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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.
Video from RSNA 2014: Dr. Daniel Kopans on the breast screening controversy
December 3, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Dr. Daniel Kopans of Massachusetts General Hospital discusses with AuntMinnie.com at RSNA 2014 what he believes is the ongoing effort to deny women access to mammography screening based on scientifically flawed publications in medical journals.
MRI helps predict return to action for injured soccer players
December 3, 2014 -- CHICAGO - The best way to determine how long it will take a professional soccer player with a thigh-muscle injury to return to the field is by evaluating certain key MRI results, according to a German study presented at the RSNA 2014 meeting.
Video from RSNA 2014: Dr. Richard Duszak Jr. on changes in radiology
December 3, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Dr. Richard Duszak Jr., from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and Emory University, talks with AuntMinnie.com about the changing trends at RSNA 2014 and with radiology, such as the shift in focus from technology to patients and delivery systems.
TMIST: Coming soon to a center near you?
December 3, 2014 -- CHICAGO - In many cases, testifying to the benefits of digital breast tomosynthesis is like preaching to the choir: There's no need to win over any skeptics in the room. But the fact is that tomosynthesis data come from a limited number of studies, all conducted with a single device and many performed at a single site.
Texture analysis sorts out indecipherable kidney lesions
December 3, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have found a way to differentiate benign from malignant kidney lesions with great accuracy, solving a problem that has defied solutions since the advent of CT.
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