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
AI algorithm enables accelerated, higher-quality spine MRI
December 6, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to enable spine MRI exams to be acquired as much as 72% faster while improving image quality, according to a presentation Thursday at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More
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
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