CHICAGO - Is the breast imaging community embracing full-field digital mammography (FFDM) despite higher equipment costs and low reimbursement rates? Yes, according to a study presented Tuesday at the RSNA 2007 meeting, but FFDM exams represent a small portion of total mammography volume in the U.S.
CHICAGO - The use of FDG-PET/CT with patients with inflammatory breast cancer can accurately detect and help treat the deadly disease, according to a study by researchers at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. They presented their findings at the RSNA 2007 meeting on Tuesday.
CHICAGO - While medical-grade displays offer a longer life span and superior consistency over time, the growing capabilities and significantly lower cost of consumer displays may offer a more compelling PACS display alternative, according to research presented at the 2007 RSNA meeting.
CHICAGO - Digital x-ray and PACS vendor Fujifilm Medical Systems USA of Stamford, CT, is entering the market for mobile imaging with its portable FCR Go system at this year's RSNA meeting. Other highlights include its Unity SpeedSuite digital radiography system and the latest version of its Synapse PACS software.
CHICAGO - A virtual colonoscopy preparation consisting only of iodinated oral contrast got high marks for ease of use from the elderly, compared to cathartic bowel prep and failed optical colonoscopy that preceded the scans, in a new study from Italy. Significant findings at VC made the procedure worth the effort, researchers reported Tuesday at the RSNA 2007 meeting.
CHICAGO - The use of low-dose CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) to rule out suspected pulmonary embolism -- the leading cause of death during pregnancy -- works just as well as a standard-dose protocol, researchers from Boston reported Monday at the 2007 RSNA meeting.
CHICAGO - Multimodality vendor Siemens Medical Solutions of Malvern, PA, is touting a range of new systems and technologies, including a family of CT scanners, a premium ultrasound scanner, a pair of MRI systems, and a robotic-controlled interventional x-ray system.
CHICAGO - The physical wounds from brain or spinal trauma aren't the only effect of the injury: individual bankruptcy can prolong the pain of the experience, according to University of Washington researchers. They conducted a study that assessed the incidence of personal bankruptcy increases after hospital admission for serious injury, and presented their findings on Tuesday at the 2007 RSNA meeting.
CHICAGO - A new 256-slice CT scanner, a full-field digital mammography system, and a vision of what the reading room of the future might look like are among the highlights in the RSNA booth of Philips Medical Systems of Andover, MA.
CHICAGO - Implementing speech recognition (SR) for radiology reporting before a hospital decides to do so can be advantageous for radiology practices, according to a presentation at this week's RSNA 2007 meeting.
CHICAGO - A small level of ambient white noise in reading room environments may improve speech recognition (SR) accuracy, according to a group from the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.