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Coronary CTA plus stress MPI nails ischemia-causing lesions
December 8, 2014 -- Combined dual-energy coronary CT angiography and CT myocardial perfusion imaging (CCTA-MPI) improves both the identification and discrimination of ischemia-causing coronary artery stenoses over CCTA alone, according to a Korean study presented at last week's RSNA meeting.
Radiation protection shielding drops dose for CT patients
December 5, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Although cancers in the U.S. that may be attributable to radiation from CT are low -- estimates range from 1.5% to 2% -- patients still need to be shielded as much as possible, according to a presentation at the RSNA 2014 meeting. And with reusable, lead-free shields, it's not hard to do.
Patients prefer shorter, less-complex radiology reports
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Patients may be accessing their radiology reports more often through online patient portals, but do they understand what they're reading? Not very well, if research presented on Thursday at RSNA 2014 is any indication.
The 2014 PACSman Awards: In the dark, it's all the same
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - PACS consultant Michael J. Cannavo is back with his annual PACSman awards, which take a light-hearted look at what the many vendors had to offer at this week's RSNA 2014 show.
Video from RSNA 2014: Jef Williams on IT trends in radiology
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Jef Williams, the chief operating officer of Ascendian Healthcare Consulting, talks with AuntMinnie.com at the RSNA 2014 meeting about the IT trends at this year's show and for the specialty.
Spanish scoop top RSNA award for hip arthroplasty work
December 4, 2014 -- Researchers from the Basque Country in Northern Spain received a top prize for their exhibit on hip arthroplasty on Wednesday at the RSNA 2014 meeting in Chicago. The four other European recipients of the prestigious Magna Cum Laude poster award were from France and the U.K.
Fatty liver disease occurs with risky plaque
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - People with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease are very likely to harbor high-risk atherosclerotic plaque as well, creating a double health hit that may have a common origin, researchers from Boston reported at RSNA 2014.
Video from RSNA 2014: Michael Cannavo on what's hot in PACS
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Michael J. Cannavo, the PACSman, talks with AuntMinnie.com at RSNA 2014 about the hot trends and challenges in PACS.
Not all tomo recalls benefit from mammography evaluation
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Patients recalled from screening with full-field digital mammography plus digital breast tomosynthesis do not all benefit equally from additional mammography for diagnostic evaluation, according to a presentation given on Wednesday at RSNA 2014.
Most pediatric chest x-rays appear unnecessary
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Most x-rays performed on children not experiencing chest pain may be unnecessary, concluded researchers from the Mayo Clinic, who presented their findings on Wednesday at RSNA 2014.
PET/MRI matches PET/CT in NSCLC accuracy
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Using a 15-minute MRI protocol with PET, Swiss researchers achieved diagnostic accuracy equal to that of PET/CT for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Study results were presented on Wednesday at the RSNA conference.
Video from RSNA 2014: Dr. Cynthia Sherry on the changing role of radiologists
December 3, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Dr. Cynthia Sherry from the Radiology Leadership Institute talks with AuntMinnie.com at RSNA 2014 about the changing role of radiologists and why they need to take more of a leadership role in healthcare.
Philips displays new spectral CT, MRI technology
December 3, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is highlighting a number of new technologies in its booth at RSNA 2014, including spectral CT and a new 1.5-tesla MRI scanner, as well as advancements in ultrasound, molecular imaging, and interventional x-ray.
Radiologists face constant interruptions during daily work
December 3, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Radiologists are constantly interrupted during their normal daily workflow in the reading room, which could have significant implications for patient care, according to a study presented at RSNA 2014 on Wednesday.
Trauma CT experts unveil fresh data on accident fatalities
December 3, 2014 -- In all trauma cases, there is a higher incidence of upper cervical fractures compared with lower ones, and pedestrians involved in fatal accidents are far more likely than cyclists to suffer a cervical fracture, Swiss researchers reported at RSNA 2014.
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