#MyRadGirlfriend No. 16: When Andy meets Einstein
November 29, 2016 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) may (or may not) be the future of radiology, but there are a few deep questions that even AI can't answer, as Andy discovers at RSNA 2016 in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.
fMRI finds where God might dwell in the brain
November 29, 2016 -- When people have a religious and spiritual experience, reward-related regions of the brain become illuminated on functional MRI (fMRI) scans, much the same way these areas react to love, sex, gambling, drugs, and music, according to a study published November 29 in Social Neuroscience.
MRI shows brain changes after 1 football season
November 28, 2016 -- CHICAGO - A new study performed among high school football players in North Carolina suggests that just one season spent playing the game causes brain alternations. Findings from the study were presented on Monday at RSNA 2016.
Pregnancy complications presage later coronary disease
November 28, 2016 -- CHICAGO - African-American women who experience common pregnancy complications are more likely to present with coronary artery disease at CT decades later, according to a new study presented on Sunday at the RSNA meeting.
The good, the bad, and the ugly in the digital age
November 27, 2016 -- It's a digital age, and radiology has some important experiences to share as the healthcare enterprise continues to integrate technology into the practice of medicine, Dr. Robert Wachter, chair of the department of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, told attendees at the opening session of RSNA 2016 in Chicago.
Siemens launches line of tablet-controlled CT scanners
November 27, 2016 -- Siemens Healthineers is launching a new line of value-based CT scanners at this week's RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago. Called Somatom go, the systems are novel in that scanner functions can be controlled using a tablet computer, freeing technologists from the operator's console and creating a more mobile workflow.
Online literacy tools spell change in UAE
November 25, 2016 -- New research from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) designed to gauge whether audiovisual e-resources can help patients understand imaging procedures before undergoing examinations has led to validation of these aids among radiology staff.
More than one-third of emergency head CTs unnecessary
November 23, 2016 -- More than one-third of head CT scans performed on emergency department patients are unnecessary, according to a new study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Studies at RSNA offer new insights into Zika's spread
November 23, 2016 -- Three scientific studies from Brazil to be presented at next week's RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago will offer new insights into the Zika virus, the notorious infection that has a particularly devastating effect on pregnant women and their babies.
DTI shows how music could help kids with autism, ADHD
November 23, 2016 -- Diffusion-tensor MR images (DTI-MRI) of the brain have revealed that taking music lessons increases brain fiber connections in children and may help those with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The findings are scheduled for presentation on November 30 at RSNA 2016.