ECR 2016 News
How to identify and minimize common errors in breast imaging
March 3, 2016 -- When it comes to breast imaging, some mistakes are more common than others. They can broadly be categorized as detection or interpretation errors, and are primarily affected by the patient's mammographic density and tumor type, the technology, and personal skills, noted Dr. Eleanor Cornford, consultant radiologist at the Nottingham Breast Institute in Nottingham, U.K.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2016: Thomas Beyer on Europe's newest society
March 2, 2016 -- VIENNA - Launching at ECR 2016, the European Society for Hybrid Imaging (ESHI) has already signed up more than 150 members. Thomas Beyer, PhD, is the ESHI treasurer. In an interview with, he reveals why the new society is necessary and discusses other key developments in hybrid imaging.  Discuss
Radiologists must be aware, vigilant with mobile devices
March 2, 2016 -- VIENNA - Mobile devices can be used in a variety of applications in radiology, but it's vital to understand the technology's limitations and security issues when reading images or sharing cases with colleagues, according to a Wednesday morning refresher course at ECR 2016.  Discuss
A practical way to lower CT dose: Half-slice thickness
March 2, 2016 -- VIENNA - A way to lower CT dose, particularly for children, who are the most sensitive to radiation, was unveiled today at ECR 2016 and doesn't require additional hardware or staff. Called the "half-slice thickness" approach, it uses existing resources and knowledge.  Discuss
Incidental findings: When in doubt, point them out -- or not
March 2, 2016 -- Incidental findings are on the rise around the world. Only about 1% of these findings are harmful to the patient, but still, in 1% of patients they're a problem, so what's a radiologist to do about them?  Discuss
Industry must act to overcome artifacts and distortions
March 2, 2016 -- Hybrid imaging systems provide powerful tools for the detection and surveillance of disease, but manufacturers have been slow to provide the software that can help physicians recognize and interpret artifacts, a leading pioneer in the field believes.  Discuss
Ultrasound firms take advice from customers in the front line
March 2, 2016 -- Ultrasound manufacturers are looking for ways to help customers work faster and more efficiently, but to understand how tasks can be done better, companies need to know exactly how they are tackled now. At ECR 2016, vendors will display equipment developed after asking sonographers about how they perform routine tasks and which factors cause obstructions in the hospital workflow.  Discuss
Riklund prepares to enter uncharted territory at ECR 2016
February 24, 2016 -- Outside of radiology, Dr. Katrine Åhlström Riklund, PhD, loves boating and barbecuing at her family summer house. But she will soon enter virgin territory when a new society is unveiled at ECR 2016. In this exclusive interview, she describes her department and looks ahead to the congress in Vienna.  Discuss
Strickland on film: Part 2 -- Reporting networks & the future
February 17, 2016 -- Reporting networks can have major benefits for radiologists and patients, says Dr. Nicola Strickland. In the second part of this video interview, she explains about the concept behind networks and looks ahead to ECR 2016 and the future of digital systems.  Discuss
U.K. intensifies recruitment drive for senior jobs
February 2, 2016 -- In parts of the U.K., up to a third of consultant radiologist posts remain vacant. To combat these drastic shortages, the Royal College of Radiologists is hosting two keynote sessions at the upcoming ECR 2016 in Vienna in the hope that overseas radiologists will relocate.  Discuss