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Elastography works for diagnosing soft-tissue lesions
December 4, 2018 -- Shear-wave elastography (SWE) boosts diagnostic accuracy when compared with ultrasound alone or ultrasound with MRI for diagnosing soft-tissue lesions initially believed to be benign, according to a study published online November 27 in Radiology.  Discuss
Carotid ultrasound scans prompt behavior change
December 3, 2018 -- Showing people signs of atherosclerosis on their own carotid ultrasound scans can prompt them to adopt lifestyle changes that reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study of more than 3,500 individuals published December 3 in the Lancet.  Discuss
Can black bone MRI match CT for pediatric head trauma?
December 3, 2018 -- Black bone MRI may be a viable, radiation-free alternative to CT for the evaluation of children presenting with abusive head trauma -- particularly for detecting skull fractures, according to a Friday presentation at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.  Discuss
DWI-MRI may be best for indeterminate lung nodules
December 3, 2018 -- Diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI-MRI) offers comparable or even superior diagnostic performance to FDG-PET/CT for differentiating malignant and benign pulmonary nodules and masses, according to a meta-analysis published online November 27 in Radiology.  Discuss
AR, 3D printing make headway in patient education
November 30, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Researchers from New York have created hundreds of individually tailored kidney and prostate cancer models using 3D printing and augmented reality (AR) technologies. The 3D models have helped improve patients' understanding of their disease and treatment, according to a presentation at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
A SMART way to reduce pediatric sedation MRI delays
November 30, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Having to wait almost two months for a pediatric MRI scan with sedation is no way to run an imaging facility. It's one of the reasons staff at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City launched the SMART program to better serve this young population, according to a Thursday talk at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
Trust MRgFUS for prostate cancer ablation
November 30, 2018 -- MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) is a viable tool for prostate cancer ablation, according to research presented this week at the annual RSNA meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
US screening data from Fukushima shed light on thyroid cancer in kids
November 29, 2018 -- The latest results of mass ultrasound screening of children for thyroid cancer after the Fukushima disaster were published online on November 29 by JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery. The study provides vital data on thyroid cancer and may lead to growing demands outside of Japan for more ultrasound scans in younger people, increasing the risk of overdiagnosis, experts have warned.  Discuss
Survey finds German medical students don't fear AI
November 29, 2018 -- CHICAGO - While the majority of medical students in Germany are aware of the discussion of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology, most are unafraid of being replaced by AI and are optimistic that it will improve radiology as well as medicine in general, according to research presented on Thursday at the RSNA 2018 meeting.  Discuss
The 2018 PACSman Awards: I'm on fire!
November 29, 2018 -- CHICAGO - It wouldn't be RSNA without the PACSman Awards from the one and only PACSman, Michael J. Cannavo. In the 2018 edition of the awards, Mike takes aim at the marketing triumphs and tragedies found on the exhibit floor of RSNA 2018.  Discuss
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