Elastography accurate and reliable for liver fibrosis imaging
December 8, 2021 -- Point shear-wave elastography is accurate and reliable for measuring liver elasticity in chronic liver disease patients who present with fibrosis, according to research presented December 2 at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More
Radiation oncology residents benefit from ultrasound training program
December 8, 2021 -- An ultrasound curriculum with phantom training doubled the knowledge of radiation oncology residents when it came to gynecologic interstitial brachytherapy, according to research published December 4 in Brachytherapy. Read More
Alternative method for diagnosing PE as effective as CTPA
December 8, 2021 -- Diagnosing pulmonary embolism (PE) in the emergency department using D-dimer information shows promise as an alternative to diagnosing the condition via CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA), according to a study published December 7 in JAMA. Read More
Ultrahigh-resolution CT shows how new bone affects cochlear implants
December 7, 2021 -- Researchers have found that a relatively new CT technique -- ultrahigh-spatial-resolution CT -- can reveal the negative effects of new bone formation around cochlear implants, including long-term residual hearing loss, according to a study published December 7 in Radiology. Read More
Researchers raise more concerns about Canadian mammo trials
December 7, 2021 -- New eyewitness accounts further make the case that two Canadian randomized trials conducted in the 1980s should not be used in breast screening meta-analyses or to inform policy, according to commentary published in the Journal of Medical Screening. Read More
PET diagnoses prosthetic joint infection
December 7, 2021 -- A new carbon-11-based PET radiotracer can help diagnose infection in patients with prosthetic joints, a major step toward a noninvasive method for imaging living bacteria in humans, according to research presented at the RSNA 2021 meeting in Chicago. Read More
AI can predict mortality from DEXA body composition data
December 7, 2021 -- Changes in body composition over time can be identified on total-body dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) exam by artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and help to predict mortality risk, according to research presented at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More
AI model can help diagnose pediatric buckle fractures
December 6, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model can help diagnose difficult cases of buckle fractures in pediatric patients, according to research presented at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More
Video from RSNA 2021: Mike Cannavo on AI
December 6, 2021 -- What were the hot trends in artificial intelligence (AI) at the RSNA 2021 show? We caught up with AI and PACS consultant Michael J. Cannavo -- the PACSman -- on the final day of the meeting to get his perspective on the major trends. Read More
Do all ED patients presenting with TIA get complete imaging workup?
December 6, 2021 -- Black individuals and elderly patients who present at the emergency department (ED) with transient ischemic attack (TIA) -- also known as ministroke -- are less likely to receive complete imaging workups, according to research presented November 30 at the RSNA meeting. Read More
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