Embolization procedure aids in weight loss
November 27, 2013 -- Patients who underwent embolization of the left gastric artery for gastrointestinal bleeding experienced a more than 7% decrease in body weight three months after the procedure, according to a study that will be presented at the upcoming RSNA meeting.
RSNA, Regenstrief Institute to collaborate
November 27, 2013 -- RSNA and the Regenstrief Institute have announced a collaboration to standardize radiology procedure names. Under a contract awarded by the U.S. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, the groups will produce a single unified source of names and codes for radiology procedures.
MR spectroscopy uncovers brain differences in preterm infants
November 26, 2013 -- Using MR spectroscopy, researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles may have found a link between premature birth and developmental issues in the brain's white matter that could put these newborns at greater risk for problems later in life.
Spreemo matches employers with radiology services
November 26, 2013 -- As healthcare becomes increasingly focused on evidence-based medicine and patient satisfaction, new firms are cropping up that help patients shop for medical services online. One of them is Spreemo, a start-up that's taking the idea to the workers' compensation market, specifically for radiology services.
Straight Talk From the PACSman: The Swiffer approach to RSNA
November 25, 2013 -- To the uninitiated, attending the RSNA conference can be overwhelming. In his latest column, the PACSman -- Mike Cannavo -- thinks RSNA attendees looking to acquire PACS technology can learn a lot from marketing campaigns for Swiffer, the amazing household cleaning product.
High-pitch CTPA outperforms standard PE protocol
November 22, 2013 -- In patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE), a CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) protocol using high-pitch dual-source electrocardiogram-synchronized helical scanning outperformed standard pulmonary CTA by almost every measure, according to an article in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Referring physicians would like multimedia radiology reports
November 22, 2013 -- Stories are always better with pictures, and that may also be true for radiology reports. A Stanford University team recently determined that reports with embedded images would be of considerable interest to referring physicians, and they may even yield improvements in patient care and outcomes.
Dinosaur vertebra fossil rises up in 3D from CT data
November 21, 2013 -- Noninvasive imaging techniques have long proved valuable for digging up the stories of fossils without damaging them. In a new study published online in Radiology, German researchers have gone a step further, making a carbon copy of a dinosaur vertebra using CT data and 3D printing.
Noncathartic CTC prep might boost screening compliance
November 21, 2013 -- The use of noncathartic bowel preparation before CT colonography (CTC) delivers good sensitivity for clinically significant polyps, and may also increase colorectal cancer screening compliance, according to a report in the American Journal of Roentgenology.