RSNA 2015 NEWS
Video from RSNA 2015: Hot trends in healthcare IT for radiology
December 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Radiology is increasingly an IT-driven specialty. In this interview from RSNA 2015, analyst Andrew Rebhan from market research and consulting firm IHS Medical Technology talks about the hot trends in healthcare IT for radiology.  Discuss
Breast density alone not a cancer risk factor
December 2, 2015 -- High breast tissue density alone is not a strong independent risk factor for cancer, according to a study presented at this week's RSNA 2015 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Ultrasound offers insight into knuckle-cracking debate
December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - An audible crack is accompanied by a distinct flash of brightness -- or so it goes when a person cracks his or her knuckles while being scanned via ultrasound, according to researchers from California. They shared their conclusions about the common sound at this week's RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Patients want speedy access to their imaging reports
December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Patients want to access their imaging results quickly via patient portals, and they are also interested in receiving the findings directly from radiologists, according to a presentation on Tuesday at the 2015 RSNA meeting.  Discuss
With tomo, are synthesized 2D images good enough?
December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - It seems like a good idea: When using digital breast tomosynthesis, synthesize the 2D mammography images from the tomosynthesis data to reduce radiation dose. But are these images really good enough to replace actual 2D mammography? Researchers addressed this question on Tuesday morning at RSNA 2015.  Discuss
Gaming console might help produce better x-rays
December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - The gaming console your children use to destroy alien villains on distant fictional planets may help radiologists improve the quality of x-rays, researchers reported at the annual RSNA conference.  Discuss
Siemens RSNA launches range from x-ray to PET/CT
December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - At this week's RSNA 2015 meeting, Siemens Healthcare is unveiling a range of new imaging technologies, from a robotic x-ray room to a new entry-level PET/CT scanner. The firm is also talking up a regulatory clearance for CT lung cancer screening that it received just before the show opened.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2015: Is meaningful use still meaningful to radiologists?
December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Should radiologists still care about the U.S. government's meaningful use program to promote adoption of healthcare IT? Learn why meaningful use still matters to radiology in this video from RSNA 2015 with Dr. Raym Geis, vice chair of the IT Informatics Commission at the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2015: Should we cut the number of residency spots?
December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Should the number of radiology residency slots be reduced to improve the job prospects for radiologists? This controversial proposal is addressed by Dr. Richard Duszak from Emory University and Dr. Andrew Rosenkrantz from NYU Langone Medical Center.
Blood flow still altered after concussion symptoms abate
December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - New MRI-based research suggests that changes in the brain linger after athletes appear to recover from the cognitive symptoms involved with a concussion, according to results presented in a press conference at this week's RSNA 2015 conference.  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.