Video from RSNA 2015: Steps to an effective enterprise imaging strategy
December 3, 2015 -- CHICAGO - What steps should healthcare networks be taking to implement enterprise-wide access to medical images? This question is addressed by Jef Williams of Ascendian Healthcare Consulting and Kim Garriott of Logicalis Healthcare Solutions in this talk with at RSNA 2015.  Discuss
Online patient prescreening keeps MRI exams on track
December 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Online check-in for flights has been a real time-saver for travelers; a similar concept for MRI exams could improve patient satisfaction and save thousands of dollars for radiology departments, according to research presented at the 2015 RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Do breast density laws affect radiologists' reporting?
December 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Since 2009, almost half of U.S. states have adopted breast density notification laws, and there has been much discussion about how these laws have affected the use of supplemental imaging, such as ultrasound. But have they also affected how radiologists report breast density on mammography?  Discuss
Imaging for coronary artery disease on the decline
December 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - The utilization rates of noninvasive imaging in patients with suspected coronary artery disease show a precipitous decline, with coronary CT angiography greatly underused, according to a study presented on Wednesday at RSNA 2015.  Discuss
CT, MRI find atherosclerosis in mummy hearts
December 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - The mummified hearts of upper crust Frenchmen who lived 400 years ago reveal that atherosclerosis was a prevalent disease -- at least among the well-to-do, according to a study presented at RSNA 2015.  Discuss
App-based US, spectral CT pace Philips RSNA launches
December 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - New technologies being highlighted by Philips Healthcare at RSNA 2015 include its novel Lumify app-based ultrasound model, as well as a CT scanner designed to make spectral scanning more routine.  Discuss
Big-data cloud launch spearheads GE RSNA news
December 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - The launch of a new service for analyzing healthcare data in the cloud is spearheading the product introductions by GE Healthcare at this week's RSNA 2015 meeting. Other introductions include new ultrasound and CT systems.  Discuss
MRI shows how heart changes during deep dives
December 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Cardiac MRI has uncovered the unusual ability of free divers -- who descend hundreds of feet into the ocean while holding their breath -- to develop "compensatory mechanisms" to recover heart function within minutes of breathing again.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2015: Watson and artificial intelligence: A pragmatic view
December 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Does artificial intelligence represent the future of radiology? And if so, what's the best way for it to be implemented? Dr. Paul Chang of the University of Chicago offers his thoughts in this video from RSNA 2015.  Discuss
Coronary CTA yields prognostic boost over CAC
December 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - In asymptomatic individuals at intermediate risk of coronary artery disease, coronary CT angiography (CCTA) significantly outperformed coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring for predicting cardiac events over 10 years, according to a Tuesday presentation at RSNA 2015. Is it time to think about replacing CAC with CCTA in people at intermediate risk?  Discuss
Scientific & Educational Presentations
November 12, 2015 -- This molecular imaging installment of the Road to RSNA 2015 previews a host of novel papers that use PET alone, PET/CT, and the pairing of PET and MRI to advance diagnostic imaging in the clinical setting. Presentations will feature their role in imaging Alzheimer's disease, a variety of oncologic applications, and more.
November 11, 2015 -- Women's imaging is a crucial part of healthcare around the world, and it is particularly unique because it makes use of such a variety of modalities. This fact will be obvious to RSNA 2015 attendees, as researchers discuss topics ranging from ways to use abbreviated MR protocols in high-risk screening programs to using dedicated breast CT for imaging microcalcifications.
November 10, 2015 -- RSNA 2015 is the culmination of a year of progress in advanced visualization, 3D, and computer-aided detection (CAD) technologies that shine a light on tasks that radiologists can now perform better, faster, and often more cheaply. Other hot topics at this year's conference include texture analysis, CT colonography, and 3D printing.
November 9, 2015 -- Our next destination on the Road to RSNA is a stop in healthcare IT for a preview of this year's presentations on reporting, critical results management, speech recognition, and radiation dose monitoring software, which is a particularly hot topic. Other presentations will explore the adoption of clinical decision support software and how HIT is being used to enhance radiologist education.
November 5, 2015 -- This installment of the Road to RSNA 2015 offers a preview to a plethora of studies that use different MRI techniques, as well as pair the modality with PET to further expand the technology's influence. Scientific papers scheduled for presentation in Chicago include studies on diffusion-weighted MRI to assess kidney disease, diffusion-tensor MRI for concussions, PET/MRI for breast cancer and other oncological applications, and many more topics.
November 4, 2015 -- At this year's RSNA 2015 meeting, a key theme for ultrasound is using the modality either in combination with other types of imaging or on its own to diagnose disease, predict its extent, or track treatment. Researchers will also address the use of elastography, ultrasound for gynecologic and breast applications, and other hot topics.
November 3, 2015 -- As RSNA 2015 turns a sprightly 101 this year, CT continues to pull tricks out of what always seems like its bottomless hat. In 2015, the all-purpose modality is doing its old tricks better than ever, and it's pulling off some new ones that hadn't seen much play before. Highlights this year include x-ray phase-contrast CT, an investigational photon-counting CT scanner, lung cancer screening, and new and improved iterative reconstruction techniques.
November 2, 2015 -- Welcome to the first installment of this year's Road to RSNA preview of the RSNA 2015 conference in Chicago. For the seventh year in a row, we're providing a modality-by-modality overview of the most important scientific sessions to serve as your guide to events at McCormick Place. Our journey along the Road to RSNA begins with our preview of Imaging Informatics, and specifically PACS, analytics, mobile devices, and image sharing.