New device combines ABUS, DBT for better breast imaging
December 18, 2020 -- A prototype device combining 3D automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) performed well in a feasibility study published on December 12 in European Radiology. The system identified 97% of cancers and added only about a minute to the DBT exam time. Read More
US microbubble destruction may improve TARE response
December 15, 2020 -- Patients with a common form of liver cancer experienced better treatment outcomes in a recent study when clinicians paired transarterial radioembolization (TARE) with microbubble destruction by ultrasound (US) waves, according to early results published on December 15 in Radiology. Read More
Pandemic makes ultrasound a practice staple in Italy
December 11, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has driven internal medicine physicians in Italy to increasingly rely on ultrasound as part of their daily physical examinations, according to a webinar corresponding with the Acoustical Society of America virtual meeting this week. Read More
Elastography shows promise for rotator cuff tears
December 4, 2020 -- Ultrasound with a shear-wave elastography technique was comparable to MRI for preoperative evaluation of rotator cuff tears, according to a Thursday presentation at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting. Elastography measurements showed moderate correlation with MR metrics in the 60-patient study. Read More
Handheld ultrasound is invaluable for COVID-19 imaging
December 3, 2020 -- Handheld ultrasound scanners are invaluable tools for performing imaging in patients with COVID-19, according to a Wednesday presentation at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting. While CT is the optimal imaging modality for COVID-19, radiologists should consider adding ultrasound to their pandemic imaging arsenal, according to a Chinese researcher. Read More
COVID-19 has far-reaching, nonpulmonary effects
December 2, 2020 -- Although COVID-19 typically manifests as a respiratory illness, the disease can affect many nonpulmonary body systems, according to a presentation delivered Monday afternoon at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting. Read More
New x-ray systems mark Siemens exhibit at RSNA 2020
December 2, 2020 -- A slate of new x-ray systems, including a digital radiography system, a dual-purpose radiography and fluoroscopy system, and a mobile C-arm, are among the highlights in the virtual booth of Siemens Healthineers at this week's RSNA 2020 virtual meeting. Read More
GE products at RSNA 2020 include AI-enhanced imaging
December 1, 2020 -- GE Healthcare is demonstrating a slate of new imaging technologies at this week's virtual RSNA 2020 meeting, including the latest version of its interventional imaging platform, a new 3D mobile C-arm, and an array of products enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI). Read More
MRI, ultrasound diagnose post-COVID-19 muscle weakness
December 1, 2020 -- A combination of MR neurography and ultrasound could help clinicians better diagnose what is causing some recovered COVID-19 patients to continue to experience chronic pain, numbness, or weakness in their hands or limbs, according to commentary published December 1 in Radiology. Read More
Canon touts wide-bore CT, AI for PET/CT at RSNA 2020
November 29, 2020 -- A new CT scanner with a wide 90-cm bore, new applications for artificial intelligence (AI)-based reconstruction of PET/CT, and cardiac spectral CT in a single heartbeat are among the highlights in the booth of Canon Medical Systems USA at this week's virtual RSNA 2020 show. Read More