ECR 2014 News
Russia eyes teleradiology to bridge gaps in healthcare
March 7, 2014 -- VIENNA - Slowly but surely, teleradiology is clearing challenging hurdles to adoption in Russia, paving the way for improved healthcare in sparsely populated areas of the country, attendees learned during Friday's "ESR meets Russia" session at ECR 2014.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2014: Dr. Erik Ranschaert on mobile devices and teleradiology
March 7, 2014 -- VIENNA - Dr. Erik Ranschaert, PhD, talks about why radiologists should use tablets and mobile devices in their daily practice, shares how they are used at his hospital, and also discusses the European Society of Radiology's recent statement on teleradiology.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2014: Interview with ECR President Dr. Valentin Sinitsyn
March 7, 2014 -- VIENNA - ECR 2014 President Dr. Valentin Sinitsyn, PhD, from Moscow, discusses the new changes at this year's congress, how the political situation in Ukraine is affecting the congress, and how the ECR helps to strengthen friendship and understanding between radiologists from many nations.  Discuss
New radiographers outperform older counterparts at breast positioning
March 7, 2014 -- VIENNA - Older does not connote wiser, at least in the case of breast radiographers. In a surprising study from the Netherlands presented on Thursday at ECR 2014, researchers found that new radiographers performed better than experienced ones in terms of breast positioning.  Discuss
CT features don't predict cardiac risk in lung screening patients
March 7, 2014 -- VIENNA - Spirometry and pulmonary CT parameters aren't helpful for predicting cardiac events in screening participants, even though such markers are independently associated with cardiovascular events in the lung cancer screening population as a whole, according to researchers from the Netherlands.  Discuss
Bezzi: To succeed with lung biopsies, talk to your patients
March 7, 2014 -- VIENNA - When it comes to lung biopsies, the key factors are patient consent and collaboration, indications and contraindications, imaging review, guidance selection, patient positioning and the use of local anesthesia, and recovery and potential complications, a leading Italian interventional radiologist told a standing-room only Mini Course on Thursday.  Discuss
MRI ensures no more stabbing in the dark over wound length
March 7, 2014 -- VIENNA - A ground-breaking study examining the reliability of MRI to image experimentally produced stab wounds in amputated human limbs was presented for the first time on Thurday at ECR 2014. The study findings may help with forensic evidence in criminal cases and with postmortem reports.  Discuss
Keep ahead of the game in plain film with 2 views, says McCall
March 7, 2014 -- VIENNA - The overwhelming thirst for basic knowledge was evident at Thursday's Mini Course on skeletal radiology, as delegates crammed into a conference room to hear insights from Dr. Iain McCall, former European Society of Radiology president.  Discuss
Radiographers explore dose reduction strategies
March 7, 2014 -- VIENNA - Exposure indexes, image quality, and patient dose were at the heart of the scientific session for radiographers on Thursday at ECR 2014. Standardization and equalization of dose is important and must be achieved by understanding the decision-making of the radiographer, according to one presenter.  Discuss
COCIR, ESR talk integrity at ECR 2014
March 7, 2014 -- Integrity was the topic of a 6 March joint session between the European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical, and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR) and the European Society of Radiology (ESR) at ECR 2014.