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Siemens RSNA launches include Force CT scanner, angio unit
December 4, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Siemens Healthcare is launching a range of new products at this week's RSNA meeting, including the third generation of its dual-source CT architecture, a new angiography system, and a major ultrasound technology upgrade.
Breast tomosynthesis, density research highlighted at RSNA
December 4, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Study findings on the benefits of digital breast tomosynthesis and how tissue density affects a woman's breast cancer risk as she ages were highlighted on Tuesday at the RSNA meeting.
CT screening: Few ground-glass nodules go rogue, but 10% grow
December 4, 2013 -- CHICAGO - A large Japanese lung cancer screening study found that few solid ground-glass nodules 5 mm and smaller grow to become invasive adenocarcinomas -- even when followed for five years or longer, according to a Tuesday presentation at RSNA 2013.
Germany's rising stars step into limelight at RSNA
December 4, 2013 -- CHICAGO - More than 30 of Germany's brightest researchers have grabbed the opportunity to display their talents to a global audience at RSNA 2013 in a lavish government-funded initiative.
For tomosynthesis, 2D synthetic images could replace FFDM
December 3, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Synthetically reconstructed 2D images with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) was comparable to conventional 2D mammography with DBT for breast cancer screening, in a study presented on Tuesday at the RSNA conference.
Viewing angle affects spatial resolution on mobile displays
December 3, 2013 -- CHICAGO - The spatial resolution of mobile device displays depends, albeit subtly, on their viewing angle, a group from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has found. Details of the study were presented on Monday at RSNA 2013.
Radioimmunotherapy shows promise for curing HIV infection
December 3, 2013 -- CHICAGO - New York researchers have found that radioimmunotherapy offers a strategy for curing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, according to a study highlighted on Tuesday at the RSNA 2013 meeting.
7T MRA delves deeper into intracranial aneurysms
December 3, 2013 -- CHICAGO - If and when it is ready for routine clinical use, 7-tesla time-of-flight MR angiography (MRA) will provide "superior assessment" of aneurysms and related vessel features, according to a study presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2013.
New Revolution CT scanner paces GE's RSNA introductions
December 3, 2013 -- CHICAGO - A new CT scanner called Revolution that acquires 16 cm of data per rotation is the RSNA 2013 highlight for GE Healthcare. The vendor is also showcasing women's imaging, a rebranding of its automated breast ultrasound technology, and a new angiography system with large-format digital detectors.
Calcium scores rise and fall based on scanner vendor
December 3, 2013 -- CHICAGO - What's your coronary calcium score? The answer may well depend on who made your CT scanner, according to a Monday session at RSNA 2013. Dutch researchers who scanned cadaver hearts were surprised to see up to a 25% difference in scores, depending on which scanner was reporting the results.
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