RADIOLOGY NEWS
Siemens RSNA launches range from x-ray to PET/CT
December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - At this week's RSNA 2015 meeting, Siemens Healthcare is unveiling a range of new imaging technologies, from a robotic x-ray room to a new entry-level PET/CT scanner. The firm is also talking up a regulatory clearance for CT lung cancer screening that it received just before the show opened.  Discuss
Blood flow still altered after concussion symptoms abate
December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - New MRI-based research suggests that changes in the brain linger after athletes appear to recover from the cognitive symptoms involved with a concussion, according to results presented in a press conference at this week's RSNA 2015 conference.  Discuss
Germans get star billing at RSNA with vast MRI study
December 1, 2015 -- Taking a broader approach to research, combined with much closer collaboration between radiologists and epidemiologists, can contribute to better patient care and disease prevention, according to speakers from Germany at a special session held at RSNA 2015 on Monday.  Discuss
Concussion effects vary among former football players
December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Repetitive hits to the head and a history of concussions can affect different areas of the brain in former collegiate and professional football players, based on the player's position, according to a comparison of diffusion-tensor MR images presented on Monday at RSNA 2015.  Discuss
Screening US spots thyroid cancer in healthy people
November 30, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Screening ultrasound in asymptomatic healthy people can be useful for detecting early-stage thyroid cancer, and in South Korea at least, it can be done at a relatively low societal cost, according to research presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2015.  Discuss
Researchers measure fetal CT dose with SSDE
November 30, 2015 -- CHICAGO - A new fetal dose-measurement technique ties CT dose index volume scanner readouts to size-specific dose estimates (SSDEs), opening a door to greater accuracy in fetal dose measurement, according to a presentation at the 2015 RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Radiologists are working more for less, study finds
November 30, 2015 -- CHICAGO - It's not your imagination: Radiologists are working more for less reimbursement -- in fact, almost double for what they're getting paid, according to a poster discussion at RSNA's annual conference.  Discuss
Lose weight -- It makes your knees happy, too
November 30, 2015 -- CHICAGO - A study using MRI has found that if overweight or obese individuals shed more than 10% of their body weight, the degeneration of knee cartilage is slowed, researchers reported at RSNA 2015.  Discuss
Toshiba RSNA highlights include new CT, US scanners
November 30, 2015 -- CHICAGO - At this week's RSNA 2015 meeting, Toshiba America Medical Systems is highlighting new entry-level CT and ultrasound scanners, as well as a new multipurpose radiography/fluoroscopy system, a major upgrade for its 3-tesla MRI line, and an upgrade for its CT/angiography room.  Discuss
Radiology must 'go boldly' into its future
November 29, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Technology and collaboration are radiology's new frontiers, and the specialty would do well to adopt Captain James Kirk's famous 1960s-era statement of the Star Trek Enterprise's mission -- "to boldly go where no man has gone before," RSNA President Dr. Ronald Arenson told attendees at the opening session of the society's 101st annual meeting.  Discuss
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