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CT-guided pulsed radiofrequency provides back pain relief
November 27, 2018 -- CT-guided pulsed radiofrequency, which applies pulses of energy directly to nerve roots, may be an effective method for alleviating lower back pain for cases when more conservative treatment options fail to do so, according to a Tuesday presentation at RSNA 2018 in Chicago. Read More
10 things you need to know about the Nordic countries
November 27, 2018 -- The spotlight was on the Nordic countries on Tuesday at RSNA 2018, when a special session in Chicago investigated the Scandinavian way in radiology. To coincide with this session and to help you brush up on your knowledge levels, we present 10 important facts about the Nordic region and the practice of radiology there. Read More
Video from RSNA 2018: What do we know about gadolinium deposition?
November 26, 2018 -- CHICAGO - New findings are coming out on almost a weekly basis about trace elements of gadolinium left in human tissue after scans with MRI contrast agents. What do we know about this phenomenon, and how serious is it? We talk to Dr. Robert McDonald, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Read More
Video from RSNA 2018: Dr. Paul Chang on AI and radiology
November 26, 2018 -- CHICAGO - In what's become an annual tradition, we talk to Dr. Paul Chang of the University of Chicago for his opinions on the changing relationship between artificial intelligence and radiology. Read More
Burnout is real, but it can be mitigated
November 26, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Radiologist burnout is real, but there are simple ways to ease it, according to a talk given on Monday at the annual RSNA meeting. Small interventions can make a huge difference in the amount of stress a radiologist experiences. Read More
MRI shows promise for lung cancer screening
November 26, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Nearly a decade ago, CT surpassed x-ray as the imaging modality of choice for lung cancer screening. But could there be an even better option for the test? Researchers from the U.S., Switzerland, and Germany made the case for MRI in a Monday presentation at RSNA 2018. Read More
Philips shows new MRI, AI technologies at RSNA 2018
November 26, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is launching a variety of new imaging technologies at this week's RSNA 2018 meeting, including an MRI scanner that dramatically cuts helium use and an updated platform designed to foster the development of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms. Read More
CEDM reduces biopsies of benign breast lesions
November 26, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Contrast enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) can reduce biopsies of benign breast lesions, according to research presented on Sunday at the RSNA 2018 meeting. Read More
AI may help in fight against gadolinium deposition
November 26, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could enable diagnostic-quality MR images to be produced using a fraction of the typical dose of a gadolinium-based contrast agent, according to research presented on Monday at RSNA 2018 in Chicago. Read More
Head impacts alter brains of young football players
November 26, 2018 -- High-level head impacts during just one season of football for high school and younger players can disrupt the brain's process of "pruning" synapses in gray matter; this disruption can subsequently interrupt brain development, according to a study presented on Monday at RSNA 2018. Read More
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