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.
Video from RSNA 2014: Dr. Elliot Fishman on social media and radiology
December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Dr. Elliot Fishman from Johns Hopkins University talks about social media with AuntMinnie.com at RSNA 2014 and why it is important that radiologists get involved.
GE revives Signa MRI brand, launches CT and DBT
December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - The return of its storied Signa brand in MRI, a new family of Revolution CT scanners, and a new digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) system with market clearance are among the new product introductions at RSNA 2014 for multimodality vendor GE Healthcare.
Video from RSNA 2014: Dr. Larry Muroff on hot topics in radiology
December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Dr. Larry Muroff, president and CEO of Imaging Consultants, discusses hot topics in radiology, including declining reimbursement, the job market, and the number of radiology residency spots, with AuntMinnie.com at RSNA 2014.
CT with 3D printing helps visualize face transplantation
December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - CT images are helpful for planning a complicated surgery, but physicians say that being able to hold a patient's skull in their hands makes surgical planning for face transplantation much easier. And this can be accomplished with 3D printing technology, researchers explained at the RSNA 2014 meeting.
Risk-based screening misses more than 75% of breast cancers
December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - A risk-based approach to screening mammography -- that is, limiting screening to women with a very strong family history of breast cancer or extremely dense breasts -- would reduce by more than 75% the number of screen-detected cancers in younger women, according to study results to be presented on Thursday.
Motion casts bigger shadow than iterative recon on calcium scores
December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Fast-moving coronary arteries exert a huge influence on coronary calcium scores, but not all scores go in the same direction, according to a study from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
Video from RSNA 2014: Dr. Ella Kazerooni on CT lung cancer screening
December 1, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Dr. Ella Kazerooni discusses CT lung cancer screening with AuntMinnie.com at RSNA 2014. She talks about the recent U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services coverage decision, details its controversial aspects, and offers advice and resources for imaging facilities.
Brain connection changes could serve as Alzheimer's biomarker
December 1, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Studying how the brain makes -- or fails to make -- connections could produce a new imaging biomarker for Alzheimer's disease, potentially allowing patients to be diagnosed earlier and to receive treatment sooner, according to a study presented on Monday at RSNA 2014.
ER imaging rates are up, but is that a bad thing?
December 1, 2014 -- CHICAGO - In contrast to Medicare outpatient imaging trends, imaging use in the emergency department has continued to grow. But that may not be a bad thing, according to a presentation given on Sunday at the RSNA 2014 conference.