RSNA 2017 News
How effective is ER ultrasound for breast abscesses?
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Breast abscesses are one of the few breast-specific emergencies that require urgent treatment in the emergency room (ER), and ultrasound is used to diagnose them. But is it effective? Perhaps not enough, according to research presented on Tuesday at the RSNA 2017 meeting.  Discuss
Shalom, Chicago: Israel shares 90 years of innovation
November 29, 2017 -- Medical imaging in Israel has a rich heritage and a bright future, and radiologists there are at the cutting edge of technological change and provide outstanding diagnostic and interventional services, Dr. Jacob Sosna, president of the Israel Radiological Association, told RSNA 2017 delegates on Tuesday.  Discuss
Image-guided IR treatment relieves back pain
November 29, 2017 -- An image-guided interventional radiology (IR) treatment using pulsed radiofrequency was able to relieve pain symptoms in a majority of patients with low back pain and sciatica, according to a presentation by Italian researchers on November 29 at this week's RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Optoacoustic device aids breast lesion assessment
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - An investigational device that combines a laser and ultrasound appears to have superior specificity for identifying benign breast lesions, according to a study presented on Monday at the RSNA 2017 conference.  Discuss
GBCA-related allergic reactions rare in cardiac MRI
November 28, 2017 -- CHICAGO - With the ongoing debate over the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), German researchers are offering evidence that GBCAs are safe to use in cardiac MRI applications, according to a study presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2017.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2017: Cinematic rendering -- Just pretty pictures or paradigm shift?
November 28, 2017 -- CHICAGO - One of the most intriguing new technologies in radiology is cinematic rendering, a 3D reconstruction technique that produces amazingly lifelike images from CT and MRI scans. Are cinematic-rendered images just pretty pictures, or do they represent a paradigm shift in how radiologists will do their jobs in the future? Dr. Elliot Fishman of Johns Hopkins University addresses these questions.  Discuss
Radiologists aid mass disaster recovery with mobile CT
November 28, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Not knowing the identity or whereabouts of people who were part of a mass disaster is frustrating for physicians and devastating for loved ones. Mobile CT scanners can help ameliorate this issue, according to a study presented on Monday at RSNA 2017.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2017: Gadolinium retention debate takes center stage
November 28, 2017 -- CHICAGO - When action movie star Chuck Norris earlier this month filed suit against firms involved in the distribution of gadolinium-based contrast agents, he put a human face on the gadolinium retention issue. MRI safety expert Dr. Emanuel Kanal of the University of Pittsburgh discusses the latest findings in what's known about gadolinium safety in this video.  Discuss
Cybersecurity remains a problem in radiology
November 28, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Nearly 3,000 DICOM servers worldwide remain open and unsecured against external data access, representing a considerable ongoing cybersecurity threat to radiology, according to a presentation on Monday at the RSNA 2017 conference.  Discuss
How accurate are SRU guidelines for advanced fibrosis?
November 28, 2017 -- CHICAGO - How dependable are guidelines from the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) for evaluating advanced fibrosis in patients with cirrhosis? There's room for improvement, according to research delivered on Monday at the RSNA 2017 meeting.  Discuss
RSNA 2017 Scientific & Educational Presentations
November 13, 2017 -- Radiography is medical imaging's first modality, but over a century after its discovery it's still going strong, with new technologies and clinical applications giving x-ray a renewed sense of vibrancy. At RSNA 2017, one of the most exciting technologies will be artificial intelligence.
November 9, 2017 -- RSNA 2017 might be remembered as the annual meeting when women's imaging took a quantum leap forward with the burgeoning utilization of artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and computer-aided detection/diagnosis.
November 8, 2017 -- RSNA 2017 is almost here, and considering all the developments in advanced visualization that have taken place this past year, the timing couldn't be better. Numerous workshops, courses, and presentations in McCormick Place will cover the basics of 3D printing and how to incorporate it into medical practice.
November 7, 2017 -- At the upcoming RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago, you'll hear variations on the key theme of how ultrasound in its various forms helps clinicians diagnose disease, stage treatment, and track healing. Technologies under discussion will range from shear-wave elastography and contrast-enhanced ultrasound to MRI-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound, just to name a few.
November 6, 2017 -- Our next destination on the Road to RSNA is a stop in artificial intelligence (AI) for a preview of this year's presentations on AI in medical imaging, including machine learning, deep learning, and computer-aided detection/diagnosis. If you thought AI had taken off at RSNA 2016, you haven't seen anything yet.
November 2, 2017 -- At RSNA 2017, researchers are highlighting the most advanced CT methods to refine diagnoses, track diseases, and even predict the onset of adverse events. The unending pursuit of CT image quality will be one of the key themes of this year's conference.
November 1, 2017 -- MRI might be considered a mature modality, but researchers and clinicians are constantly exploring new avenues for the decades-old imaging technology. RSNA 2017 will feature presentations on multiparametric MRI, hybrid multidimensional MRI, and new sequences for metal artifact reduction.
October 31, 2017 -- Scientific sessions in women's imaging at RSNA 2017 will range from classic research on the effectiveness of breast cancer screening to cutting-edge studies on the use of advanced technologies such as deep learning to improve breast cancer detection.
October 30, 2017 -- Welcome to the first installment of this year's Road to RSNA preview of the RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago. For the ninth 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, cybersecurity, clinical decision support, radiation dose-monitoring software, structured reporting, analytics, and issues regarding patient access to radiology results.