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Video from RSNA 2017: Gadolinium retention debate takes center stage
November 28, 2017 -- CHICAGO - When action movie star Chuck Norris earlier this month filed suit against firms involved in the distribution of gadolinium-based contrast agents, he put a human face on the gadolinium retention issue. MRI safety expert Dr. Emanuel Kanal of the University of Pittsburgh discusses the latest findings in what's known about gadolinium safety in this video.  Discuss
Cybersecurity remains a problem in radiology
November 28, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Nearly 3,000 DICOM servers worldwide remain open and unsecured against external data access, representing a considerable ongoing cybersecurity threat to radiology, according to a presentation on Monday at the RSNA 2017 conference.  Discuss
How accurate are SRU guidelines for advanced fibrosis?
November 28, 2017 -- CHICAGO - How dependable are guidelines from the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) for evaluating advanced fibrosis in patients with cirrhosis? There's room for improvement, according to research delivered on Monday at the RSNA 2017 meeting.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2017: Perception Lab turns radiologists into research subjects
November 28, 2017 -- CHICAGO - If you want to research the limits of human perception, who better to study than radiologists? That's the philosophy of the Perception Lab, an experiment that will be appearing for the second straight year at RSNA 2017. Jeremy Wolfe, PhD, of Harvard Medical School discusses the lab and how RSNA attendees can participate.  Discuss
Study finds diet is crucial for protecting knees
November 28, 2017 -- Knee cartilage degeneration from osteoarthritis can be slowed in obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight, but only if diet is a component of the weight-loss regimen, according to research presented on November 28 at the RSNA 2017 meeting.  Discuss
Fat distribution linked to heart attack risk
November 28, 2017 -- Where a person's body fat is stored may increase their risk of having a heart attack, a stroke, and diabetes -- and the level of risk may also be influenced by the person's sex, according to research presented on November 28 at the RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
MRI technique may help diagnose migraine headaches
November 28, 2017 -- While painful and often debilitating for patients, migraines can also be difficult to diagnose and differentiate from other types of headaches. An MRI technique may help alleviate that diagnostic challenge, according to research presented on November 28 at the RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
3D printing lowers risk and cost of testing FFR-CT
November 27, 2017 -- CHICAGO - What if there were a low-risk, cost-effective way to validate the numerous fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) technologies in development? Patient-specific 3D-printed coronary models may be the answer, according to a study presented on Monday at RSNA 2017.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2017: How will AI change radiology?
November 27, 2017 -- CHICAGO - The past year has witnessed huge advances in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) for healthcare applications. What impact will this new generation of AI software have on radiology? Dr. Paul Chang of the University of Chicago offers his thoughts in this interview.  Discuss
Researchers resolve PET/MRI issue for epilepsy patients
November 27, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Researchers believe they have overcome the challenge of attenuation correction in PET/MRI to ensure diagnostic image quality in brain scans of patients with medically refractory epilepsy, according to a study presented on Tuesday at the RSNA 2017 annual meeting.  Discuss
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