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.  Discuss
Krupinski: Digital imaging contributes to radiologist burnout
November 29, 2020 -- Radiology's conversion to digital imaging has contributed to the feeling of burnout that many radiologists now feel, according to Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD, of Emory University, the winner of the Minnie 2020 award for Most Influential Radiology Researcher. In this video interview, Krupinski discusses the factors that can contribute to radiologist burnout.  Discuss
Carlos: Radiologists should become more involved in patient care
November 29, 2020 -- Radiologists should work to reintegrate themselves into patient care, according to Dr. Ruth Carlos, the winner of the Minnies 2020 award for Most Effective Radiology Educator. Carlos, editor in chief of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, discusses her career and her thoughts on where radiology is going with  Discuss portable CT scanner takes imaging directly to patients
November 29, 2020 -- This year's winner of the Minnies award for Best New Radiology Device is the Somatom portable CT scanner from Siemens Healthineers, which takes imaging directly to the patient's bedside. talked to Siemens Healthineers executives about the system in this video interview.  Discuss
Ultrasound AI helps solve real-world clinical problems
November 27, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for ultrasound are helping to solve real-world clinical problems for end users, according to a new report from market research firm Omdia. AI is already helping ultrasound practitioners cope with strained resources.  Discuss
fMRI reveals why big games create lasting memories
November 25, 2020 -- Functional MRI reveals how feelings of surprise that people experience -- for example, while tracking ball possession changes in a sports broadcast -- create shifts in brain patterns that are key to the formation of strong memories, according to a study published November 25 in the journal Neuron.  Discuss
CT shows damaging effects of wood smoke on lungs
November 25, 2020 -- CT shows damage caused to the lungs in people who cook with natural fuels such as wood or brush, which can produce pollutants and toxins when burned, according to research to be presented at the upcoming virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
AI can detect COVID-19 quickly, accurately on x-rays
November 25, 2020 -- Within seconds, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can assess chest x-rays for the presence of COVID-19, enabling rapid screening and triage of patients arriving at hospitals for reasons other than the virus, according to research published online November 24 in Radiology.  Discuss
Ultrasound tracks DVT in patients with severe COVID-19
November 25, 2020 -- Ultrasound was used to track deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prevalence in patients treated with mechanical ventilation for COVID-19 in a new study. Consistent sonography helped the team identify the benefit of twice-daily prophylactic medication, according to a November 20 research letter.  Discuss
MGH researchers develop portable MRI scanner
November 25, 2020 -- Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston have developed a compact, portable head-only MRI scanner that can be used in an ambulance, taken to hospital bedside, or installed in small clinics, according to a study published November 23 in Nature Biomedical Engineering.