Could wearable devices change practice of radiology?
December 2, 2016 -- CHICAGO - Wearable visual overlay devices such as Google Glass and Microsoft's HoloLens may offer value in a number of radiology applications, according to a poster presentation this week at the 2016 RSNA meeting.
Study suggests short-term sleep loss hurts the heart
December 2, 2016 -- CHICAGO - Using cardiac MRI, researchers from Germany found that going without sleep for a short period of time appeared to affect cardiac function in radiologists. Results of the study were presented this week at the RSNA annual conference.
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 17: Farewell to Chicago
December 1, 2016 -- The Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park is the scene of Andy and Ryan's fond farewell to Chicago as RSNA 2016 draws to a close.
PET/MRI head scans reveal important incidental findings
November 30, 2016 -- CHICAGO - Adding a scan of the entire head to a routine whole-body PET/MRI protocol reveals a significant number of incidental findings in the brain in asymptomatic cancer patients, according to a study presented on Wednesday at RSNA 2016.
For the patient's sake, radiology reports must be clear
November 30, 2016 -- CHICAGO - Patients may perceive terminology in radiology reports differently than radiologists do, so it's important that radiologists use clear language when describing their findings, according to a study presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2016.
Machine learning: The next big thing for breast imaging?
November 29, 2016 -- Machine learning in radiology is a popular subject these days, with some heralding its benefits and others sounding the alarm. Two Monday presentations at RSNA 2016 took the positive side of the debate, suggesting that machine learning could be a boon to breast imaging.
#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.
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