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Video from ECR 2015: Thomas Beyer, PhD, on hybrid imaging
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - What does the future hold for PET/MRI? Can it ever be cost-effective? Thomas Beyer, PhD, a professor at the Medical University of Vienna, answers these questions in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.  Discuss
No second chance: Lawsuits set to rise across the board
March 6, 2015 -- Radiology is one of the specialties most liable to claims based on medical malpractice, according to a presentation on Friday at ECR 2015 in Vienna. Radiologists can increase their awareness and knowledge of malpractice risks, as well as identify strategies that reduce the problems leading to malpractice litigation.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2015: Dr. Anders Persson on forensic radiology
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - What makes a good forensic radiologist? Is CT or MRI winning the battle in postmortem imaging? Dr. Anders Persson, director of the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization in Linköping, Sweden, reveals all in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.  Discuss
Lightning strikes for Toshiba at ECR 2015
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - At this week's ECR 2015 meeting, Toshiba Medical Systems is rolling out Aquilion Lightning, a new CT scanner designed to bring improved performance to the entry-level segment. Other ECR launches include an ultrasound software upgrade platform, new MRI coils, and a rebranded radiation dose management program.  Discuss
TI-RADS works best for classifying thyroid nodules on US
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - When it comes to characterizing thyroid nodules on ultrasound, the Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) classification method is the way to go, according to a Friday presentation at ECR 2015. In a comparison with a recently proposed alternative, TI-RADS performed similarly and was more user-friendly, Egyptian researchers reported.  Discuss
GE launches products in MRI, ultrasound, HIT at ECR 2015
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - GE Healthcare is highlighting a pair of new MRI scanners, Signa Creator and Signa Explorer, making their global launch at this week's ECR 2015 meeting. The company is also rolling out its new Logiq P9 ultrasound scanner, as well as Centricity xSite, a new healthcare IT platform designed to improve radiology reporting across multiple healthcare enterprises.  Discuss
Screening sweet spot key for personalized medicine
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - "Personalized medicine" is quickly becoming overused, with many institutions even starting to rebrand themselves using the phrase. It's often associated with genomics, but that's a mistake; instead, radiologists should focus on hitting a screening sweet spot, according to a presentation at ECR 2015.  Discuss
CAD boosts breast MRI sensitivity
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - Breast MRI already has high sensitivity, but can it be even higher? The answer is yes, if computer-aided detection (CAD) is thrown into the mix, according to a presentation at ECR 2015. In fact, the CAD system detected previously missed cancers nearly as well as it did screen-detected cancers.  Discuss
CAD becomes a spell-check for small polyps
March 6, 2015 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) can only enhance performance if used correctly, and it does not reduce the need for training, according to a presentation on Friday at ECR 2015 in Vienna. CAD for colonography has shown promise, but radiologists need to understand sensitivity and specificity issues, as well as when CAD should be deployed.  Discuss
How best to avoid pitfalls in sports injuries to knee
March 6, 2015 -- Take a closer look at the meniscus when imaging and avoid over- or undercalling common meniscus pathologies, according to Dr. Gustav Andreisek of Zurich. In particular, certain portions of the meniscus, such as the roots, are usually missed during reporting, he explained in a refresher course at ECR 2015 in Vienna.  Discuss
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