Video from RSNA 2014: Dr. Daniel Kopans on breast screening controversy
December 3, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Dr. Daniel Kopans of Massachusetts General Hospital discusses with AuntMinnie.com at RSNA 2014 what he believes is the ongoing effort to deny women access to mammography screening based on scientifically flawed publications in medical journals.
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.
Diabetic patients should take heed of mild coronary artery disease
December 3, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Patients with diabetes who also have mild coronary artery disease have a similar risk of major cardiac events as diabetic patients with single-vessel obstructive disease, researchers from Canada reported at RSNA 2014.
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.