The good, the bad, and the ugly in the digital age
November 27, 2016 -- It's a digital age, and radiology has some important experiences to share as the healthcare enterprise continues to integrate technology into the practice of medicine, Dr. Robert Wachter, chair of the department of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, told attendees at the opening session of RSNA 2016 in Chicago.
Siemens launches line of tablet-controlled CT scanners
November 27, 2016 -- Siemens Healthineers is launching a new line of value-based CT scanners at this week's RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago. Called Somatom go, the systems are novel in that scanner functions can be controlled using a tablet computer, freeing technologists from the operator's console and creating a more mobile workflow.
Online literacy tools spell change in UAE
November 25, 2016 -- New research from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) designed to gauge whether audiovisual e-resources can help patients understand imaging procedures before undergoing examinations has led to validation of these aids among radiology staff.
More than one-third of emergency head CTs unnecessary
November 23, 2016 -- More than one-third of head CT scans performed on emergency department patients are unnecessary, according to a new study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Studies at RSNA offer new insights into Zika's spread
November 23, 2016 -- Three scientific studies from Brazil to be presented at next week's RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago will offer new insights into the Zika virus, the notorious infection that has a particularly devastating effect on pregnant women and their babies.
DTI shows how music could help kids with autism, ADHD
November 23, 2016 -- Diffusion-tensor MR images (DTI-MRI) of the brain have revealed that taking music lessons increases brain fiber connections in children and may help those with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The findings are scheduled for presentation on November 30 at RSNA 2016.
Virtual reality takes prenatal imaging to new heights
November 22, 2016 -- Brazilian researchers are vaulting over conventional fetal imaging techniques with a virtual reality system that brings realism to the interaction between a fetus and its parents, according to a study to be presented at the RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago.
Adolescent obesity boosts risk of permanent bone loss
November 22, 2016 -- Obese teenagers are at higher risk of permanent bone loss, according to research from Boston being presented on Monday, November 28, at the RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago.
Are chest x-rays still useful for syncope patients?
November 22, 2016 -- Should emergency medicine physicians still order chest x-rays for patients presenting with syncope? A new study published in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine answers that question with a qualified yes -- provided the x-ray exams are ordered judiciously.
Image perception researchers ready RSNA 2016 tests
November 22, 2016 -- What do radiologists see when they look at an image? What factors cause them to change conclusions or search patterns? RSNA is teaming up with the U.S. National Cancer Institute and researchers around the world to conduct image perception research during RSNA 2016 in Chicago.