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Article • Pros and cons of diagnostic techniques

Liquid biopsy vs. tissue biopsy: Getting the best of both worlds

Tissue biopsy and liquid biopsy can increasingly be used as complementary or alternative approaches, with advantages and limitations to each. While speakers at the recent 35th European Congress of Pathology in Dublin were quick to highlight that liquid biopsy was not about to replace tissue biopsy, the focus looked at the benefits and challenges of each through the lens of four expert speakers.

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Sponsored • Magnetic resonance imaging

State-of-the-art MRI introduced in southern Italy

Medical imaging and radiotherapy equipment company United Imaging are delighted to extend a warm welcome to Cobellis Clinic, the latest treatment centre to join their global family of clients. With an unwavering commitment to providing the highest level of healthcare services, the clinic has made a strategic decision to rely on the manufacturer's state-of-the-art imaging technology.

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Article • Transformative technology

Generative AI in healthcare: More than a chatbot

‘Computer, why did the doctor take that MRI scan of my leg? And what did it show?’: Popularized by OpenAI’s ChatGPT, generative artificial intelligence (AI) is already beginning to see practical applications in medical settings. The technology holds immense potential, with benefits for patients, clinicians, and even hospital administration, according to Shez Partovi, MD.

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Article • Photon-counting CT, strain imaging, 4D flow MRI

How new technologies shape the future of cardiovascular radiology

New approaches to cardiovascular radiology are evolving to help clinicians gain an increasingly better insight into heart conditions. Latest developments in cardiovascular radiology include myocardial strain imaging, 4D flow and photon-counting CT technology. An ECR 2024 session shone the spotlight on these areas of cardiovascular imaging with expert speakers outlining the pros and cons of each.

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Sponsored • Hip arthroplasty

Endoprostheses for elderly and frail patients: Preparation is half the battle

An ageing population and modern lifestyle conditions have greatly increased the case numbers for hip arthroplasty. To prevent complications, it is important for orthopaedic surgeons to identify high-risk patients and take proper precautions. At the Heraeus symposium at DKOU, two experts explored the special measures that should be taken to ensure better outcomes for elderly and frail patients.

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Article • Medical imaging

Contrast media utilisation: trends and breakthroughs

Striking the balance between diagnostic efficacy and patient safety remains critical when utilising iodinated contrast media to deliver the best imaging outcomes. While playing a crucial role in diagnosis and treatment of disease, CT expert Efthimios Agadakos believes the medical profession has a duty to do its utmost to minimize patient risk from contrast media.

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Article • Point-of-care ultrasound in trauma

Returning e-FAST ‘to its roots’

Stagnation, under-use, unfulfilled potential: At the EUSEM congress in Barcelona, leading emergency physician Dr Joseph Osterwalder describes how e-FAST (Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) – a key point-of-care ultrasound technique for trauma – has changed over the last two decades, and not necessarily for the better.

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X-DRS Ceiling Automatic

HighlightsThe ceiling suspended X-ray System from EXAMION is perfectly equipped to fulfill the needs of hospitals.Detector size: 10 × 12“ – 17 × 17“High quality imagesAutopositioning Motorized movements of high speedStreamline workflow12“ TFT Tubehead displayFor one, two or three detectorsOption: Stiching at the table and at the wall stand

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Aritificial Intelligence

FDR EX-M1 AI box

Highlights Fujifilm expands AI CAD software integration across its portfolio1An integrated operating environment to install AI-CAD software with Fujifilm modalitiesProvides access to the latest Artificial Intelligence-Computed Aided Diagnosis (AI-CAD) technologies that support diagnostic imaging with deep learning at point of image acquisitionAI-CAD solutions supported include Lunit Insight…

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Article • Affordable and widely accessible

Robotics applied in support of patient wellbeing

Keeping technology simple and affordable is key in helping patients to fully benefit from robotic systems, according to a leading expert in the field. While expensive and complex systems have been developed, Professor Heike Vallery believes the full potential of robotics in patient care will only be realised when they become more affordable and widely accessible. She also underlines the…

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Article • QC at AACC 2023

New risk-based quality control assessment for clinical labs

Juggling the cost of quality control (QC) resources versus the risk of testing error is a balancing act no clinical laboratory manager enjoys. It is an inexact process, itself prone to error, which can impact the operations of hospital labs and independent clinical testing companies. In the current resource-constrained healthcare environment, there is pressure to improve the cost effectiveness of…

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Article • During lumpectomy

Fluorescence-guided surgery identifies breast cancer in margins

Breast surgery is a traumatic experience for a woman, no matter whether breast-conservation surgery (BCS) or a mastectomy. Trauma levels are greatly enhanced, if pathological evaluation findings of an excised breast tumour following a lumpectomy suggest that additional cancer may still be in the margins, and a second surgical procedure is required. A new system with the ability to accurately…

