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11/27/2006

CHICAGO - CT coronary angiography (CTCA) demonstrates a cost-effective method in the European Union (EU) for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease compared with traditional diagnostic modalities, according to data presented by German researchers at the 2006 RSNA meeting on Monday.  
CHICAGO - Computer-aided detection (CAD) systems can help radiologists with minimal and moderate experience in detecting lung nodules on chest CT scans, according to researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  
CHICAGO - A new MRI study finds that sitting up straight may not be the best way to sit to prevent back pain and injury. Researchers from the U.S. and Canada presented their findings on Monday at the 2006 RSNA meeting.  
CHICAGO - Multimodality vendor GE Healthcare of Chalfont St. Giles, U.K., is promoting enhancements for its CT and MRI technology in its booth at this week's RSNA show. The company is also promoting recent launches in its PACS and ultrasound divisions, as well as new clinical applications and research initiatives in molecular imaging.  
CHICAGO - To assess sensitivity and false-positive rates for colon computer-aided detection (CAD) as a second reader, researchers from Berlin pitted three colon CAD) systems against each other. They presented their findings on Sunday at the 2006 RSNA meeting.  
CHICAGO - Gadolinum-enhanced MR angiography (MRA) for following up coil treatment in intracranial aneurysm patients makes the exam more costly and less efficient, according to a presentation this week at the RSNA meeting.  
CHICAGO - Image-guided percutaneous cryoablation of cancer metastases is safe and effective in reducing pain in patients who have not received relief from other treatments, according to the findings from an ongoing study presented at the 2006 RSNA meeting.  
CHICAGO - New product introductions in MRI, digital radiography (DR), and SPECT are among the highlights in the RSNA booth of Andover, MA-based Philips Medical Systems. The company is also touting enhancements in its CT, ultrasound, PACS, and speech recognition business.  



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Advanced Visualization
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Healthcare Informatics
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Archiving Systems
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CAD
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Medical Displays
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MRI
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PACS
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Digital X-Ray
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Ultrasound
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CT
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