The 2021 PACSman Awards: The Jack in the Box show
December 3, 2021 -- Although RSNA 2021 was a lot different than in years past, in some ways it was the best RSNA ever, according to imaging consultant Michael J. Cannavo. In this column, Cannavo shares his observations and doles out his annual PACSman Awards. Read More
New PET tracer detects lung tumors
December 3, 2021 -- An experimental PET radiotracer is safe and appears effective for detecting neuroendocrine tumors in patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent small cell lung cancer, according to research presented Thursday at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More
Video from RSNA 2021: Regulatory changes for radiology in 2022
December 3, 2021 -- CHICAGO - What regulatory changes will affect radiology in 2022? We talked to Rebecca Farrington, chief revenue officer at coding and billing firm Healthcare Administrative Partners, about the changes that radiology professionals should know about in the coming year. Read More
AI can help mammography in middle-income countries
December 3, 2021 -- Middle-income countries could benefit from the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for breast screening to combat workforce shortages, according to research presented December 2 at the RSNA annual meeting. Read More
PET/MRI proves TNF blockers effective for ankylosing spondylitis
December 3, 2021 -- PET/MRI scans of ankylosing spondylitis patients show that tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers reduce the cellular bone activity driving the disease, according to research presented Thursday at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More
Training helps novice CT readers identify interstitial lung disease
December 3, 2021 -- A short, pattern-based CT education module offered to general radiologists or novice readers improves their ability to spot interstitial lung disease -- a condition that is often difficult to diagnose, according to a presentation delivered November 30 at the RSNA meeting. Read More
Including more Black smokers in lung screening would save lives
December 2, 2021 -- Increasing the number of African American and Black smokers who get screened for lung cancer with low-dose CT would reduce mortality rates from the disease, according to research shared Thursday morning at the RSNA meeting. Read More
More research, transparency needed for combining AI with DBT
December 2, 2021 -- Combining digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and artificial intelligence (AI) could help even more with breast cancer outcomes, but more rigorous trials are needed, according to a presentation given December 1 at the RSNA annual meeting. Read More
States failed to prioritize cancer patients for COVID-19 vaccines
December 2, 2021 -- Most states winged it with poor results last spring when it came to prioritizing vulnerable cancer patients for COVID-19 vaccines, with guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention too broad to be useful, according to research presented December 2 at the RSNA 2021 annual meeting. Read More
What's still hot in GI fluoroscopy?
December 2, 2021 -- There's no doubt that barium radiology procedures have plummeted in recent years, but gastrointestinal (GI) fluoroscopy remains an important tool to teach trainees to prepare them for clinical practice, according to a talk Wednesday at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More
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