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Article • Women's health

Osteoporosis and menopause: New measures to assess fracture risk

Bone fractures caused by osteoporosis are a common major global health risk. The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) reports that one in three women over the age of 50 will sustain a potentially life-threatening fragility fracture in their remaining lifetimes. Early diagnosis and proactive treatment to keep bones healthy, including prescription medication and lifestyle changes, has the…

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Mobile CT

SOMATOM On.site

HighlightsReduce in-hospital patient transports from the ICU to the radiology department by bringing the scanner to the patient instead of the other way around Consistent and reliable Somatom image quality at the point-of-care Stellar detector with low image noise for neuroimaging Iterative reconstruction and metal artifact reduction (iMAR and SAFIRE) Self-shielded system…

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PACS

iQ-SYSTEM PACS

HighlightsiQ-SYSTEM PACS is an easily configurable, highly scalable picture archiving and communication system. It is installed in more than 10,000 facilities ranging from small, individual, imaging centers to large multi-modality, multi-site hospital installations across 120 countries. It is full-featured, state-of-the-art, robust and reliable, and available in most major world languages.

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Accessories / Complementary Systems

Contrast&Care

HighlightsContrast&Care is a solution dedicated to contrast dose management. It connects to all Guerbet injectors, Hospital Information Systems (RIS, PACS, EMR…) and collects all relevant data about contrast media usage, patient history and injector activity. Contrast&Care facilitates identification of at-risk patients, eases the traceability of contrast media and provides…

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Portal Solutions

Nexus / Portal

HighlightsPatient Empowerment even before hospital admission, during treatment and discharge. Modular system integrates with primary systemsOnline appointments and digital forms for patient info.Upload option for patients (DICOM images and documents)Digital provision of treatment info and results Can serve as patient intranet and integrate CMS content Works on smartphones and…

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DR

X-DRS Ceiling Standard

HighlightsThe Examion ceiling-suspended X-ray system meet all hospital‘s requirements.Detector size: 10 × 12“ – 17 × 17“High quality imagesWell proven systemMotorized tube crane for tracking function Low maintenance effortAffordable priceFor one, two or three detectorsOption: Stiching at the wall stand

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DR

X-DRS Floor Standard E

Highlights The X-DRS Floor Standard E is especially suitable for use in large medical practices, healthcare centres and small hospitals.Detector size: 10 × 12" – 17 × 17"Elevating tableModern designBucky tray on the table and on the wall stand are electromotively synchronised with the X-ray tubeIntuitive handling via the Examion X-AQS control consoleOption:…

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Article • Experts explore impact of technology

AI in radiology: helper or bane of society and the environment?

The climate crisis and AI – arguably two of the most hotly-debated and relevant topics of our time – share an intricate relationship: While computation of complex AI routines commands an immense carbon footprint, it is these algorithms that might be the very key to mitigate the effects of global warming. In a dedicated session at ECR 2023, radiologists explored the societal and environmental…

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SPECT

Symbia Evo Excel

HighlightsSmallest room size in its class,¹ reducing costs associated with room remodeling and expansionAbility to image every patient² and improve comfort with a larger bore; a high-capacity, low-height patient bed; and hospital bed imaging capabilitiesIndustry-leading image quality¹ delivers accurate and reproducible clinical information to support diagnostic confidence¹…

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SPECT

Symbia Evo

HighlightsSave up to 50%¹ more time and potentially double patient throughput with automated quality control and collimator exchange, as well as ultra-fast cardiac imagingImage every patient² and improve comfort with a larger bore; a high-capacity, low-height patient bed; and hospital bed imaging capabilitiesIndustry-leading image quality¹ delivers accurate and reproducible…

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Dose Management Systems

Contrast&Care

HighlightsContrast&Care is a solution dedicated to contrast dose management. It connects to all Guerbet injectors, Hospital Information Systems (RIS, PACS, EMR…) and collects all relevant data about contrast media usage, patient history and injector activity. Contrast&Care facilitates identification of at-risk patients, eases the traceability of contrast media and provides…

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Article • Digital breast tomosynthesis

Transforming breast screening: The role of AI in improving reading workflow

While having more centers adopt digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast cancer screenings into their practice is a positive change, it also presents some challenges for radiologists—particularly the increased number of images for radiologists to review. This challenge has paved the way for AI to offer innovative workflow solutions for radiologists that do not sacrifice accuracy.

