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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
Video from ECR 2016: Dr. Maximilian Reiser on plagiarism
March 5, 2016 -- VIENNA - The cheats are getting smarter, it seems, and this can pose serious problems for journal editors. As editor in chief of European Radiology, Dr. Maximilian Reiser has had to address this growing problem. In an interview at ECR 2016, he explains how the editorial team handles plagiarism and also reflects on the first 25 years of the journal.  Discuss
Use social media to give the people what they want
March 5, 2016 -- VIENNA - More than just a platform to share pictures of children and pets, social media can provide rich data that allow radiologists to tailor information in a targeted way, according to a presentation at ECR 2016. For instance, social media played a huge part in crafting an online hub to discuss mammography.  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
CEUS shines for indeterminate small renal masses
March 5, 2016 -- VIENNA - Thanks to its sensitivity for slight blood flow in tumors, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) can be very useful for characterizing hypovascular masses that were indeterminate on contrast-enhanced CT or MRI, Italian researchers reported on Thursday at ECR 2016.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2016: Mats Danielsson on CT dose
March 5, 2016 -- VIENNA - What's a medical physicist's take on CT dose reduction? To find out, we asked Mats Danielsson, PhD, professor and head of the research group in medical imaging at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. In an interview at ECR 2016, he also speaks about the Karolinska, following the recent case of alleged fraud.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2016: Dr. Erich Sorantin on pediatric dose
March 4, 2016 -- VIENNA - The "half-slice thickness" approach is a practical and cost-effective way to reduce CT dose, particularly for children, and it doesn't require additional hardware or staff. That’s the view of Dr. Erich Sorantin. In an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com at ECR 2016, he elaborates on how the technique works.  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
Bone suppression detects more lung nodules on chest x-rays
March 4, 2016 -- VIENNA - Bone suppression can improve radiologists' detection of lung nodules on chest radiographs, according to a presentation this week at ECR 2016. The mean sensitivity improved significantly with the addition of the technique, the researchers found.  Discuss
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