ECR 2014 News
Conflict over recognition for MRI discovery resurfaces at ECR
March 10, 2014 -- VIENNA - The long-running and hostile dispute over who should receive credit for the invention of clinical MRI resurfaced during Sunday's Honorary Lecture at ECR 2014.  Discuss
CT saddled as 'workhorse' for evaluating post-op complications
March 10, 2014 -- VIENNA - For suspected late postoperative complications in the abdomen, CT can provide swift and accurate diagnoses in what may be life and death situations, ECR 2014 delegates heard at Sunday's session on gastrointestinal tract imaging.  Discuss
Operator dependency remains a concern for US elastography
March 10, 2014 -- VIENNA - Deep concerns persist over the operator dependency of ultrasound elastography, judged on a heated discussion during the Special Focus session about imaging thyroid nodules on Sunday at ECR 2014.  Discuss
Radiology trainees get to grips with emergencies
March 10, 2014 -- VIENNA - Emergency radiology (ER) in the night shift can be a tricky setting for radiologists of all ages and experience, but it is particularly difficult for beginners in the specialty. Speakers at the Radiology Trainees Forum on Sunday shared some advice on emergency imaging with attendees at ECR 2014.  Discuss
Eurasian Radiology Initiative makes continued progress
March 10, 2014 -- VIENNA - The second official meeting of the Eurasian Radiology Initiative took place on Sunday at ECR 2014. The goal of the project is to establish a multinational radiological association in a geographical area with great potential to exchange experience and knowledge, but which still lacks a regional society.  Discuss
Parizel takes ECR delegates on cerebral journey of discovery and hope
March 10, 2014 -- VIENNA - Emerging functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and diffusion kurtosis imaging can provide a better understanding of the microstructure and function of the brain, and help to elucidate some of the mechanisms involved in neuroplasticity, explained Dr. Paul Parizel in the Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Honorary Lecture at ECR 2014.  Discuss
Diagnosing chronic back pain: More than just looking at images
March 10, 2014 -- VIENNA - Chronic low back pain is the most common cause of disability between the ages of 45 and 65, which means that it is something radiologists will have to deal with during their careers. When they do, they should be able to read films properly, according to presenters of a Refresher Course at ECR 2014.  Discuss
Serbia 'comes home' as its contribution gets official recognition
March 10, 2014 -- VIENNA - Serbian radiologists have warmly welcomed the chance for greater visibility at the ECR and in European radiology at large -- visibility which until recently has been lacking, despite the country's scientific contribution to the discipline. Saturday's "ESR meets Serbia" session brought Serbian radiology into sharper focus.  Discuss
Teeth: The feature radiologists need to know more about
March 10, 2014 -- VIENNA - Most radiologists don't deal much with dental imaging, but they should be aware of what to look out for and know the difference between dental MRI and cone-beam CT, according to a Sunday presentation at ECR 2014.  Discuss
Canon makes IT entry at ECR 2014
March 10, 2014 -- VIENNA - Canon Europe made its entry into the healthcare informatics market this week at ECR 2014 with the launch of PACS, RIS, and quality assurance software.