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Top 5 trends from RSNA 2018 in Chicago
December 13, 2018 -- Stop us if you've heard this before, but there was a dominant theme at this year's RSNA 2018 meeting in Chicago. And that theme, believe it or not, was artificial intelligence (AI). As at RSNA 2017, sessions on AI and the related topics of machine learning and deep learning dominated the halls of McCormick Place. However, the debate around AI has begun to shift in subtle ways.  Discuss
AR improves operative view for robotic thyroid surgery
December 13, 2018 -- Researchers from South Korea have developed a technique to enhance the safety of robotic thyroidectomy by overlaying augmented reality (AR) models, based on CT scans, directly onto patients during surgery, according to a study published in the December issue of Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research.  Discuss
RSNA 2018 Roundup: Philips Healthcare
December 13, 2018 -- An MRI scanner with sharply lower helium use, a new platform for the development of artificial intelligence algorithms, and a new ceiling-suspended digital radiography system were among the RSNA 2018 highlights in the booth of Philips Healthcare. Learn more in this video slideshow.  Discuss
Dual-energy mammography plus AI could reduce biopsies
December 12, 2018 -- A new mammography technique that uses an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to map the biological tissue composition of tumors on dual-energy mammography images could help reduce unnecessary biopsies, according to a study published online December 11 in Radiology.  Discuss
Patients report long-term gadolinium presence in urine
December 12, 2018 -- New data are raising questions about how long it takes gadolinium to exit the body after MRI scans. Using urine samples, researchers from gadolinium patient advocacy group the Lighthouse Project found elevated levels of gadolinium in patients years after their scans -- levels that exceeded the reference levels of some labs.  Discuss
Ultrasound options abound for diagnosing liver disease
December 12, 2018 -- When it comes to ultrasound, radiologists have a number of options for effectively diagnosing advanced fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease -- as well as "mapping" liver stiffness and tracking liver cancer treatment, according to research delivered at the RSNA 2018 meeting.  Discuss
RSNA 2018 Roundup: GE Healthcare
December 12, 2018 -- A new artificial intelligence platform called Edison, a new CT scanner platform, and a new family of nuclear medicine systems were among the highlights in the booth of GE Healthcare at the RSNA 2018 conference. Learn about these products and more in this video slideshow tour of the GE booth.  Discuss
Mental illness may double need for CT lung screening
December 11, 2018 -- U.S. patients with a mental health illness have a considerably higher smoking prevalence and are nearly two times as likely to be eligible for CT lung cancer screening than individuals without a mental illness, according to a presentation at the recent RSNA 2018 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
RSNA 2018 Roundup: Canon Medical Systems USA
December 11, 2018 -- What were some of the hottest medical imaging technologies exhibited in the booth of Canon Medical Systems USA at RSNA 2018? Learn about new MRI and vascular x-ray systems, as well as an artificial intelligence algorithm for CT data reconstruction, in this video slideshow tour of the Canon booth.  Discuss
Advanced MRI better option for brain tumor recurrence
December 11, 2018 -- Is PET or MRI better for detecting tumor recurrence in patients with brain metastases who received radiation therapy? While PET and conventional MRI performed about the same, MRI gets the edge if advanced scanning sequences are used, according to a Korean study in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
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