ECR 2018 News
Evidence-based medicine 'misused' in breast MRI
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - During a refresher course at ECR 2018, breast MRI expert Dr. Christiane Kuhl said the principles of evidence-based medicine have been misused in the case of preoperative breast MRI, and that's part of the reason why the modality hasn't been adopted more widely by the surgical community.  Discuss
Augmented reality may help guide facet joint injections
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - Augmented reality technology could potentially be used to guide injections of the lumbar facet joint, saving time and avoiding radiation dose exposure for radiologists, according to research presented on Saturday at ECR 2018.  Discuss
New Logiq E10 ultrasound scanner paces GE ECR launches
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - A flagship ultrasound scanner optimized for the coming age of artificial intelligence, as well as a CT scanner designed to simplify dual-energy scanning, are among the new product introductions in the booth of GE Healthcare at ECR.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Thomas Beyer on hybrid imaging
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - The successful clinical implementation of hybrid imaging in Europe still appears to be a long way off. Major challenges remain, particularly in terms of training and education and also the availability of equipment. Thomas Beyer, PhD, MBA, professor of physics of medical imaging at the Medical University of Vienna, speaks about an extensive new survey that sheds light on the issues to be resolved.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Marijana Basta Nikolic on training
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - The Invest in the Youth scheme of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) celebrates its 15th anniversary at ECR 2018. One of its success stories, Dr. Marijana Basta Nikolic, a radiologist from Novi Sad, Serbia, explains what the project did for her. A former vice chair of the ESR's Radiology Trainees' Forum, she advises young radiologists about how to build their careers.  Discuss
Facebook Live from ECR 2018: Day 4
March 3, 2018 -- Our video coverage of ECR 2018 wraps up with a final Facebook Live broadcast from the lounge of Austria Center Vienna on day 4 of the congress. Today's topics are Brexit and women's imaging, with a guest appearance by Rebekah Moan, associate editor of AuntMinnieEurope.com.  Discuss
Leave no invasive breast cancer behind by using MRI
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - Mammography and ultrasound underestimate 30% of disease in patients with invasive ductal carcinoma, according to research from Israel presented at ECR 2018. MRI overestimates the extent of disease, but at least no cancer is left behind.  Discuss
Cybersecurity threats pose challenge to radiology's future
March 3, 2018 -- Keep aware of the need to protect imaging equipment from cyberrisks that pose a threat to the safety of patients and institutions, urged Dr. Jacob Sosna, president of the Israeli Radiology Association, in a session today on cybersecurity. He warned that a cyberattack could alter a patient's radiation dose during a CT scan, and an attack on the hospital's air-conditioning may shut down and damage CT and MRI machines.  Discuss
Musculoskeletal speakers reveal trade secrets on sports injuries
March 3, 2018 -- To achieve success and consistently good results in sports imaging, you must be descriptive in the radiology report, know what pitfalls to avoid, and find out what is important to the surgeon. That's the view of Dr. Theodore Miller, from Weill Cornell Medicine of Cornell University in New York City and a speaker at today's transatlantic master class on sports injuries.  Discuss
Contrast-enhanced mammography prepares to enter clinical mainstream
March 3, 2018 -- Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) is gaining momentum, and like it or not, the technique will be a part of the workup for breast imaging in the future, not least because CESM rivals breast MRI in many ways, according to European breast imaging specialists.  Discuss