CHICAGO - Even the most experienced breast imagers have a tough time picking out smaller lesions on whole-breast ultrasound, according to a study presented Monday at the 2005 RSNA meeting. Successful detection depends on lesion size as well as a reader's skills.
CHICAGO - When typical CT features of pancreatic malignancy are present, there's no need for percutaneous biopsy, according to the results of a five-year study presented Monday at the RSNA meeting. As always, oncologists and patients may be hesitant to stop after imaging alone, but the additional information gleaned from biopsy could help direct patient management if other factors, particularly age, are taken into account.
CHICAGO - Researchers in Wisconsin found that moderate or severe diverticular disease didn't degrade VC's diagnostic performance when the segments were examined using 3D endoluminal views correlated with 2D MPR views. In fact, VC did slightly better in affected colon segments.
CHICAGO - New ultrasound and x-ray systems are being touted in the RSNA booth of Toshiba America Medical Systems, and the Tustin, CA, company is also promoting advances to its MRI and CT product lines.
CHICAGO - Researchers have successfully used a noninvasive distraction device that helps separate the tibial and talar surfaces during imaging so that the cartilage of each can be more accurately assessed, according to a presentation Sunday at the RSNA meeting.
CHICAGO - Multimodality vendor GE Healthcare is launching new MRI, CT, and x-ray product lines at this week's RSNA show. Other new introductions from the Chalfont St. Giles, U.K. company include an update of its full-field digital mammography platform, a new four-slice SPECT/CT system, and upgrades for its ultrasound product line.
CHICAGO - Medical device developer Fujifilm Medical Systems unveiled a new CR line, new crystal phosphor technology for its CR plates, a single-plate version of its Clearview CR system, a new DryPix imager, a single-plate CR mammography reader for international customers, and enhancements to its Synapse PACS product line at the 2005 RSNA on Sunday morning.
CHICAGO - As electrophysiologists perform more pulmonary vein isolation procedures to treat atrial fibrillation, preprocedural CT angiography may help avoid potentially fatal complications by showing anatomic variants and proximity of a vulnerable esophagus, according to a presentation Monday at RSNA 2005.