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Portable head CT, AI for MRI pace Siemens at RSNA
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - A new portable head CT scanner on wheels, artificial intelligence (AI) tools for MRI, and a premium shared-services ultrasound scanner are among the RSNA 2019 highlights for Siemens Healthineers this week.  Discuss
It's all change again in healthcare IT sector
December 3, 2019 -- Agfa-Gevaert Group, parent company of Agfa HealthCare, announced on December 2 that it had entered exclusive negotiations with Dedalus Holding to sell part of its healthcare IT business -- specifically the business tied to its electronic medical record and integrated care offerings. Market analyst Alex Green from Signify Research looks at the implications.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2019: How to prevent burnout in radiology
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Physician burnout has become a commonplace problem throughout healthcare, but it's particularly pernicious in radiology. Learn how to recognize the signs of burnout -- and how to prevent it -- with this interview with Dr. Mikhail Higgins of Boston Medical Center.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2019: Reducing radiation dose in medical imaging
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Is radiology making progress in reducing the radiation dose used in medical imaging exams? Maybe, but there is still much work to be done, according to Dr. Rebecca Smith-Bindman of the University of California, San Francisco.  Discuss
Doubts persist over DBT's clinical impact
December 3, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is developing fast, but some challenges and questions remain in terms of efficiency, efficacy, safety, and quality assurance, as well as the long-term effect on mortality, two leading researchers have noted in an RSNA 2019 presentation.  Discuss
AI spots heart disease on CT lung screening exams
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Low-dose CT lung screening exams aren't just useful for finding lung cancer. With help from an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, these studies can also be used for opportunistic screening for heart disease, according to research presented Tuesday at the RSNA 2019 meeting.  Discuss
Scanning the pharaohs: Ancient Egypt comes to Chicago
December 3, 2019 -- Ever wondered what it's like to work as a paleoradiologist? Hundreds of RSNA 2019 delegates found out on Tuesday, when a leading expert in imaging of ancient Egyptian mummies and other antiquities played a central role in a plenary session about the achievements of the country's radiologists.  Discuss
Information is critical for MRI and spinal cord injuries
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - One good way to accurately describe and share patient information from MRI scans on spinal cord injuries is to use common features to which everyone can relate, according to findings presented on Monday at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
MRI finds communication breakdown after concussion
December 3, 2019 -- Researchers from New York University have developed a unique MRI-based approach for better evaluating damage from concussions that uses measurements of water diffusion to obtain a microscopic view of the brain's white matter, according to a study presented Tuesday at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
MRI illuminates causes of depression
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - MRI brain scans can play a valuable role in the discovery and evaluation of abnormalities in the brains of people with depression, potentially leading to effective treatments for the disorder, according to two studies presented this week at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
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