RSNA 2016 NEWS
Top 5 trends from RSNA 2016 in Chicago
December 15, 2016 -- With McCormick Place in the rearview mirror, it's always useful to take a look back at radiology's showcase conference for signs of trends to come in medical imaging.  Discuss
3D-printed models are accurate for complex lung cancers
December 5, 2016 -- CHICAGO - In one of the first studies to systematically assess the utility of complex 3D-printed models for surgery planning, researchers who printed Pancoast lung cancer tumors found them highly useful for lung cancer surgery planning, with near-perfect fidelity to patient anatomy.  Discuss
How to make the most of private office imaging
December 5, 2016 -- The number of imaging procedures conducted in private offices has gone down, due to a variety of factors. But there are still opportunities for radiologists to offer quality patient care in this setting, according to a presentation given at RSNA 2016 last week.  Discuss
Could wearable devices change practice of radiology?
December 2, 2016 -- CHICAGO - Wearable visual overlay devices such as Google Glass and Microsoft's HoloLens may offer value in a number of radiology applications, according to a poster presentation at the 2016 RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Study suggests short-term sleep loss hurts the heart
December 2, 2016 -- CHICAGO - Using cardiac MRI, researchers from Germany found that going without sleep for a short period of time appeared to affect cardiac function in radiologists. Results of the study were presented at the RSNA annual conference.  Discuss
Food for thought: Rice bodies puzzle MSK experts
December 1, 2016 -- Rice bodies are unique to musculoskeletal (MSK) radiology, but their pathogenesis and significance in articular tissue response to inflammation are still unclear, according to award-winning research from Turkey presented at RSNA 2016.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2016: Why aren't women picking radiology?
December 1, 2016 -- CHICAGO - There are just about as many women as men in medical school, but far fewer female medical trainees are picking radiology as their medical field of choice. What can be done to make radiology more attractive to women? We talk to Dr. Holly Jumper of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to find out.  Discuss
Automated lymph-node segmentation takes on tough task
December 1, 2016 -- CHICAGO - A new automated lymph-node segmentation system applies both neural networks and structured optimization methods to the difficult task of separating lymph nodes from similar surrounding tissues, according to a presentation at the 2016 RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2016: How common is career burnout among radiologists?
December 1, 2016 -- CHICAGO - Under pressure from a variety of forces, many radiologists are reporting higher levels of career burnout. How common is this phenomenon, and how can it be recognized? Dr. Felix Chew of the University of Washington reports on his findings of burnout among musculoskeletal radiologists in this video from RSNA 2016.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 17: Farewell to Chicago
December 1, 2016 -- The Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park is the scene of Andy and Ryan's fond farewell to Chicago as RSNA 2016 draws to a close.  Discuss
Scientific & Educational Presentations
November 10, 2016 -- Presentations at RSNA 2016 will highlight the potential of molecular imaging to advance healthcare in the coming years. The development of novel radiotracers to explore neurodegenerative conditions, the convergence of PET with MRI, and maturing applications in PET and PET/CT continue to guide a wide range of clinical applications.
November 9, 2016 -- At this year's RSNA 2016 meeting, attendees will hear how machine learning could be incorporated into women's imaging, perhaps by improving clinicians' ability to assess a woman's breast cancer risk or even by reducing unnecessary biopsies. Presentations will also cover the use of digital tomosynthesis, MRI, and ultrasound for breast cancer detection, and hot topics include breast density, personalized screening, and the debate over mammography screening.
November 8, 2016 -- The brave new world of advanced visualization, 3D and 4D, and computer-aided detection (CAD) will be on display at RSNA 2016. This year's sessions and courses will cover the evolution of digital visualization and detection tools and the rise of artificial intelligence. Hot topics include 4D flow and imaging, radiogenomics mapping, and 3D printing.
November 7, 2016 -- This Road to RSNA preview takes a look at RSNA 2016's presentations on healthcare IT. Radiation dose monitoring will again be an important area of emphasis at this year's meeting. Investigators are also continuing to seek enhancements in areas related to radiology reporting and clinical decision support.
November 3, 2016 -- Once again at this year's annual meeting of RSNA, researchers and clinicians will offer a myriad of studies and poster presentations to show how they are continually tweaking, expanding, and experimenting with MRI to explore beyond current clinical boundaries.
November 2, 2016 -- At the upcoming RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago, key themes this year will include how ultrasound can help clinicians make better staging or treatment plans, distinguish between benign and malignant lesions, and track healing. Researchers will discuss the use of telerobotic ultrasound to perform abdominal exams, ultrasound tomography for breast imaging, and more.
November 1, 2016 -- At RSNA 2016, CT will mark another year of progress in grabbing useful information from anatomy scanned at ever-lower radiation doses. Spectral imaging, iodine imaging, k-edge imaging, photon-counting CT, iterative reconstruction, and other quantitative imaging techniques are on display in this year's sessions, offering new ways to see data hidden inside images.
October 31, 2016 -- Welcome to the first installment of this year's Road to RSNA preview of the 2016 RSNA meeting in Chicago. For the eighth year in a row, we're providing a modality-by-modality overview of the most important scientific sessions to serve as your guide to events at McCormick Place. Our journey along the Road to RSNA begins with our preview of Imaging Informatics, and specifically PACS, deep learning, and teleradiology.
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