RSNA 2015 NEWS
Germans get star billing at RSNA with vast MRI study
December 1, 2015 -- Taking a broader approach to research, combined with much closer collaboration between radiologists and epidemiologists, can contribute to better patient care and disease prevention, according to speakers from Germany at a special session held at RSNA 2015 on Monday.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2015: Deconstructed PACS: Fact or fiction?
December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Deconstructed PACS has been a hot topic in imaging informatics for the last year. But is deconstructed PACS really something new, or is it just a new label for an evolving technology? Michael J. Cannavo, the PACSman, offers his perspective in this RSNA 2015 video.  Discuss
Concussion effects vary among former football players
December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Repetitive hits to the head and a history of concussions can affect different areas of the brain in former collegiate and professional football players, based on the player's position, according to a comparison of diffusion-tensor MR images presented on Monday at RSNA 2015.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2015: Lego imaging suite allays kids' fears of MRI scans
November 30, 2015 -- CHICAGO - A novel Lego kit of an MRI scanning suite that kids can assemble themselves is a hot topic at this week's RSNA 2015 meeting. The developers of the kit believe it could help familiarize kids with the imaging environment before their scans.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2015: Should radiologists be worried about AI?
November 30, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Will artificial intelligence like IBM's Watson computer someday be reading medical imaging scans? And should radiologists be worried? Dr. Eliot Siegel from the University of Maryland addresses these questions in this video from RSNA 2015.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2015: How can radiologists add value?
November 30, 2015 -- CHICAGO - As healthcare shifts from a volume- to a value-based paradigm, where does this leave radiologists? There are a number of strategies they can take to add value to healthcare in this environment, according to Dr. Geraldine McGinty of Weill Cornell Medicine and the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Screening US spots thyroid cancer in healthy people
November 30, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Screening ultrasound in asymptomatic healthy people can be useful for detecting early-stage thyroid cancer, and in South Korea at least, it can be done at a relatively low societal cost, according to research presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2015.  Discuss
Researchers measure fetal CT dose with SSDE
November 30, 2015 -- CHICAGO - A new fetal dose-measurement technique ties CT dose index volume scanner readouts to size-specific dose estimates (SSDEs), opening a door to greater accuracy in fetal dose measurement, according to a presentation at the 2015 RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Radiologists are working more for less, study finds
November 30, 2015 -- CHICAGO - It's not your imagination: Radiologists are working more for less reimbursement -- in fact, almost double for what they're getting paid, according to a poster discussion at RSNA's annual conference.  Discuss
Lose weight -- It makes your knees happy, too
November 30, 2015 -- CHICAGO - A study using MRI has found that if overweight or obese individuals shed more than 10% of their body weight, the degeneration of knee cartilage is slowed, researchers reported at RSNA 2015.  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.