CHICAGO - Radiologists are in a unique position to diagnose and treat a newly identified psychiatric disorder in which patients jam paper clips, staples, pencil lead, and other foreign objects into their bodies, according to a presentation at the 2008 RSNA meeting.
CHICAGO - In two separate presentations at the RSNA annual meeting, Boston emergency radiologists provided statistical insight into the importance of using high-grade medical media and initiating a protocol for efficient importing of DICOM CDs into PACS.
CHICAGO - Performing maximum intensity projection (MIP) reformatting of MDCT studies adds significant utility for finding pulmonary nodules less than 10 mm in size, according to research from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany.
CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is using its RSNA appearance to feature a new 128-slice CT scanner, as well as a 3-tesla MRI system. The company is also discussing a prototype PET/MRI system and a surgical C-arm based on flat-panel digital technology.
CHICAGO - When radiologists see a picture of a patient along with his or her diagnostic images, reports tend to be longer and include more incidental findings and recommendations. This conclusion comes from a novel study from Israel presented at this year's RSNA meeting.
CHICAGO - It's two tests in one! And both tests attend to critical health screening needs in older adults, according to University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers. They found that adding a CT-based bone mineral density test to VC data is an easy way to increase the utility of a single CT dataset.
CHICAGO - In tight economic times, more researchers are seeking to compare the costs of multiple techniques used to treat particular diseases. German researchers performed an economic evaluation of three initial diagnostic imaging strategies for colorectal liver cancer patients, with Primovist-enhanced MRI coming out on top.