Augmented reality may help guide facet joint injections
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - Augmented reality technology could potentially be used to guide injections of the lumbar facet joint, saving time and avoiding radiation dose exposure for radiologists, according to research presented on Saturday at ECR 2018.  Discuss
New Logiq E10 ultrasound scanner paces GE ECR launches
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - A flagship ultrasound scanner optimized for the coming age of artificial intelligence, as well as a CT scanner designed to simplify dual-energy scanning, are among the new product introductions in the booth of GE Healthcare at ECR.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Thomas Beyer on hybrid imaging
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - The successful clinical implementation of hybrid imaging in Europe still appears to be a long way off. Major challenges remain, particularly in terms of training and education and also the availability of equipment. Thomas Beyer, PhD, MBA, professor of physics of medical imaging at the Medical University of Vienna, speaks about an extensive new survey that sheds light on the issues to be resolved.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Marijana Basta Nikolic on training
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - The Invest in the Youth scheme of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) celebrates its 15th anniversary at ECR 2018. One of its success stories, Dr. Marijana Basta Nikolic, a radiologist from Novi Sad, Serbia, explains what the project did for her. A former vice chair of the ESR's Radiology Trainees' Forum, she advises young radiologists about how to build their careers.  Discuss
Leave no invasive breast cancer behind by using MRI
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - Mammography and ultrasound underestimate 30% of disease in patients with invasive ductal carcinoma, according to research from Israel presented at ECR 2018. MRI overestimates the extent of disease, but at least no cancer is left behind.  Discuss
Extremity PET/CT scans unnecessary for melanoma patients
March 2, 2018 -- VIENNA - To save time and spare melanoma patients from additional radiation exposure, researchers are recommending that clinicians bypass imaging upper and lower extremities in whole-body FDG-PET/CT scans. The findings were presented on Thursday at ECR 2018.  Discuss
AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans
March 2, 2018 -- VIENNA - Artificial intelligence (AI) offers value in characterizing nodules on CT lung cancer screening exams, possibly reducing the number of benign cases that are unnecessarily worked or followed up, according to a pair of Thursday presentations at ECR 2018.  Discuss
Philips signs deal with Hologic for mammography
March 2, 2018 -- VIENNA - Philips Healthcare has signed a deal with women's imaging firm Hologic concerning the distribution and sale of mammography equipment. The deal helps Philips shore up one of the weaker areas of its product lineup, while giving Hologic a relationship with a multimodality vendor.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Alexander Radbruch on gadolinium retention
March 2, 2018 -- VIENNA - The debate over the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI shows no sign of going away, and U.S.-style lawsuits filed against radiologists and vendors in Europe is now a distinct possibility. Dr. Alexander Radbruch, JD, from Germany is both a lawyer and a radiologist, and he presents his views and ideas on this controversial topic.  Discuss
Does colonoscopy top CTC for cancer screening?
March 2, 2018 -- Is colonoscopy or CT colonography (CTC) more cost-effective when screening for colorectal cancer? Dutch researchers get to the bottom of this question in a study published online February 27 in Radiology.  Discuss
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