Gaming console might help produce better x-rays December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - The gaming console your children use to destroy alien villains on distant fictional planets may help radiologists improve the quality of x-rays, researchers reported at the annual RSNA conference.
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.
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.
Tomo-CAD combo targets lung cancer screening November 23, 2015 -- What if you had a lung cancer screening modality that was better than x-ray and nearly as good as CT, but with less radiation and expense? Researchers from Hungary are investigating the idea with a digital tomosynthesis system that they assembled themselves, along with homegrown computer-aided detection (CAD) software.
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.
Simulator training helps nonrads read chest x-rays November 10, 2015 -- Nonradiologists can be taught to better detect nodules on chest radiographs using a training program that simulates a real-world radiology environment, rather than through more traditional didactic methods, according to a new study in the November Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Use criteria cut unnecessary heart interventions November 9, 2015 -- Appropriate use criteria for coronary revascularization have been effective in reducing the number of inappropriate percutaneous coronary interventions performed, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
How CT unraveled curiosities of King Tut October 14, 2015 -- Ancient Egypt was a great civilization, but what made it great? Investigations on the mummies, including the famous case of Tutankhamun, have provided some answers. In an exclusive interview, Dr. Ashraf Selim speaks about his fascinating work and how CT shed new light on King Tut.
Hospital slashes response time for stat mobile x-ray October 13, 2015 -- A Texas hospital was able to cut radiologic technologist response time to 10 minutes for orders for stat mobile x-ray exams from the facility's medical intensive care unit, according to a September 29 article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Choosing Wisely drives down imaging use -- sometimes October 12, 2015 -- The Choosing Wisely initiative seems to have successfully reduced unnecessary utilization of two imaging exams in the U.S. that appeared on a list of overused medical tests, according to a study published October 12 in JAMA Internal Medicine. But two other questionable imaging tests saw no decline.