AI abdominal fat analysis assesses cardiovascular risk
December 2, 2020 -- Body composition metrics automatically calculated from abdominal CT exams by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm are significantly associated with patient risk for future major cardiovascular events, according to a Wednesday morning presentation at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting.  Discuss
Keep aware of head and neck injuries in winter sports
December 2, 2020 -- Radiologists need to know the essentials about brain, spine, and head and neck injuries from skiing and snowboarding and about how CT and MRI can help in challenging cases, according to new research presented at the RSNA 2020 meeting by Swiss trauma experts.  Discuss
COVID-19 has far-reaching, nonpulmonary effects
December 2, 2020 -- Although COVID-19 typically manifests as a respiratory illness, the disease can affect many nonpulmonary body systems, according to a presentation delivered Monday afternoon at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting.  Discuss
New x-ray systems mark Siemens exhibit at RSNA 2020
December 2, 2020 -- A slate of new x-ray systems, including a digital radiography system, a dual-purpose radiography and fluoroscopy system, and a mobile C-arm, are among the highlights in the virtual booth of Siemens Healthineers at this week's RSNA 2020 virtual meeting.  Discuss
Contrast-enhanced mammo can play pivotal diagnostic role
December 2, 2020 -- Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) can play a pivotal role in diagnosing some types of breast cancer, according to research presented at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting. A new study found CESM yielded 93% accuracy for identifying high-grade ductal carcinoma in situ.  Discuss
From alligators to COVID-19, 3D images show lung pathology
December 2, 2020 -- What do 3D reconstructed images of alligators have to do with COVID-19? Researchers from Louisiana who began working together to image reptiles have leveraged their collaboration into a 3D method for visualizing lung pathology in cases of COVID-19.  Discuss
Machine-learning model predicts adverse cardiac outcomes
December 1, 2020 -- A machine-learning algorithm for analysis of coronary CT angiography exams was able to predict major adverse cardiac events at a higher level of accuracy than other traditional risk scores and risk factors, according to a presentation on Tuesday morning at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
Atlas resigns as White House COVID-19 adviser
December 1, 2020 -- Neuroradiologist Dr. Scott Atlas on November 30 announced his resignation as an adviser on COVID-19 to the Trump administration. Atlas' four-month tenure in the position was marked by controversy due to statements he made in opposition to lockdown measures.  Discuss
EVALI shows particular imaging findings on CT
December 1, 2020 -- Particular CT imaging findings such as a diffuse alveolar damage pattern can help radiologists diagnose electronic cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI), according to a presentation delivered on Monday at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
3D printing makes giant strides in liver
December 1, 2020 -- 3D models that combine vascular and biliary anatomy using different imaging techniques can contribute to more rigorous planning of complex liver operations, including hepatic resections, living-donor transplantation, vascular intervention procedures, and biliary reconstruction surgery, Portuguese researchers reported at RSNA 2020.  Discuss