Shear-wave elastography aids monitoring of tendinopathy
December 15, 2015 -- Shear-wave elastography performs better than B-mode and power Doppler ultrasound for evaluating tendinopathy and helping to assess treatment response, German researchers recently reported at the RSNA 2015 meeting in Chicago.
Case report: Conjoined twins -- thoraco-omphalopagus (type A)
December 10, 2015 -- In this case report, radiologists from Tikrit University College of Medicine in Iraq describe the case of conjoined twins discovered by routine transabdominal ultrasound examination at 16-weeks gestation. They were joined at the chest and the abdomen and had one functional heart.
App-based US, spectral CT pace Philips RSNA launches
December 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - New technologies being highlighted by Philips Healthcare at RSNA 2015 include its novel Lumify app-based ultrasound model, as well as a CT scanner designed to make spectral scanning more routine.
Big-data cloud launch spearheads GE RSNA news
December 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - The launch of a new service for analyzing healthcare data in the cloud is spearheading the product introductions by GE Healthcare at this week's RSNA 2015 meeting. Other introductions include new ultrasound and CT systems.
Ultrasound offers insight into knuckle-cracking debate
December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - An audible crack is accompanied by a distinct flash of brightness -- or so it goes when a person cracks his or her knuckles while being scanned via ultrasound, according to researchers from California. They shared their conclusions about the common sound at this week's RSNA meeting.
Siemens RSNA launches range from x-ray to PET/CT
December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - At this week's RSNA 2015 meeting, Siemens Healthcare is unveiling a range of new imaging technologies, from a robotic x-ray room to a new entry-level PET/CT scanner. The firm is also talking up a regulatory clearance for CT lung cancer screening that it received just before the show opened.
Screening US spots thyroid cancer in healthy people
November 30, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Screening ultrasound in asymptomatic healthy people can be useful for detecting early-stage thyroid cancer, and in South Korea at least, it can be done at a relatively low societal cost, according to research presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2015.
Toshiba RSNA highlights include new CT, US scanners
November 30, 2015 -- CHICAGO - At this week's RSNA 2015 meeting, Toshiba America Medical Systems is highlighting new entry-level CT and ultrasound scanners, as well as a new multipurpose radiography/fluoroscopy system, a major upgrade for its 3-tesla MRI line, and an upgrade for its CT/angiography room.
Practice of Ultrasound: Part 25 -- Evidence-based US
November 25, 2015 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the 25th in a series of columns on the practice of ultrasound from Dr. Jason Birnholz, one of the pioneers of the modality. In this installment, Dr. Birnholz discusses a unique interpretation of evidence-based practice, as well as his hopes for ultrasound's future.
Skip abdominal x-ray for pediatric intussusception
November 20, 2015 -- There's no need to use abdominal radiography to diagnose pediatric intussusception -- ultrasound is better, and it does not expose children to radiation, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Surgery International.