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.
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.
Study finds patients like radiology records in the cloud December 3, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Patients who responded to a survey appear to like the idea that they and their doctors can directly access medical records and images from the cloud, according to results presented at this week's RSNA 2014 meeting.
Siemens RSNA highlights cover MRI, CT, US December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Siemens Healthcare is promoting a range of new technologies in its booth at RSNA 2014, including a 1.5-tesla MRI scanner, a single-source CT scanner optimized for spectral imaging, and ultrasound and interventional x-ray enhancements.
Geographic variations don't necessarily signify imaging overuse December 2, 2014 -- Geographic variations in imaging use do not necessarily mean that these services are being overused, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Rather, other factors, such as how care is structured in a system and how physicians are paid, may come into play.
iPad can replace mouse for driving PACS workstation December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Tired of using a mouse to control your PACS workstation software? Thanks to its touchscreen interface, an iPad is capable of handling this task, researchers from Stanford University reported on Monday at RSNA 2014.
Video from RSNA 2014: Dr. David C. Levin on trends in radiology December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Dr. David C. Levin from Thomas Jefferson University discusses important trends in radiology, particularly the new era of imaging price transparency and what it means for imaging facilities, with AuntMinnie.com at RSNA 2014.
DBT finds 30% more cancer than mammo in dense breast tissue December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to full-field digital mammography improves cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue by 30% versus mammography alone, according to research presented on Tuesday at the RSNA 2014 meeting.