CT with 3D printing helps visualize face transplantation
December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - CT images are helpful for planning a complicated surgery, but physicians say that being able to hold a patient's skull in their hands makes surgical planning for face transplantation much easier. And this can be accomplished with 3D printing technology, researchers explained at the RSNA 2014 meeting.
Risk-based screening misses more than 75% of breast cancers
December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - A risk-based approach to screening mammography -- that is, limiting screening to women with a very strong family history of breast cancer or extremely dense breasts -- would reduce by more than 75% the number of screen-detected cancers in younger women, according to study results to be presented on Thursday.
Motion casts bigger shadow than iterative recon on calcium scores
December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Fast-moving coronary arteries exert a huge influence on coronary calcium scores, but not all scores go in the same direction, according to a study from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
Video from RSNA 2014: Dr. Ella Kazerooni on CT lung cancer screening
December 1, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Dr. Ella Kazerooni discusses CT lung cancer screening with at RSNA 2014. She talks about the recent U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services coverage decision, details its controversial aspects, and offers advice and resources for imaging facilities.
Brain connection changes could serve as Alzheimer's biomarker
December 1, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Studying how the brain makes -- or fails to make -- connections could produce a new imaging biomarker for Alzheimer's disease, potentially allowing patients to be diagnosed earlier and to receive treatment sooner, according to a study presented on Monday at RSNA 2014.
ER imaging rates are up, but is that a bad thing?
December 1, 2014 -- CHICAGO - In contrast to Medicare outpatient imaging trends, imaging use in the emergency department has continued to grow. But that may not be a bad thing, according to a presentation given on Sunday at the RSNA 2014 conference.
Video from RSNA 2014: Dr. Paul Chang on imaging informatics and radiology
December 1, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Dr. Paul Chang of the University of Chicago discusses the role of imaging informatics in the new environment of healthcare that radiology is facing with at RSNA 2014.
Toshiba RSNA highlights include PET/CT, angio, and 3T MRI
December 1, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Among the highlights in the RSNA 2014 booth of Toshiba America Medical Systems are a new PET/CT scanner, a new interventional x-ray system, a redesigned 3-tesla MRI magnet, and a new upgrade for the company's ultrasound scanner line.
Trove of lung cancers seen among poor -- but too late?
December 1, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Radiologists from the Bronx who took a rare look at a typically underserved poor community found substantially more lung cancers than have been seen in other studies, including the National Lung Screening Trial.
Irish give top tips for dying art of plain film
December 1, 2014 -- A common view is that chest x-rays are boring and tough to read, yet spotting an abnormality brings huge satisfaction, and radiologists with strong plain film skills often are highly valued, according to Irish researchers presenting at RSNA 2014.
DTI-MRI shows brain changes in high-school football players
December 1, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) showed measurable changes in the brain's white matter in high-school football players after just one season, even though there were no signs of concussion among the athletes, according to a study presented on Monday at RSNA 2014.
Innovation, patient-focused care can drive radiology
November 30, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Combining radiology's historical strength in research and discovery with a new focus on patient care will position RSNA and radiology for the next 100 years of service to the world, RSNA President Dr. N. Reed Dunnick told attendees at the opening session of the society's 100th annual meeting.
Post-Connecticut, how is breast ultrasound performing?
November 30, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Five years after the first breast density notification law was passed in Connecticut, 18 other states have inked their own versions of the legislation. In this context, how is screening breast ultrasound actually performing? The results are mixed, according to research presented on Sunday at RSNA 2014.
Start-up RadLogics to offer cloud-based image analysis
November 30, 2014 -- A new Silicon Valley start-up called RadLogics is combining big data image analysis with cloud-based technology to offer radiologists a tool to support the image interpretation process. RadLogics is demonstrating its technology to RSNA 2014 attendees in preparation for a product launch in early 2015.
DWI adds little to PET/MRI for female pelvic malignancies
November 30, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Adding diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) to FDG-PET/MRI to stage women with primary or recurrent pelvic malignancies contributes minimal value and is not worth the additional scan time, according to a study from Germany presented on Sunday at RSNA 2014.
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