Point-of-care photos of patients enhance portable x-ray
January 20, 2020 -- Taking patient photographs at the point of care to attach them to portable radiographs is technically feasible and also confers numerous advantages for patient care, according to a study published in the January edition of American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
No shield from x-rays: How science is rethinking lead aprons
January 16, 2020 -- CHICAGO - Patients have come to expect a technician to drape their torsos with a heavy lead apron when they get an x-ray, but new thinking among radiologists and medical physicists is upending the decades-old practice of shielding patients from radiation.  Discuss
Virtual reality shows value in x-ray patient positioning
January 13, 2020 -- Virtual reality technology enables student radiographers in Australia to simulate the entire process of acquiring an accurate x-ray exam with greater efficiency and ease than with the standard training method of clinical role-play, according to a study published in the February issue of Radiography.  Discuss
Uncertain findings sabotage x-ray's value for pneumonia
December 23, 2019 -- Has the performance of radiography for detecting pneumonia been overstated? A study in the December edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology suggests that x-ray's sensitivity and specificity drop when uncertain impressions are included.  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
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