RSNA 2019 News
RSNA 2019 NEWS
Video from RSNA 2019: Get ready for changes to radiology billing in 2020
December 4, 2019 -- CHICAGO - A host of changes in radiology billing and coding are coming in 2020 -- is your imaging facility prepared? Find out about some of the more important changes -- such as the arrival of clinical decision support -- in this video interview with Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners.  Discuss
MRI links oral contraceptives to smaller hypothalamic volumes
December 4, 2019 -- Researchers have found that healthy women taking oral contraceptives had significantly smaller hypothalamus volume, compared with women not taking the birth control pill. In a study presented Wednesday at RSNA 2019, they also pointed out smaller hypothalamic volume is linked to anger and depression.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2019: The PACSman takes on artificial intelligence
December 4, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Long known for his iconoclastic views on digital image management, the PACSman -- Michael J. Cannavo -- also has a few thoughts on the looming impact of artificial intelligence in radiology. Hear them firsthand in this video interview from RSNA 2019.  Discuss
FDG-PET/CT within a year of heart valve surgery looks safe
December 4, 2019 -- CHICAGO - How soon after aortic prosthetic heart valve implantation can patients safely undergo FDG-PET/CT? A study presented Tuesday at the RSNA annual meeting found that such a scan within the first 12 months is quite feasible.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2019: Gender diversity in radiology
December 4, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Radiology has a reputation as a specialty that has a hard time attracting female medical doctors. But is that really a fair assessment? Dr. Amy Patel of the University of Missouri-Kansas City explains how she and others in the RADxx movement are working to change radiology's image.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2019: What's happening with MRI safety
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - A recent incident at an MRI scanner in Sweden indicates that there is still room for improvement when it comes to magnet safety. We talked to MRI safety expert Dr. Emanuel Kanal of the University of Pittsburgh about steps imaging centers can take to make sure both their patients and their personnel are safe.  Discuss
Imaging experts give insight on vaping-related lung injury
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - The diagnosis of electronic cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury on imaging exams continues to evolve as reports of new cases emerge daily. A panel of experts on the subject shared their insights into the epidemic in a special interest session at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
Portable head CT, AI for MRI pace Siemens at RSNA
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - A new portable head CT scanner on wheels, artificial intelligence (AI) tools for MRI, and a premium shared-services ultrasound scanner are among the RSNA 2019 highlights for Siemens Healthineers this week.  Discuss
RSNA's AI Showcase provides a deep experience
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Few technologies have shown growth as rapid as that of artificial intelligence (AI). Sadly, few have also shown such initially slow adoption either, despite the great promise it holds. The PACSman, Michael J. Cannavo, reports back after reviewing the AI landscape at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2019: How to prevent burnout in radiology
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Physician burnout has become a commonplace problem throughout healthcare, but it's particularly pernicious in radiology. Learn how to recognize the signs of burnout -- and how to prevent it -- with this interview with Dr. Mikhail Higgins of Boston Medical Center.  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.