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Top 5 trends from RSNA 2017 in Chicago
December 13, 2017 -- Sometimes it's hard to come up with a theme for a given RSNA conference, but in 2017 it's easy -- talk of artificial intelligence (AI) dominated the discussion at RSNA 2017. Attendees stuffed lectures on AI to the point where people were turned away from crowded rooms, while vendors took advantage of heightened interest to make claims about AI-powered products that sometimes strained credulity.  Discuss
AI algorithm matches radiologists in breast screening exams
December 12, 2017 -- How does an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm compare to radiologists when it comes to interpreting screening mammography exams? Their performances were fairly comparable, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
New codes drive growth for interventional surgical centers
December 12, 2017 -- The rapid expansion of billing codes that enable interventional radiology ambulatory surgical centers to collect for outpatient interventional procedures has brought, and will continue to bring, expanding opportunities for interventional radiologists and their groups to profit from ownership of these facilities.  Discuss
fMRI, PET could help foresee epileptic seizure issues
December 12, 2017 -- Researchers have developed a method to integrate functional MR (fMRI) and PET images to identify epilepsy patients who are at high risk of continued seizures before the patients undergo potentially unsuccessful surgery, according to a study published online December 5 in Frontiers in Neuroscience.  Discuss
SABCS: Is DBT worth the higher cost?
December 11, 2017 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) screening costs more than a 2D mammography exam, but the technology's advocates argue that it's more effective, with higher cancer detection and lower recall rates. So is the extra money worth it? Yes, according to research presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).  Discuss
PET/MRI outclasses MRI alone for pelvic cancer recurrence
December 11, 2017 -- PET/MRI can better detect and classify local lesions and distant metastases in women suspected of having recurrent pelvic cancer than MRI alone, according to a study presented at the recent RSNA 2017 annual meeting.  Discuss
FDA issues new draft guidance for medical software, CDS
December 11, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released new draft guidance documents for medical software and clinical decision-support (CDS) software in response to regulatory changes mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act.  Discuss
SABCS: Biannual breast MRI best for young women at high risk
December 11, 2017 -- For young women with a high genetic risk of breast cancer, twice-yearly MRI exams are more effective for detecting early disease than an annual mammogram, according to new research presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).  Discuss
At-risk women not receiving breast MRI scans
December 8, 2017 -- Community practices are not following guidelines for breast cancer screening with MRI in women at increased risk of the disease, according to a new study published online December 7 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Japan requires changes in GBCA labeling information
December 8, 2017 -- Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is following suit with regulatory agencies in the U.S. and Europe in asking four makers of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) for MRI scans to revise warning text on their product labeling information.  Discuss
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