Are clinicians overusing CTA for carotid stenosis?
December 9, 2019 -- The use of CT angiography (CTA) as the first-line imaging exam for carotid artery stenosis has increased nearly threefold during the past several years, raising concerns over growing patient costs and radiation exposure, according to a study presented on Friday at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
Participation in CT lung screening reaches new heights
December 5, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Years of outreach and awareness campaigns appear to be paying off for CT lung cancer screening in a big way: The participation rate among eligible individuals in the U.S. has increased by as much as sevenfold in recent years, according to a presentation on Wednesday at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
Philips places emphasis on AI at RSNA 2019
December 4, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is putting a major emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI) in its booth at RSNA 2019, showing technology designed to improve workflow and help customers choose from a range of AI algorithms to analyze medical images.  Discuss
Imaging experts give insight on vaping-related lung injury
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - The diagnosis of electronic cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury on imaging exams continues to evolve as reports of new cases emerge daily. A panel of experts on the subject shared their insights into the epidemic in a special interest session at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
Portable head CT, AI for MRI pace Siemens at RSNA
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - A new portable head CT scanner on wheels, artificial intelligence (AI) tools for MRI, and a premium shared-services ultrasound scanner are among the RSNA 2019 highlights for Siemens Healthineers this week.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2019: Reducing radiation dose in medical imaging
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Is radiology making progress in reducing the radiation dose used in medical imaging exams? Maybe, but there is still much work to be done, according to Dr. Rebecca Smith-Bindman of the University of California, San Francisco.  Discuss
AI spots heart disease on CT lung screening exams
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Low-dose CT lung screening exams aren't just useful for finding lung cancer. With help from an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, these studies can also be used for opportunistic screening for heart disease, according to research presented Tuesday at the RSNA 2019 meeting.  Discuss
Scanning the pharaohs: Ancient Egypt comes to Chicago
December 3, 2019 -- Ever wondered what it's like to work as a paleoradiologist? Hundreds of RSNA 2019 delegates found out on Tuesday, when a leading expert in imaging of ancient Egyptian mummies and other antiquities played a central role in a plenary session about the achievements of the country's radiologists.  Discuss
Researchers present perils of e-scootering at RSNA 2019
December 3, 2019 -- The recent surge in electric scooter use in major U.S. cities has led to marked increases in various scooter-related injuries. Researchers from Indiana discussed the presentation of these injuries on CT scans and x-ray images at the RSNA 2019 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2019: Vaping and lung disease
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - The connection between e-cigarette vaping and a series of mysterious lung ailments in young people has mystified healthcare providers and the public alike. We talked with Dr. Seth Kligerman of the University of California, San Diego on the phenomenon and how radiologists can recognize it.  Discuss