ECR 2019 News
DBT is well-positioned as successor in European breast screening
March 6, 2019 -- Digital mammography is indisputably the most established breast screening technology across Europe. However, issues continue to challenge its use for screening, and vendors have developed technology that could offer an alternative. Stephen Holloway reviews these emerging products and assesses their potential impact and market viability in the context of breast screening in Europe.  Discuss
Top 5 trends from ECR 2019 in Vienna
March 5, 2019 -- The giant octopus in the registration area, the impressive model of Poseidon in the opening ceremony, and the host of other aquatic images from ECR 2019 looked stunning on social media, but what were the longer-lasting impressions and substantive issues to take away from this year's congress in Vienna? Our editorial team has compiled a list of the five main trends.
ABUS better than DBT for diagnostic workup
March 5, 2019 -- Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) is more accurate than digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) as a diagnostic tool for working up positive findings on mammography screening in dense breast tissue, according to a presentation delivered at ECR 2019.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2019: Erik Ranschaert on AI training
March 5, 2019 -- VIENNA - There's an urgent need for radiologists to become better informed about artificial intelligence (AI), according to Dr. Erik Ranschaert, PhD. He talks about his new book on AI and medical imaging and why it represents excellent value for the money, and he also outlines some future initiatives being organized by the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics, of which he is president.  Discuss
VR, AR elevate radiologists' value in future of medicine
March 4, 2019 -- How can virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) help radiologists advance their specialty's value in healthcare? Researchers from the Netherlands, Sweden, and the U.K. drew from their experiences with the technologies to discuss the possibilities in a Coffee and Talk session at ECR 2019.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2019: Hugh Harvey on validation of AI
March 4, 2019 -- VIENNA - Clinical validation of artificial intelligence (AI) is still a long way off, admits Dr. Hugh Harvey, who moderated the Artificial Intelligence Exhibition (AIX) at ECR 2019 with Dr. Wim Van Hecke, CEO of Icometrix in Leuven, Belgium. In this interview, Harvey, clinical director at Kheiron Medical, reflects on the future development of AI and the unresolved issues that need to be addressed.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2019: Claudia Weidekamm on life in New Zealand
March 4, 2019 -- VIENNA - Ever wondered what it's like working Down Under? Three years ago, musculoskeletal radiologist Dr. Claudia Weidekamm made the switch from the Medical University of Vienna to TRG Imaging in New Zealand. She describes why she took an extended sabbatical and what differences she noticed working in two very different healthcare systems and cultures.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2019: Elmar Kotter on AI and radiology
March 3, 2019 -- VIENNA - When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI), what are the main challenges and ethical considerations from a radiologist's perspective? Is the clinical validation of AI still lacking? What's the radiologist's role after integrating AI? Dr. Elmar Kotter from Freiburg, Germany, provides some answers.  Discuss
Gadolinium breast MRI screening OK for healthy women
March 3, 2019 -- VIENNA - Healthy women at high risk for developing breast cancer should have little or no concern about undergoing multiple MRI screenings with macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents, according to a study presented on Sunday, the final day of ECR 2019.  Discuss
US equipment manufacturers show versatility, usability at ECR
March 3, 2019 -- Ultrasound users have had a clear message for the imaging industry: Make the modality even easier to use and develop tools that optimize particular applications. The companies have listened, and at this year's ECR, they are presenting new or upgraded devices that address these demands.  Discuss
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