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Regional Behaviours May Contribute To Inappropriate Imaging

A study published online in JAMA Oncology has found an association between high rates of inappropriate imaging for breast cancer and prostate cancer, diseases for which specialist physicians do not overlap. The revelation suggests that regional infrastructure and culture may contribut

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RSI-MRI Detects Spread of Cancer Beyond Prostate

A pilot clinical study involving nine prostate cancer patients has compared standard MRI with a new clinical imaging technique that has the ability to identify less severe forms of the disease, potentially saving patients unnecessary treatment. The new technique generates more precise images so

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#ECR2015: Putting Patients at the Heart of Radiology

Putting patients at the centre of care involves radiologists, patients and next of kin, according to speakers at a session at the European Congress of Radiology today, organised by the ESR’s Patient Advisory Group. Established by the ESR 2 years ago, the PAG includes seven patient representatives

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#ECR2015: Developments in Optical Molecular Imaging Give Hope in Cancer Treatment

New methods that make it possible to visualise activity on a molecular level will boost optical imaging use in radiology, especially oncology applications. Experts will unveil the secrets of Cerenkov (blue light) radiation, reporter gene imaging and opto-acoustics techniques today during a New Horiz

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#ECR2015: Hybrid Imaging - Nuclear Medicine vs. Radiology?

When TIME magazine called PET-CT imaging the invention of the year in 2000, the value of hybrid imaging was recognised by the public as well as doctors. But who should perform these studies? Gerald Antoch, Professor of Radiology and Chair of the Radiology department at the University of Düsseldorf

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#ECR2015: Cardiac CT - Has its Time Come?

Cardiac CT is emerging as an alternative to conventional invasive coronary angiography, but its exact potential is yet to be established. A Special Focus session at the European Congress of Radiology today will present the most promising technologies. Fractional flow reserve computed tomography (FFR

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#ECR2015: ESR Takes Action to Encourage Replacement of Ageing Equipment

A panel of experts at the ECR in Vienna will be discussing the state of imaging equipment in Europe and will talk about the issues impeding the harmonisation of imaging standards in Europe. The older the equipment, the lower the quality of imaging. According to the European Coordination Committee o

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#ECR2015: Launch of ESR iGuide - New Clinical Decision Support Software

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) and National Decision Support Company (NDSC) today officially launched ESR iGuide at the European Congress of Radiology 2015 in Vienna. The ESR iGuide is a clinical decision support (CDS) system enabling doctors to order medical imaging procedures for their p

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#ECR2015: Computer-Aided Diagnosis Improves Detection but Requires Experience

Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) can enhance performance but only if it is used correctly, and does not reduce the need for training. In a Refresher Course today at the ECR which runs in Vienna from 4-8 March, experts will talk about how CAD is moving away from pure detection to clinical decision supp

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#ECR2015: Technical, Clinical Challenges Slow Down Integration of Imaging Biomarkers

In a session at ECR which runs from 4-8 March in Vienna, renowned researchers will talk about the integration of imaging biomarkers in Europe and the major issues that need to be overcome to derive the full potential of quantitative imaging.    Quantitative imaging enables clinicians

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