RSNA 2013 News
Radioimmunotherapy shows promise for curing HIV infection
December 3, 2013 -- CHICAGO - New York researchers have found that radioimmunotherapy offers a strategy for curing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, according to a study highlighted on Tuesday at the RSNA 2013 meeting.  Discuss
7T MRA delves deeper into intracranial aneurysms
December 3, 2013 -- CHICAGO - If and when it is ready for routine clinical use, 7-tesla time-of-flight MR angiography (MRA) will provide "superior assessment" of aneurysms and related vessel features, according to a study presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2013.  Discuss
New Revolution CT scanner paces GE's RSNA introductions
December 3, 2013 -- CHICAGO - A new CT scanner called Revolution that acquires 16 cm of data per rotation is the RSNA 2013 highlight for GE Healthcare. The vendor is also showcasing women's imaging, a rebranding of its automated breast ultrasound technology, and a new angiography system with large-format digital detectors.  Discuss
Calcium scores rise and fall based on scanner vendor
December 3, 2013 -- CHICAGO - What's your coronary calcium score? The answer may well depend on who made your CT scanner, according to a Monday session at RSNA 2013. Dutch researchers who scanned cadaver hearts were surprised to see up to a 25% difference in scores, depending on which scanner was reporting the results.  Discuss
MRI technique shows low iron in ADHD patients' brains
December 3, 2013 -- CHICAGO - An MRI technique called magnetic field correlation is being used to measure iron levels in the brains of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to improve ADHD diagnosis, according to a study presented at RSNA 2013.  Discuss
Spoof video: A day in the life of Chicago's radiologists
December 3, 2013 -- CHICAGO - The advent of the deep-dish pizza radiological sign plus an imaging-based procedure that alters mental status and convinces a person the Chicago Cubs WILL win the World Series for the first time since 1908 are two major preoccupations of radiologists in Chicago -- if a witty new video production is to be believed.  Discuss
Philips paces RSNA launches with PET/CT, CT, US scanners
December 2, 2013 -- CHICAGO - New technologies being launched by Philips Healthcare at this week's RSNA meeting include a PET/CT scanner with new digital detectors, a CT system optimized for spectral imaging, and an ultrasound platform designed for both cardiology and radiology applications.  Discuss
Clinical decision support reduces inpatient CTPA exams for PE
December 2, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Clinical decision-support software can significantly decrease the number of CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) exams performed on inpatients suspected of having pulmonary embolism (PE), according to research presented on Monday at RSNA 2013.  Discuss
Allez-y! French charm offensive hits RSNA 2013
December 2, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Gallic genius, flair, and innovation came under the spotlight at the RSNA annual meeting on Monday during a celebration of France's many contributions to cancer imaging. Four experts from France spoke during the special session.  Discuss
Toshiba RSNA highlights include CT, MRI upgrades
December 2, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Toshiba America Medical Systems is offering RSNA 2013 attendees a look at a wide variety of technologies, including an automated CT scanning mode, dose management for interventional imaging, and productivity enhancements in MRI and ultrasound.  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.