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
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
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.