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MRI links oral contraceptives to smaller hypothalamic volumes
December 4, 2019 -- Researchers have found that healthy women taking oral contraceptives had significantly smaller hypothalamus volume, compared with women not taking the birth control pill. In a study presented Wednesday at RSNA 2019, they also pointed out smaller hypothalamic volume is linked to anger and depression.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2019: The PACSman takes on artificial intelligence
December 4, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Long known for his iconoclastic views on digital image management, the PACSman -- Michael J. Cannavo -- also has a few thoughts on the looming impact of artificial intelligence in radiology. Hear them firsthand in this video interview from RSNA 2019.  Discuss
FDG-PET/CT within a year of heart valve surgery looks safe
December 4, 2019 -- CHICAGO - How soon after aortic prosthetic heart valve implantation can patients safely undergo FDG-PET/CT? A study presented Tuesday at the RSNA annual meeting found that such a scan within the first 12 months is quite feasible.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2019: Gender diversity in radiology
December 4, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Radiology has a reputation as a specialty that has a hard time attracting female medical doctors. But is that really a fair assessment? Dr. Amy Patel of the University of Missouri-Kansas City explains how she and others in the RADxx movement are working to change radiology's image.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2019: What's happening with MRI safety
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - A recent incident at an MRI scanner in Sweden indicates that there is still room for improvement when it comes to magnet safety. We talked to MRI safety expert Dr. Emanuel Kanal of the University of Pittsburgh about steps imaging centers can take to make sure both their patients and their personnel are safe.  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
RSNA's AI Showcase provides a deep experience
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Few technologies have shown growth as rapid as that of artificial intelligence (AI). Sadly, few have also shown such initially slow adoption either, despite the great promise it holds. The PACSman, Michael J. Cannavo, reports back after reviewing the AI landscape 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
It's all change again in healthcare IT sector
December 3, 2019 -- Agfa-Gevaert Group, parent company of Agfa HealthCare, announced on December 2 that it had entered exclusive negotiations with Dedalus Holding to sell part of its healthcare IT business -- specifically the business tied to its electronic medical record and integrated care offerings. Market analyst Alex Green from Signify Research looks at the implications.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2019: How to prevent burnout in radiology
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Physician burnout has become a commonplace problem throughout healthcare, but it's particularly pernicious in radiology. Learn how to recognize the signs of burnout -- and how to prevent it -- with this interview with Dr. Mikhail Higgins of Boston Medical Center.  Discuss
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