RSNA 2014 News
Top 5 trends from RSNA 2014 in Chicago
December 11, 2014 -- With RSNA 2014 in the books, now is a good time to look back on the Chicago meeting to identify the major trends affecting radiology. Top stories circulating the halls of McCormick Place included the meeting's 100th anniversary, as well as CT lung cancer screening and the rise of enterprise imaging.  Discuss
Coronary CTA plus stress MPI nails ischemia-causing lesions
December 8, 2014 -- Combined dual-energy coronary CT angiography and CT myocardial perfusion imaging (CCTA-MPI) improves both the identification and discrimination of ischemia-causing coronary artery stenoses over CCTA alone, according to a Korean study presented at last week's RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Radiation protection shielding drops dose for CT patients
December 5, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Although cancers in the U.S. that may be attributable to radiation from CT are low -- estimates range from 1.5% to 2% -- patients still need to be shielded as much as possible, according to a presentation at the RSNA 2014 meeting. And with reusable, lead-free shields, it's not hard to do.  Discuss
Patients prefer shorter, less-complex radiology reports
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Patients may be accessing their radiology reports more often through online patient portals, but do they understand what they're reading? Not very well, if research presented on Thursday at RSNA 2014 is any indication.  Discuss
The 2014 PACSman Awards: In the dark, it's all the same
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - PACS consultant Michael J. Cannavo is back with his annual PACSman awards, which take a light-hearted look at what the many vendors had to offer at this week's RSNA 2014 show.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2014: Jef Williams on IT trends in radiology
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Jef Williams, the chief operating officer of Ascendian Healthcare Consulting, talks with at the RSNA 2014 meeting about the IT trends at this year's show and for the specialty.  Discuss
Spanish scoop top RSNA award for hip arthroplasty work
December 4, 2014 -- Researchers from the Basque Country in Northern Spain received a top prize for their exhibit on hip arthroplasty on Wednesday at the RSNA 2014 meeting in Chicago. The four other European recipients of the prestigious Magna Cum Laude poster award were from France and the U.K.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2014: Michael Cannavo on what's hot in PACS
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Michael J. Cannavo, the PACSman, talks with at RSNA 2014 about the hot trends and challenges in PACS.  Discuss
Fatty liver disease occurs with risky plaque
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - People with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease are very likely to harbor high-risk atherosclerotic plaque as well, creating a double health hit that may have a common origin, researchers from Boston reported at RSNA 2014.  Discuss
Not all tomo recalls benefit from mammography evaluation
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Patients recalled from screening with full-field digital mammography plus digital breast tomosynthesis do not all benefit equally from additional mammography for diagnostic evaluation, according to a presentation given on Wednesday at RSNA 2014.  Discuss
Scientific & Education Presentations
November 12, 2014 -- If you have questions about how women's imaging technology intersects with clinical practice, RSNA 2014 has answers. Presentations will cover everything from primary care physicians' awareness of breast density notification laws to whether breast MR can effectively rule out malignancy in BI-RADS 0 cases, as well as PET/MR and PET/CT for breast cancer follow-up, digital breast tomosynthesis, and breast ultrasound.
November 11, 2014 -- At this year's landmark 100th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), MRI is featured predominantly across virtually all subspecialties, including oncology, cardiology, neurology, and pediatrics, as well as new developments in the quest to better understand and identify cognitive abnormalities, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease.
November 10, 2014 -- Advanced visualization topics are always near at hand at the RSNA meeting, and this year will be no exception. A plethora of presentations on image processing, computer-aided detection, and quantitative imaging applications will be given during the scientific sessions at McCormick Place.
November 6, 2014 -- A prominent theme at this year's meeting will be the use of ultrasound in combination with other modalities -- or on its own -- as a less-invasive, lower-cost alternative to more traditional imaging methods
November 5, 2014 -- At the 100th annual meeting of RSNA, molecular imaging and nuclear medicine again will break new ground for an increasing number of clinical applications to better serve patients. Leading the charge is PET/MRI. The hybrid's functional and structural imaging capabilities have captured the imagination of researchers worldwide, resulting in a growing number of scientific research papers this year dedicated to the modality.
November 4, 2014 -- Innovation remains at the heart of every advance in CT imaging, and at RSNA 2014 it shows up at every step in the imaging process, from acquisition to reconstruction to analysis. There are discussions of conebeam CT, high-efficiency direct conversion detectors, and new, more efficient detector materials. This year you'll also find presentations on spectral and multienergy imaging, which continue to break ground in new applications.
November 3, 2014 -- Those who make the journey to the Windy City will discover a bounty of educational opportunities on the latest and greatest in imaging informatics, including PACS, RIS, data analytics, mobile devices, enterprise imaging and integration, image sharing, speech recognition, decision support, and structured reporting.
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