Will artificial intelligence sell more CT systems?
March 14, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) will play a big part in the future of medical imaging, but what impact will it have on the commercial market for hardware? Will AI drive greater demand for CT systems? We look at the trends shaping the the CT market and discuss if, and how, AI will play a role.  Discuss
Hybrid 3D printing reduces chest tumor surgery times
March 12, 2018 -- Researchers from Spain have created 3D-printed lung cancer models based on a combination of CT scans and MR images. They explained how to make these hybrid models and also described the advantages of using them to guide tumor removal in an ECR 2018 poster presentation that won a cum laude award.  Discuss
Hospitals begin to tap vast potential of 3D printing
March 8, 2018 -- Medical 3D printing services company 3D LifePrints is on the expansion trail. It creates surgical planning models for cardiac, orthopedic, and craniofacial cases, based predominantly on CT and MR images, and it is also focusing on 3D printing of medical device prototypes and surgical tools such as bespoke cutting guides.  Discuss
The unreasonable radiologist
March 7, 2018 -- We should be bold and decisive, borderline unreasonable, writes Dr. Paul McCoubrie. We need to all become a little more "Dr. No," and we need the wisdom to distinguish clinical demand from clinical need, he notes.  Discuss
ESNR survey taps into future of imaging for dementia
March 4, 2018 -- VIENNA - While there is considerable consensus on which modalities and protocols to use to diagnose dementia, few neuroradiologists feel comfortable using advanced imaging, structured reports, or visual rating scales, according to survey results from the European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR) presented on Saturday at ECR 2018.  Discuss
Questions, dilemmas abound in fast-moving world of trauma imaging
March 4, 2018 -- Time is of the essence when it comes to polytrauma, yet numerous questions arise about how and who should be scanned and for which conditions. For a trauma team, making the right imaging decisions for patients with severe injuries can be complex and a matter of life and death. Trauma specialists shared their experiences at today's session at ECR 2018.  Discuss
Failure to diagnose abdominal bleeds often means bad outcome
March 4, 2018 -- In vascular abdominal emergencies, patient status can degenerate quickly, so time is of the essence. CT is pivotal for fast and appropriate triage of patients and selection of the best treatment strategy. But what if the really important signs and symptoms are small and hidden? New technologies are helping to provide the answers.  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
AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans
March 2, 2018 -- VIENNA - Artificial intelligence (AI) offers value in characterizing nodules on CT lung cancer screening exams, possibly reducing the number of benign cases that are unnecessarily worked or followed up, according to a pair of Thursday presentations at ECR 2018.  Discuss
Web tools help determine radiation risk from CT in pregnancy
March 1, 2018 -- As demand for imaging and the use of CT in the emergency department grow, the probability of both planned exposures in pregnancy and inadvertent exposures also is increasing. Is it likely that both scenarios will be encountered by most imaging departments several times a year, so radiologists must be prepared for this, delegates will hear at today's Special Focus Session on CT in pregnant patients.  Discuss