referring physician peers, according to a study published online February 28 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Canon launches new 1.5-tesla MRI, US unit at ECR
March 1, 2018 -- VIENNA - Canon Medical Systems is making its first appearance at ECR 2018 under a unified banner since Canon took over Toshiba Medical Systems. The firm has a full slate of product launches, including Vantage Orian, a new 1.5-tesla MRI scanner.  Discuss
Study finds Oslo women skip breast screening
March 1, 2018 -- VIENNA - Low breast cancer screening attendance rates plague capital cities and metropolitan areas. Researchers often cite high immigrant populations as the cause of this trend, but how accurate is that? A new study presented on Thursday at ECR 2018 reveals the truth behind the claim.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Wiro Niessen on how AI can help you
March 1, 2018 -- VIENNA - Don't feel threatened by artificial intelligence (AI). That's the view of Wiro Niessen, PhD, of the Netherlands. In the first of today's three video interviews about AI, he introduces the topic and explains how it promises to transform the working lives of everybody involved in medical imaging.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Sergey Morozov on tapping AI's potential
March 1, 2018 -- VIENNA - There's a lot of talk and fuss at the moment about artificial intelligence (AI), but how can it really boost efficiency and improve workflow, and how can you realize the full potential of the emerging technology? Dr. Sergey Morozov, PhD, of Moscow provides some answers in part two of our special focus on AI.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Erik Ranschaert on a clinical view of AI
March 1, 2018 -- VIENNA - Artificial intelligence (AI) is about much more than just data analysis, says Dr. Erik Ranschaert, vice president of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics. He gives a clinical perspective on AI and explains how exactly the technology can transform the working lives of radiologists.  Discuss
New Siemens ECR 2018 products include Juniper ultrasound scanner
March 1, 2018 -- Siemens Healthineers is showcasing new product launches at ECR 2018, including Acuson Juniper, a premium shared-services ultrasound scanner developed after an extensive customer survey effort.  Discuss
Should radiologists give imaging results to patients?
March 1, 2018 -- VIENNA - Should radiologists provide imaging results directly to patients? It may be a good idea, as patients who receive their results from radiologists are more likely to want to return to that radiology group for future imaging studies, according to research presented on Wednesday at ECR 2018.  Discuss
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