Iranians collect RSNA prize for eye research
December 21, 2016 -- A team from Tehran, Iran, scooped a prestigious cum laude award from poster-hall judges at RSNA 2016 for its practical and timely work on what interventional radiologists need to know about retinoblastoma.
Deep learning helps spot CT exams with critical findings
December 20, 2016 -- Deep-learning technology can be a useful tool for identifying cases that contain critical imaging findings, potentially expediting the interpretation of these exams and the communication of results, according to a presentation at the recent RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago.
Is the 5-gauss line of your MRI scanner safely contained?
December 20, 2016 -- The U.S. is currently experiencing an upsurge in sales of preowned MRI equipment. While this is beneficial for the imaging industry and the cost-conscious healthcare economy, it brings with it a number of challenges, namely how to safely install an MRI machine.
Canon completes acquisition of Toshiba Medical
December 19, 2016 -- Canon has completed its acquisition of Toshiba Medical Systems after the deal cleared regulatory approvals in all the countries where the companies operate.
6 tips for top-notch breast cancer risk assessment
December 19, 2016 -- Breast imaging centers are being pressed to offer tailored services beyond imaging that take an individual woman's risk factors into account. So how can a center provide top-notch risk assessment -- that's also feasible? There are six things to consider, according to a talk at the RSNA 2016 meeting.
Breast cancer screening gaps exist for minority women
December 16, 2016 -- Breast cancer screening disparities exist across racial groups in the U.S. -- with possible negative effects on the health of black and Hispanic women, according to a new study published on December 16 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
4 steps to high-quality 3D printing for radiology
December 16, 2016 -- 3D printing has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years with the advent of low-cost consumer-grade printers. And 3D printing's growth in healthcare is helping to boost radiology's reputation as an essential service and the first step in creating highly useful models for surgery, implantation, and education.
Open SESAME: Jordan's bold experiment puts science first
December 16, 2016 -- The international research facility Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) underlines the rapid pace of scientific advancement in the region, but a lack of funds may prevent the project from reaching full capacity.
CMS declines to revisit CT colonography coverage
December 15, 2016 -- In a stunning year-end setback for screening CT colonography, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has turned down a request by advocates for CT colonography to reconsider its 2009 decision not to pay for the imaging-based colon cancer screening exam.
Top 5 trends from RSNA 2016 in Chicago
December 15, 2016 -- With McCormick Place in the rearview mirror, it's always useful to take a look back at radiology's showcase conference for signs of trends to come in medical imaging.
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