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Allez-y! French charm offensive hits RSNA 2013
December 2, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Gallic genius, flair, and innovation came under the spotlight at the RSNA annual meeting on Monday during a celebration of France's many contributions to cancer imaging. Four experts from France spoke during the special session.
Toshiba RSNA highlights include CT, MRI upgrades
December 2, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Toshiba America Medical Systems is offering RSNA 2013 attendees a look at a wide variety of technologies, including an automated CT scanning mode, dose management for interventional imaging, and productivity enhancements in MRI and ultrasound.
MRI technique shows how energy drinks alter heart function
December 2, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Using a novel cardiac MRI technique, German researchers found significantly increased heart contraction rates in the left ventricle of healthy young adults one hour after they consumed energy drinks, in a study presented on Monday at the RSNA annual meeting.
320-detector-row CT accurate for in-stent restenosis
December 1, 2013 -- CHICAGO - 320-detector-row CT diagnoses in-stent restenosis accurately, even in small stents, researchers from Japan reported in a Sunday session at the RSNA annual meeting.
CAD may help uncover extracolonic findings on CTC studies
December 1, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Computer-aided detection (CAD) technology shows potential for identifying hard-to-find renal calculi and lesions on CT colonography (CTC) exams, according to research presented on Sunday at RSNA 2013.
Patients must know your name, RSNA president urges
December 1, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Patients should be actively encouraged to know the names of their radiologists, and patient-driven care must become a vital part of radiologists' culture, however strange it may seem to them, RSNA 2013 delegates heard during the presidential address at Sunday's opening session.
Shear-wave elastography, ABUS help classify breast lesions
December 1, 2013 -- CHICAGO - High tumor stiffness at shear-wave elastography appears to predict lymph node metastasis in women with invasive breast cancer, and automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) turned in a similar diagnostic performance to handheld ultrasound, according to two studies presented on Sunday at the RSNA meeting.
Breast density advocate Cappello tells her story in JACR
December 1, 2013 -- The driving force behind the breast density notification movement -- Nancy Cappello, PhD -- tells her side of the story in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. In the piece, she rebuts many of the arguments made by critics of mandatory density notification.
Not much to be thankful for in final 2014 MPFS, OPPS rules
November 29, 2013 -- There's not a lot for medical imaging to be thankful for in the new Medicare payment rates for 2014. On November 27, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revealed its estimate of next year's physician payment cut under the sustainable growth rate formula.
Study finds positive radiation dose trends in Iran
November 28, 2013 -- A study of occupational radiation dose and errors in film badge use by CT staff at a university hospital in Iran found that radiation exposure remained low and errors declined over a 20-year period, despite an annual increase in the number of patients undergoing scans.
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