3D-printed models are accurate for complex lung cancers December 5, 2016 -- CHICAGO - In one of the first studies to systematically assess the utility of complex 3D-printed models for surgery planning, researchers who printed Pancoast lung cancer tumors found them highly useful for lung cancer surgery planning, with near-perfect fidelity to patient anatomy.
How to make the most of private office imaging December 5, 2016 -- The number of imaging procedures conducted in private offices has gone down, due to a variety of factors. But there are still opportunities for radiologists to offer quality patient care in this setting, according to a presentation given at RSNA 2016 last week.
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 at the RSNA annual conference.
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.