CHICAGO - The practice of medicine has always been shaped by turf battles, and the current conflict over physician self-referral -- in both the local practice and the federal government arenas -- is the latest thorny issue for radiologists. Two studies presented Monday at the 2007 RSNA meeting explored the problem.
CHICAGO - Despite recent attempts by emergency medicine physicians to secure a major role for their specialty in emergency department ultrasound and x-ray studies, radiologists still retain overwhelming control over the exams, according to a presentation Monday at the 2007 RSNA meeting.
CHICAGO - The use of hyperpolarized helium diffusion MRI allows clinicians to assess early changes in the lungs of individuals exposed to secondhand smoke, researchers reported in a presentation on Monday at the RSNA 2007 meeting.
CHICAGO - Breast ultrasound can detect mammographically occult early-stage cancer, but there is still a substantial risk of false positives (FP), according to initial results of the ACRIN 6666 trial presented Monday at the RSNA 2007 meeting.
CHICAGO - Multimodality vendor GE Healthcare is demonstrating a range of new technologies in its RSNA booth, including a new high-definition CT platform, an MRI scanner for dedicated breast imaging, and technology for freezing motion in PET/CT studies.
CHICAGO - Toshiba America Medical Systems lobbed an unexpected shell into the multislice CT wars at this week's RSNA meeting, debuting Aquilion One, a CT system based on 320-slice architecture. The company is also highlighting its work-in-progress Vantage Titan MRI system, as well as its new 4D volume imaging applications for the Aplio and Xario ultrasound systems, its upgraded Xario XG system, and new 4D transducers.