iPad up for task of assessing pulmonary nodules
November 29, 2011 -- CHICAGO - Apple's iPad appears feasible for use by radiologists in assessing pulmonary nodules, according to a study from Italy presented on Tuesday at the RSNA 2011 meeting.
Siemens beefs up CT line, launches ultrasound system
November 29, 2011 -- CHICAGO - A pair of new CT scanners is pacing the RSNA 2011 product introductions from Siemens Healthcare. The company is also promoting Biograph PET/CT and its new Acuson S1000 ultrasound system, and is demonstrating new product launches in healthcare informatics, digital radiography, and interventional radiology.
PET/CT prevents dissections for head and neck cancer patients
November 29, 2011 -- CHICAGO - Using F-18 FDG-PET/CT scans to evaluate the response of patients who received chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer can prevent unnecessary dissections for some, researchers from the U.K. and the U.S. said at an RSNA 2011 scientific session.
MRI rules supreme in postoperative knee, but challenges remain
November 29, 2011 -- CHICAGO - Advances in procedures such as knee replacement, ligamentous reconstruction, and articular cartilage and meniscus repair have led to rapid growth in open and arthroscopic knee surgery. This has heightened demand for postoperative MRI, yet the topic is barely covered in the literature, according to Swiss researchers.
Mammography, CT, PET/MRI pace Philips RSNA product debuts
November 29, 2011 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is highlighting its renewed push in mammography in its RSNA booth, as well as new product introductions in CT and the ongoing development of its PET/MRI program, which got a boost with a key regulatory clearance before the show.
Non-DICOM-compliant CDs are increasingly common
November 29, 2011 -- CHICAGO - The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, has experienced a disconcerting increase over the past four years in the number of outside image CDs that fail to conform to the DICOM standard, according to a study presented on Monday at the RSNA 2011 meeting.
Study shows advanced imaging growth coming to an end
November 29, 2011 -- CHICAGO - The rapid rise in the early 2000s of utilization of advanced imaging modalities such as CT, MRI, and nuclear medicine has come to an end, according to researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
Pay attention! A different brain pathway for kids with ADHD
November 29, 2011 -- CHICAGO - Researchers employing functional MRI have found that children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may show different brain activity patterns when processing visual attention information.
AMA president: Radiologists face income 'triple jeopardy'
November 28, 2011 -- CHICAGO - The failure of the congressional "supercommittee" puts radiologists, in particular, in triple jeopardy for income cuts, warned the president of the American Medical Association (AMA) in a plenary speech at this week's RSNA 2011 meeting.
New angio system leads GE's RSNA product debuts
November 28, 2011 -- CHICAGO - At the top of the agenda in the RSNA 2011 booth of GE Healthcare is a new laser-guided, robotic-controlled interventional angiography system that was unveiled with fanfare at this week's meeting. Also featured are patient-controlled environments for mammography and MRI, a new mobile x-ray system, and a new entry in the vendor's PET/CT product line.
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