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Clinical Chemistry

AU5800 Series

Dimensions: 1260 x 2600 x 1580 mm (h x w x d)Weight: 1070 kgSample throughput: 2000-9800/hPower consumption: 200-240 W Highlights:The AU5800 series represents the highest throughput and fastest turnaround time in the Beckman Coulter AU chemistry analyzer family. With true random-access ­capabilities, the AU5800 series is available in four different scalable models, which are designed to…

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Blood Cell Counter

S-Monovette ThromboExact – Pseudothrombocytopenia

Highlights:The S-Monovette ThromboExact has been developed especially for anticoagulant-induced pseudothrombo­cytopenia. Generally, pseudothrom­bocytopenia is caused by thrombocyte aggregation.Early detection avoids the consequences of a thrombo­cytopenia misdiagnosis.This blood collection tube is validated internally by Sarstedt and externally at the Universiy Hospital Rostock,…

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Automation

ASP SortPro ALSR4 for Sumetzberger hospitals and laboratories transport system

Highlights:With ASP and Sumetzberger, accessioning, sorting and distribution of samples can be fully automated in medical laboratories. The modified sorter ASP SortPro was specially designed for Sumetzberger and is integrated directly into Sumetzberger’s laboratory transport system. The samples from up to three stations are automatically unpacked, recorded in the sorter, registered and…

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LIS, Middleware, POCT

Remisol Advance

Highlights:Remisol Advance is an enterprise data management solution that can help improve sample workflow through consolidated management, drive consistency through network standardization across multiple sites, create efficiency through autoverification, and improve reliability by integrating quality control management. It is a unique software product that consolidates patient test…

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Article • Tackling gender inequality

Radiology – still a “man’s world”?

Gender equity is a key factor in achieving excellence in academic medicine. So far, however, this is only partly reflected in reality: In Europe, women represent 54% of physicians and 40% of radiologists. However, female representation in radiology decreases at increasing levels of leadership. A panel of experts assessed the challenges women have to face in radiology and explored strategies to…

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News • Based on image-based flow cytometry

Rapid test to predict severe Covid-19 infections

Researchers have developed a method for assessing the number and structure of aggregated blood platelets (or thrombocytes) that can potentially help quantify the risk of a severe Covid-19 infection. As a result, they have identified a predictive biomarker for the seriousness of a Covid-19 infection. This will allow physicians to adjust treatment at an early stage. The researchers used a method…

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News • Lack of photos in published studies

The unseen faces of psiorasis in science

Scientific articles about psiorasis suffer from a shortage of actual patient images, according to a new study. This makes it hard for patients to grasp the condition, the authors argue.

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Article • Infection control

The strain typing technologies of tomorrow

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a non-profit hospital and medical research institution in Los Angeles, is setting new standards for quality and innovation in patient care by successfully introducing typing of Candida auris species – a procedure that could prove crucial in protecting patients from infection outbreaks caused by these microbes in healthcare settings.

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News • Medical trade fair

MEDICA 2023: Düsseldorf at the centre of the global healthcare industry

The world's leading medical trade fair MEDICA 2023 starts on Monday in Düsseldorf with more than 5,300 exhibiting companies from almost 70 nations and the kick-off event for the accompanying 46th German Hospital Day, which will be attended by Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (via video link) and NRW Health Minister Karl-Josef Laumann. COMPAMED 2023 will take place parallel to MEDICA. As…

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Article • Portable imaging

Going mobile: advances in point-of-care ultrasound

Ultrasound technology now plays a vital role in clinical diagnosis and management. Significant advances in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) have made it a versatile tool for assessment, diagnosis, and follow-up across various fields. New developments continue to expand its applications, improving patient care and outcomes.

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News • Message from our partner

Unleash the full potential of AI and robotics with Automa+ Health 2023

Machines are getting smarter every day, and companies across the world are discovering new ways in which they can use AI to significantly enhance engagement and customer experience. That is why decision-makers from pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and healthcare providers gather to network and discuss the latest innovations, as well as the potential for both AI and robotics, at Healthcare…

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Article • RFA, MWA, CRYO and IRE under scrutiny

Thoracic interventions: new tools in the arsenal

Experts presented state-of-the-art and emerging techniques to treat chest tumours and discussed common issues in the management of pneumothorax at RSNA 2022. Current ablation methods in the thorax include radiofrequency ablation (RFA), microwave ablation (MWA), cryoablation (CRYO), irreversible electroporation (IRE) and pulsed electric field.

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Article • Disaster victim identification

Radiology in DVI: distressing insights and “hidden gems”

Identifying victims of major disasters remains a significant challenge for investigators. Often, identification can take weeks or longer but new approaches are paving the way for greater accuracy and quicker identification whilst preserving the body without unnecessary invasive investigation. An expert session at ECR heard about how new imaging technology can help with disaster victim…

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Article • Supplemental imaging

The next breast screening advancement: Contrast-enhanced mammography

With the recent recommendation changes from the European Council in 2022, how radiologists screen for breast cancer is changing. Mammography has long been an essential technology in screening for breast cancer, and in the recommendations the Council formally recognized the advantages of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). This landmark acknowledges the research on and benefits of DBT, advocating…

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