RSNA 2013 News
Image-based health records strike chord with patients, physicians
December 5, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Both patients and physicians enjoy the benefits of a patient-controlled, image-based electronic personal health record, according to results presented on Wednesday afternoon from a pilot site for the RSNA's Image Share network.  Discuss
Rapid growth of advanced imaging use is over, study finds
December 5, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Nationwide Medicare data show that rapid growth in the use of advanced imaging in the U.S. has stopped, according to a presentation at RSNA 2013 by Dr. David C. Levin of Thomas Jefferson University.  Discuss
FDG-PET/MRI aids patients with suspected pelvic malignancy
December 4, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Evidence for the efficacy of whole-body FDG-PET/MRI continues to mount, as the hybrid modality outperformed MRI alone for staging women with suspected pelvic malignancies in a study presented at RSNA 2013 on Wednesday.  Discuss
More than half of Medicare imaging payments made to nonrads
December 4, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Across the U.S., more than 50% of Medicare payments for diagnostic imaging services are made to nonradiologists, suggests new research presented on Tuesday at the RSNA annual meeting.  Discuss
Siemens RSNA launches include Force CT scanner, angio unit
December 4, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Siemens Healthcare is launching a range of new products at this week's RSNA meeting, including the third generation of its dual-source CT architecture, a new angiography system, and a major ultrasound technology upgrade.  Discuss
Breast tomosynthesis, density research highlighted at RSNA
December 4, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Study findings on the benefits of digital breast tomosynthesis and how tissue density affects a woman's breast cancer risk as she ages were highlighted on Tuesday at the RSNA meeting.  Discuss
CT screening: Few ground-glass nodules go rogue, but 10% grow
December 4, 2013 -- CHICAGO - A large Japanese lung cancer screening study found that few solid ground-glass nodules 5 mm and smaller grow to become invasive adenocarcinomas -- even when followed for five years or longer, according to a Tuesday presentation at RSNA 2013.  Discuss
Germany's rising stars step into limelight at RSNA
December 4, 2013 -- CHICAGO - More than 30 of Germany's brightest researchers have grabbed the opportunity to display their talents to a global audience at RSNA 2013 in a lavish government-funded initiative.  Discuss
For tomosynthesis, 2D synthetic images could replace FFDM
December 3, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Synthetically reconstructed 2D images with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) was comparable to conventional 2D mammography with DBT for breast cancer screening, in a study presented on Tuesday at the RSNA conference.
Viewing angle affects spatial resolution on mobile displays
December 3, 2013 -- CHICAGO - The spatial resolution of mobile device displays depends, albeit subtly, on their viewing angle, a group from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has found. Details of the study were presented on Monday at RSNA 2013.  Discuss
November 14, 2013 -- Presentations at RSNA 2013 will showcase molecular imaging and nuclear medicine's expanding range of clinical applications. This year includes scientific sessions, poster presentations, and refresher courses on topics such as the pros and cons of PET/MRI and PET/CT, cardiac SPECT and PET, molecular breast imaging, and more.
November 13, 2013 -- In a week packed with scientific presentations, exhibitions, special courses, and hot topic sessions, RSNA 2013 attendees will have plenty of opportunities to broaden their knowledge of emerging techniques such as spectral CT, perfusion imaging, iodine mapping, tissue composition analysis, automated tube current selection, flow mapping, iterative reconstruction, and more.
November 12, 2013 -- RSNA 2013 will feature scientific sessions, refresher courses, and controversy sessions on a range of ultrasound topics, including treating uterine fibroids, musculoskeletal ultrasound, renal imaging, and interventional sonography.
November 11, 2013 -- RSNA 2013 will feature a broad range of scientific presentations, posters, exhibits, and refresher courses on a range of advanced visualization topics, including 3D imaging and printing, image processing, new applications for computer-aided detection (CAD), and quantitative imaging.
November 7, 2013 -- Some of the novel and noteworthy scientific presentations on MRI at RSNA 2013 will discuss PET/MRI and advanced body imaging applications, MRI safety for staff and patients, MRI contrast agents and how to use them safely, and more.
November 6, 2013 -- The scientific sessions, poster presentations, and refresher courses at RSNA 2013 will reflect x-ray's staying power. Topics to be covered include ensuring proper exposure, optimizing radiation dose, digital tomosynthesis, image postprocessing, and more.
November 5, 2013 -- At this year's RSNA meeting, expect a lot of buzz about breast ultrasound and digital breast tomosynthesis, with everything from refresher courses to scientific sessions devoted to these technologies. But also get ready for animated discussion about how best to image dense breasts and also the pros and cons of breast cancer screening.
November 4, 2013 -- RSNA attendees will have a variety of PACS educational opportunities to select from this year, including presentations on the utility of mobile devices in medical imaging, archiving issues, cloud computing, meaningful use, and more.