RSNA 2017 News
RSNA 2017 NEWS
Smartphone addiction causes brain chemistry imbalance
November 30, 2017 -- Smartphones are nearly ubiquitous these days, but it may be wise -- for your brain's sake -- to avoid overusing these powerful devices. In a presentation on November 30 at the RSNA 2017 meeting, researchers shared evidence that addiction to smartphones and the internet can create an imbalance in brain chemistry.  Discuss
Medical images reveal toll of opioid epidemic
November 30, 2017 -- The epidemic of opioid abuse is taking a heavy toll across the U.S., one that's become evident to emergency radiologists who are seeing the daily damage in medical images, according to a November 30 presentation at the RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Appetite controls disrupted in obese teens' brains
November 30, 2017 -- Brazilian researchers using diffusion-tensor MRI found that obese teens have disrupted connectivity in regions of the brain that regulate appetite, according to a presentation delivered at the RSNA 2017 meeting.  Discuss
Study finds gadolinium retention causes no neurologic harm
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Gadolinium accumulation in the brain after an MRI scan does not degrade a person's overall neurologic or neurocognitive performance, nor does it significantly affect the natural progression of cognitive decline, according to a new study presented on Wednesday at RSNA 2017.  Discuss
Philips highlights MRI, CT, and augmented radiology at RSNA
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is demonstrating a new value-oriented MRI scanner for international markets, an upgrade to its spectral CT platform, and new gamma cameras in its booth at RSNA 2017. The vendor is also giving attendees a look at the future of augmented radiology, as well as new relationships in 3D printing.  Discuss
Tablet-controlled CT scanners lead Siemens products at RSNA
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - An extension of its tablet-controlled Somatom go CT concept into new price points, a new flagship mammography system, and a new product launch for MRI scans of the knee are among the highlights in the RSNA 2017 booth of Siemens Healthineers.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2017: Is the future of radiology augmented?
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - The rapid proliferation of new technologies in healthcare is prompting some to predict that radiologists of the future will practice in a discipline that's augmented by artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other techniques that maximize their capabilities. We discuss radiology's augmented future with Dr. Jesse Courtier of the University of California, San Francisco.  Discuss
Deep learning can quantify CAC on low-dose CT
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - A deep-learning algorithm can automatically calculate coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores from lung cancer screening CT exams and facilitate risk stratification in these patients, according to research presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2017.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2017: Women in radiology -- What's being done?
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - By all accounts, radiology is a great medical specialty for women. In fact, it's one of the few medical disciplines in which female and male academic physicians make the same salaries. But why aren't more female medical students picking radiology, and what can be done about it? We speak to Dr. Amy Kotsenas of the Mayo Clinic and Mini Peiris from IT developer Ambra Health about the topic.  Discuss
How effective is ER ultrasound for breast abscesses?
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Breast abscesses are one of the few breast-specific emergencies that require urgent treatment in the emergency room (ER), and ultrasound is used to diagnose them. But is it effective? Perhaps not enough, according to research presented on Tuesday at the RSNA 2017 meeting.  Discuss
RSNA 2017 Scientific & Educational Presentations
November 13, 2017 -- Radiography is medical imaging's first modality, but over a century after its discovery it's still going strong, with new technologies and clinical applications giving x-ray a renewed sense of vibrancy. At RSNA 2017, one of the most exciting technologies will be artificial intelligence.
November 9, 2017 -- RSNA 2017 might be remembered as the annual meeting when women's imaging took a quantum leap forward with the burgeoning utilization of artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and computer-aided detection/diagnosis.
November 8, 2017 -- RSNA 2017 is almost here, and considering all the developments in advanced visualization that have taken place this past year, the timing couldn't be better. Numerous workshops, courses, and presentations in McCormick Place will cover the basics of 3D printing and how to incorporate it into medical practice.
November 7, 2017 -- At the upcoming RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago, you'll hear variations on the key theme of how ultrasound in its various forms helps clinicians diagnose disease, stage treatment, and track healing. Technologies under discussion will range from shear-wave elastography and contrast-enhanced ultrasound to MRI-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound, just to name a few.
November 6, 2017 -- Our next destination on the Road to RSNA is a stop in artificial intelligence (AI) for a preview of this year's presentations on AI in medical imaging, including machine learning, deep learning, and computer-aided detection/diagnosis. If you thought AI had taken off at RSNA 2016, you haven't seen anything yet.
November 2, 2017 -- At RSNA 2017, researchers are highlighting the most advanced CT methods to refine diagnoses, track diseases, and even predict the onset of adverse events. The unending pursuit of CT image quality will be one of the key themes of this year's conference.
November 1, 2017 -- MRI might be considered a mature modality, but researchers and clinicians are constantly exploring new avenues for the decades-old imaging technology. RSNA 2017 will feature presentations on multiparametric MRI, hybrid multidimensional MRI, and new sequences for metal artifact reduction.
October 31, 2017 -- Scientific sessions in women's imaging at RSNA 2017 will range from classic research on the effectiveness of breast cancer screening to cutting-edge studies on the use of advanced technologies such as deep learning to improve breast cancer detection.
October 30, 2017 -- Welcome to the first installment of this year's Road to RSNA preview of the RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago. For the ninth 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, cybersecurity, clinical decision support, radiation dose-monitoring software, structured reporting, analytics, and issues regarding patient access to radiology results.