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.
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.
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.
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.