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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
Gadolinium accumulation might be more widespread than thought
November 29, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Increased signal intensities in different brain regions presumably caused by linear and macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents could be an indication that gadolinium accumulation is more widespread than previously thought, according to a study presented on Wednesday at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2018: Rad-Aid airship could take radiology to the skies
November 29, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Humanitarian organization Rad-Aid is hard at work on a novel concept -- a flying airship that would bring high-tech healthcare such as medical imaging to areas in need. We talk to Dr. Dan Mollura of Rad-Aid about this novel idea.  Discuss
BI-RADS 4C or 5 on ultrasound? Go directly to biopsy
November 29, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Directly scheduling biopsy is an appropriate course of action for breast lesions categorized as BI-RADS 4C and 5 on screening ultrasound, according to research presented on Tuesday at the annual RSNA meeting.  Discuss
MRI exposes changes to kids' brains from football
November 29, 2018 -- An examination of MRI scans revealed that repeated head collisions incurred while playing football can deform the shape of white-matter tracts -- or bundles of nerve fibers -- in a child's brain, according to a presentation on Thursday at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
AI reliably characterizes pulmonary nodules on CT
November 28, 2018 -- CHICAGO - An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can outperform radiologists in stratifying the risk of pulmonary nodules found on low-dose CT lung screening exams, potentially helping to detect cancer earlier and reduce unnecessary workups, according to research presented on Wednesday at the RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Emergency CT use continues its exponential growth
November 28, 2018 -- CHICAGO - The utilization rate of CT continues to soar in U.S. hospital emergency departments, with radiologists interpreting the majority of these exams. What does the trend say about the state of emergent CT? Researchers from Pennsylvania explored the question in a Tuesday presentation at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2018: A road map for AI and radiology
November 28, 2018 -- CHICAGO - What's being done to pave the way for the intelligent use of artificial intelligence (AI) and radiology? Dr. Keith Dreyer, PhD, and Dr. Bibb Allen Jr. of the American College of Radiology Data Science Institute discuss how the group is laying the groundwork to make AI an everyday clinical tool.  Discuss
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