RSNA 2013 News
MRI technique shows how energy drinks alter heart function
December 2, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Using a novel cardiac MRI technique, German researchers found significantly increased heart contraction rates in the left ventricle of healthy young adults one hour after they consumed energy drinks, in a study presented on Monday at the RSNA annual meeting.  Discuss
320-detector-row CT accurate for in-stent restenosis
December 1, 2013 -- CHICAGO - 320-detector-row CT diagnoses in-stent restenosis accurately, even in small stents, researchers from Japan reported in a Sunday session at the RSNA annual meeting.  Discuss
CAD may help uncover extracolonic findings on CTC studies
December 1, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Computer-aided detection (CAD) technology shows potential for identifying hard-to-find renal calculi and lesions on CT colonography (CTC) exams, according to research presented on Sunday at RSNA 2013.  Discuss
Patients must know your name, RSNA president urges
December 1, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Patients should be actively encouraged to know the names of their radiologists, and patient-driven care must become a vital part of radiologists' culture, however strange it may seem to them, RSNA 2013 delegates heard during the presidential address at Sunday's opening session.  Discuss
Shear-wave elastography, ABUS help classify breast lesions
December 1, 2013 -- CHICAGO - High tumor stiffness at shear-wave elastography appears to predict lymph node metastasis in women with invasive breast cancer, and automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) turned in a similar diagnostic performance to handheld ultrasound, according to two studies presented on Sunday at the RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Embolization procedure aids in weight loss
November 27, 2013 -- Patients who underwent embolization of the left gastric artery for gastrointestinal bleeding experienced a more than 7% decrease in body weight three months after the procedure, according to a study that will be presented at the upcoming RSNA meeting.  Discuss
MR spectroscopy uncovers brain differences in preterm infants
November 26, 2013 -- Using MR spectroscopy, researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles may have found a link between premature birth and developmental issues in the brain's white matter that could put these newborns at greater risk for problems later in life.  Discuss
Straight Talk From the PACSman: The Swiffer approach to RSNA
November 25, 2013 -- To the uninitiated, attending the RSNA conference can be overwhelming. In his latest column, the PACSman -- Mike Cannavo -- thinks RSNA attendees looking to acquire PACS technology can learn a lot from marketing campaigns for Swiffer, the amazing household cleaning product.  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.