RSNA 2019 News
RSNA 2019 NEWS
Video from RSNA 2019: Reducing radiation dose in medical imaging
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Is radiology making progress in reducing the radiation dose used in medical imaging exams? Maybe, but there is still much work to be done, according to Dr. Rebecca Smith-Bindman of the University of California, San Francisco.  Discuss
Doubts persist over DBT's clinical impact
December 3, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is developing fast, but some challenges and questions remain in terms of efficiency, efficacy, safety, and quality assurance, as well as the long-term effect on mortality, two leading researchers have noted in an RSNA 2019 presentation.  Discuss
AI spots heart disease on CT lung screening exams
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Low-dose CT lung screening exams aren't just useful for finding lung cancer. With help from an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, these studies can also be used for opportunistic screening for heart disease, according to research presented Tuesday at the RSNA 2019 meeting.  Discuss
Scanning the pharaohs: Ancient Egypt comes to Chicago
December 3, 2019 -- Ever wondered what it's like to work as a paleoradiologist? Hundreds of RSNA 2019 delegates found out on Tuesday, when a leading expert in imaging of ancient Egyptian mummies and other antiquities played a central role in a plenary session about the achievements of the country's radiologists.  Discuss
Information is critical for MRI and spinal cord injuries
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - One good way to accurately describe and share patient information from MRI scans on spinal cord injuries is to use common features to which everyone can relate, according to findings presented on Monday at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
MRI finds communication breakdown after concussion
December 3, 2019 -- Researchers from New York University have developed a unique MRI-based approach for better evaluating damage from concussions that uses measurements of water diffusion to obtain a microscopic view of the brain's white matter, according to a study presented Tuesday at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
MRI illuminates causes of depression
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - MRI brain scans can play a valuable role in the discovery and evaluation of abnormalities in the brains of people with depression, potentially leading to effective treatments for the disorder, according to two studies presented this week at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
Researchers present perils of e-scootering at RSNA 2019
December 3, 2019 -- The recent surge in electric scooter use in major U.S. cities has led to marked increases in various scooter-related injuries. Researchers from Indiana discussed the presentation of these injuries on CT scans and x-ray images at the RSNA 2019 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
MRgFUS could hurdle Alzheimer's treatment obstacle
December 3, 2019 -- Low-intensity pulses of MRI-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) could become a viable strategy to open areas of the blood-brain barrier and allow for targeted drug and stem-cell treatment for Alzheimer's disease, according to a study presented Tuesday at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2019: Dr. Paul Chang on AI and radiology
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - What's the current state of the art in artificial intelligence (AI)? We talked with Dr. Paul Chang of the University of Chicago for his views on how recent changes in AI promise to reshape medical imaging.  Discuss
RSNA 2019 Scientific & Educational Presentations
November 14, 2019 -- Our final destination on the Road to RSNA is imaging informatics -- specifically PACS, cybersecurity, structured reporting, clinical decision support (CDS), analytics, and issues regarding patient access to radiology results. RSNA 2019 attendees can learn how to improve their radiology reports, the benefits of CDS for radiologists, ways informatics can help better communicate imaging results, and much more.
November 13, 2019 -- Digital radiography (DR) maintains its solid foundation of diagnostic support for imaging centers, emergency departments, outpatient clinics, and mobile operations worldwide. Presentations at RSNA 2019 will feature hot topics such as how DR will benefit from artificial intelligence, dark-field x-ray, hardware improvements in DR systems, and other key research findings.
November 12, 2019 -- From 3D printing to virtual and augmented reality, advanced visualization technologies continue making great strides in healthcare with each passing year. RSNA 2019 attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss these developments in a number of scientific and educational presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops.
November 11, 2019 -- At this year's RSNA meeting, ultrasound's versatility will be on display via scientific presentations and posters, as well as refresher courses that will keep sonographers at the top of their game. Hot topics for RSNA 2019 include shear-wave elastography, contrast-enhanced ultrasound, automated breast ultrasound, and more.
November 7, 2019 -- The vast number of CT presentations at RSNA 2019 is a testament to the modality's resilience, its value, and its adaptability. This year's presentations will reaffirm the utility of tried-and-true imaging techniques and also feature relatively new technologies that have already begun reshaping the approach radiologists take to common clinical applications.
November 6, 2019 -- The diverse utility of MRI is endless, as evidenced in the wide range of clinical applications to be discussed in the scientific sessions of RSNA 2019. This year's meeting features presentations, posters, courses, and exhibits on topics such as imaging with field strengths that span from 0.55 tesla to 7 tesla, gadolinium-based contrast agents, safety in the MRI suite, and novel technologies such as MR elastography.
November 5, 2019 -- At RSNA 2019, attendees will have the opportunity to learn how artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming women's imaging, such as enhancing breast imaging, improving radiologists' workflow, and reducing recall rates with digital mammography. This year's conference will also feature presentations on shear-wave elastography, contrast-enhanced spectral mammography, and more.
November 4, 2019 -- Welcome to the first installment of this year's Road to RSNA preview of the RSNA 2019 meeting in Chicago. Our journey along the Road to RSNA begins with our preview of artificial intelligence (AI), a topic that's once again primed to take center stage at the meeting. AI research is largely focused these days on augmenting radiologists and improving the practice of radiology and patient care.