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MRI links blood flow to brain development in preterm babies
December 5, 2017 -- Based on alterations in cerebral blood flow in key brain regions, MR images may provide an early warning sign of abnormal brain development in very premature infants, according to a prospective study published online December 3 in the Journal of Pediatrics.  Discuss
FDA releases guidance on 3D printing of medical products
December 4, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 4 released a new set of recommendations for creating medical products using 3D printers. The guidance details the agency's stance on device design, testing, and quality system requirements.  Discuss
CCTA readings differ between core labs and local sites
December 4, 2017 -- When coronary CT angiography (CCTA) images are viewed at a core laboratory, the chance of a stenosis being identified as significant is less than when readers at the local institution look at the same scans of patients with stable chest pain, researchers reported at RSNA 2017 last week.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2017: New MagnetVision app helps assess MRI energy fields
December 1, 2017 -- CHICAGO - When it comes to MRI safety, wouldn't it be great if you knew exactly where the magnetic fields are strongest when you're scanning patients? Well, now there's an app for that. Dr. Emanuel Kanal of the University of Pittsburgh talks about his new MagnetVision app in a video interview from RSNA 2017.  Discuss
3D-printed prosthetics improve surgery for hearing loss
December 1, 2017 -- Using customized 3D-printed middle ear prosthetics can improve the accuracy of surgical intervention in patients with conductive hearing loss, according to a study presented this week at the RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Machine learning can help predict KRAS mutation status
November 30, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Machine learning and quantitative MRI features can assist in predicting the KRAS mutation status of tumors in patients with metastatic colon cancer, according to research presented on Wednesday at the RSNA 2017 meeting.  Discuss
Radiologists now use CCTA more than cardiologists do
November 30, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Cardiologists have long contended the management of cardiac imaging by radiologists, including the use of coronary CT angiography (CCTA). However, a study presented on Thursday at RSNA 2017 revealed that radiologists now perform CCTA more frequently than cardiologists do.  Discuss
The 2017 PACSman Awards: Old MacDonald had a farm -- AI, AI, oh
November 30, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Anywhere you saw a crowd of people at this year's RSNA meeting, you knew there was a demo or presentation on artificial intelligence (AI), says Michael J. Cannavo, aka the PACSman. He offers his take on the meeting and some of the hits and misses in his ever-popular PACSman Awards.  Discuss
Use rates of diagnostic imaging on the rise
November 30, 2017 -- CHICAGO - After years of steady decline, use rates for noninvasive diagnostic imaging have begun to rise again, according to research presented this week at the RSNA 2017 conference.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2017: New program promotes quality in radiology
November 30, 2017 -- CHICAGO - With its big, expensive scanners that can cost millions of dollars, radiology is a frequent target of efforts to reduce unnecessary healthcare costs. But what if radiology learned to police itself? Dr. Pamela Johnson of Johns Hopkins University and Dr. Yoshimi Anzai of the University of Utah discuss their efforts to promote quality in radiology by reducing unnecessary imaging  Discuss
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