RSNA 2018 News
RSNA 2018 NEWS
AR, 3D printing make headway in patient education
November 30, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Researchers from New York have created hundreds of individually tailored kidney and prostate cancer models using 3D printing and augmented reality (AR) technologies. The 3D models have helped improve patients' understanding of their disease and treatment, according to a presentation at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
A SMART way to reduce pediatric sedation MRI delays
November 30, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Having to wait almost two months for a pediatric MRI scan with sedation is no way to run an imaging facility. It's one of the reasons staff at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City launched the SMART program to better serve this young population, according to a Thursday talk at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
Trust MRgFUS for prostate cancer ablation
November 30, 2018 -- MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) is a viable tool for prostate cancer ablation, according to research presented this week at the annual RSNA meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Survey finds German medical students don't fear AI
November 29, 2018 -- CHICAGO - While the majority of medical students in Germany are aware of the discussion of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology, most are unafraid of being replaced by AI and are optimistic that it will improve radiology as well as medicine in general, according to research presented on Thursday at the RSNA 2018 meeting.  Discuss
The 2018 PACSman Awards: I'm on fire!
November 29, 2018 -- CHICAGO - It wouldn't be RSNA without the PACSman Awards from the one and only PACSman, Michael J. Cannavo. In the 2018 edition of the awards, Mike takes aim at the marketing triumphs and tragedies found on the exhibit floor of RSNA 2018.  Discuss
Gadolinium accumulation might be more widespread than thought
November 29, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Increased signal intensities in different brain regions presumably caused by linear and macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents could be an indication that gadolinium accumulation is more widespread than previously thought, according to a study presented on Wednesday at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2018: Rad-Aid airship could take radiology to the skies
November 29, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Humanitarian organization Rad-Aid is hard at work on a novel concept -- a flying airship that would bring high-tech healthcare such as medical imaging to areas in need. We talk to Dr. Dan Mollura of Rad-Aid about this novel idea.  Discuss
BI-RADS 4C or 5 on ultrasound? Go directly to biopsy
November 29, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Directly scheduling biopsy is an appropriate course of action for breast lesions categorized as BI-RADS 4C and 5 on screening ultrasound, according to research presented on Tuesday at the annual RSNA meeting.  Discuss
MRI exposes changes to kids' brains from football
November 29, 2018 -- An examination of MRI scans revealed that repeated head collisions incurred while playing football can deform the shape of white-matter tracts -- or bundles of nerve fibers -- in a child's brain, according to a presentation on Thursday at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
AI reliably characterizes pulmonary nodules on CT
November 28, 2018 -- CHICAGO - An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can outperform radiologists in stratifying the risk of pulmonary nodules found on low-dose CT lung screening exams, potentially helping to detect cancer earlier and reduce unnecessary workups, according to research presented on Wednesday at the RSNA meeting.  Discuss
RSNA 2018 Scientific & Educational Presentations
November 8, 2018 -- Our final destination on the Road to RSNA is imaging informatics, and specifically PACS, cybersecurity, structured reporting, clinical decision support, radiation dose-monitoring software, analytics, and issues regarding patient access to radiology results.
November 7, 2018 -- Key presentations at RSNA 2018 will discuss how artificial intelligence is helping clinicians in a variety of uses for digital x-ray, from improving dose calculations and analyzing suspicious lung nodules to hastening imaging exams and the care of patients in emergency rooms.
November 6, 2018 -- The integration of advanced visualization tools into healthcare has grown exponentially in recent years. At RSNA 2018, researchers will describe the various clinical applications of tools such as virtual and augmented reality, 3D printing, and cinematic rendering in dozens of workshops, presentations, and refresher courses.
November 5, 2018 -- RSNA 2018 will highlight the new ways ultrasound is changing clinical practice. Hot topics at year's RSNA meeting include the use of contrast-enhanced ultrasound and MR-guided focused ultrasound to diagnose different diseases, as well as the application of artificial intelligence in ultrasound imaging.
November 1, 2018 -- The scientific presentations focusing on CT at this year's RSNA conference speak to the modality's impressive resilience and continued development. Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, computer-aided detection (CAD), and updated protocols that are helping to reduce radiation dose, as well as the results from early studies of ultrahigh-resolution CT scanners, will be key topics discussed at the meeting.
October 31, 2018 -- Our Road to RSNA preview for the RSNA 2018 meeting in Chicago continues with MRI. Presentations at this year's conference will feature a range of hot topics, including artificial intelligence's impact on the modality, the issue of gadolinium-based contrast agents and also viable alternatives such as ferumoxytol, and PET/MRI's utilization in an increasing number of clinical applications.
October 30, 2018 -- Attendees of this year's RSNA meeting in Chicago will encounter a variety of studies on women's imaging topics, such as how digital breast tomosynthesis works in women with different backgrounds and types of breast tissue, ultrasound's role in breast cancer screening, the benefits of contrast-enhanced digital mammography, and how artificial intelligence can improve or enhance breast imaging.
October 29, 2018 -- Welcome to the first installment of this year's Road to RSNA preview of the RSNA 2018 meeting in Chicago. For the 10th year in a row, we're providing a modality-by-modality overview of selected scientific presentations to serve as your guide to events at McCormick Place. Our journey along the Road to RSNA begins with our preview of artificial intelligence (AI). Researchers will travel to the Windy City to share their experiences working with and developing AI applications in all aspects of the imaging process.
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