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#ECR2019: Paediatric CEUS: a fantastic tool

2019 06 Mar

Dr.  Paul Sidhu , professor of Imaging Sciences and Consultant Radiologist King’s College London , UK, and President Elect of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology ( EFSUMB ) presented the Luigi Oliva Honorary Lecture at ECR2019 .   Professor Sidhu opened his lecture saying “I fully appreciate that ultrasound... Read more

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Future of ultrasound Ed: gamification & VR

2019 13 Feb

Executive Summary Prof. Paul Sidhu , President of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology ( EFSUMB ), shares with Healthmanagement.org a preview of his presentations at the forthcoming ECR 2019 .  The use of ultrasound simulation models as tools in training and education is among the important... Read more

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Wider adoption of contrast-enhanced ultrasound

2018 24 Apr

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) offers a new, safe, radiation-free modality to help problem-solve diagnostic questions in a wide range of clinical applications, adding to the radiology armamentarium, according to an article published by researchers from the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at University of California San Francisco.... Read more

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ECR2016: Gadolinium Contrast Agent Safety: Facts and Myths

2016 05 Mar

Over the past 25 years, gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA) have been recognised to have exceptional safety profiles with minimal side effects, as three researchers showed in their presentations at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR 2016) in Vienna. Dr. Richard Semelka of the Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina... Read more

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Spectral CT Transforms Shades of Grey

2015 27 Dec

Radiographic images, such as x-rays, mammograms and computed tomography (CT), help detect diseases like cancer in its early stages when treatment can be most effective. As these images are in black and white, detecting the difference between healthy tissue and abnormalities can be difficult.  Now, a new technology called spectral (colour) computed tomography... Read more

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MRI Contrast Agents: Study Highlights 'Safety Issue'

2015 28 Jun

A new study, published in the journal Investigative Radiology , indicates that repeated use of specific “linear”-type gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) — widely used for diagnostic MRI scans — can lead to deposits of the heavy-metal element gadolinium in the brain. The findings could have a major impact on the multimillion-dollar market for... Read more