RSNA 2020 News
Breast MRI shows promise for surgical planning
November 30, 2020 -- Preoperative MRI may lead to better planning for breast cancer surgeries, according to research presented on Sunday at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting. One team found three MRI features tied to surgical success, while another group showed how preoperative MRI could reduce repeat surgeries.  Discuss
Algorithm outperforms top breast cancer risk model
November 30, 2020 -- A deep-learning algorithm outperformed a top breast cancer risk assessment model in research presented at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting. In fact, the algorithm bested the human risk assessment tool using data from mammograms alone.  Discuss
Mobile apps bring radiology education to the world
November 30, 2020 -- Mobile apps can bring high-quality radiology education to imaging specialists around the world, according to Dr. Elliot Fishman of CTisus. Fishman discusses the benefits of mobile apps over traditional educational tools in this video interview with  Discuss
AI developer expands portfolio of cerebrovascular offerings
November 30, 2020 -- A Silicon Valley-based company called RapidAI is expanding its suite of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for detecting cerebrovascular conditions. The company won the Minnies award for Best New Radiology Vendor, and spoke with RapidAI about its technology in this video interview.  Discuss
CT quantifies COVID-19 severity, ongoing conditions
November 29, 2020 -- Throughout this year's COVID-19 pandemic, chest CT has proved to be a valuable tool for diagnosing the illness in particular clinical situations. CT's worth for COVID-19 diagnosis and triage was the subject of a trio of presentations on Sunday afternoon at RSNA 2020.  Discuss
AI algorithm can detect, quantify brain infarcts
November 29, 2020 -- Researchers discussed how they used a deep-learning algorithm to detect, quantify, and assess the severity of infarcts in the brain on diffusion-weighted MRI exams in acute ischemic stroke patients in a Sunday presentation at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
What's the German experience of COVID-19 imaging?
November 29, 2020 -- Radiologists from Hamburg, Germany, have presented comprehensive new data at RSNA 2020 about the use of CT and radiography in COVID-19 cases during the first wave of the pandemic.  Discuss
Canon touts wide-bore CT, AI for PET/CT at RSNA 2020
November 29, 2020 -- A new CT scanner with a wide 90-cm bore, new applications for artificial intelligence (AI)-based reconstruction of PET/CT, and cardiac spectral CT in a single heartbeat are among the highlights in the booth of Canon Medical Systems USA at this week's virtual RSNA 2020 show.  Discuss
Krupinski: Digital imaging contributes to radiologist burnout
November 29, 2020 -- Radiology's conversion to digital imaging has contributed to the feeling of burnout that many radiologists now experience, according to Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD, of Emory University, the winner of the 2020 Minnies award for Most Influential Radiology Researcher. In this video interview, Krupinski discusses the factors that can contribute to radiologist burnout.  Discuss
Carlos: Radiologists should become more involved in patient care
November 29, 2020 -- Radiologists should work to reintegrate themselves into patient care, according to Dr. Ruth Carlos, the winner of the 2020 Minnies award for Most Effective Radiology Educator. Carlos, editor in chief of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, discusses her career and her thoughts on where radiology is going with  Discuss
November 18, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) may again be the darling of this year's RSNA meeting, but there's more to imaging informatics than AI, of course. Our final stop on this year's Road to RSNA preview takes a look at what to expect in enterprise imaging, clinical decision support, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality, business analytics, patient portals, and other informatics topics.
November 17, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted CT's usefulness as a diagnostic tool -- especially in the early days of the outbreak, when laboratory tests were scarce and results were delayed. Attendees at RSNA 2020 will learn about research demonstrating CT's efficacy in COVID-19 patients, as well as its use in cardiac imaging and other important areas.
November 16, 2020 -- A number of exciting women's imaging topics will be featured at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting, including developments in ultrasound screening and cutting-edge interventional techniques to treat breast malignancies.
November 12, 2020 -- In this most unusual of years, x-ray has once again demonstrated why it's still the most widely used medical imaging modality, some 125 years after that historic experiment in Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen's lab.
November 11, 2020 -- It's no secret that 2020 has been a challenging year, as healthcare providers around the world have attempted to cope with the global pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. But MRI has shown its value throughout the crisis, and attendees of the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting will be sure to encounter research that highlights the modality's efficacy.
November 10, 2020 -- It's been a big year for ultrasound, and the presentations at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting are sure to continue that trend. The conference will cover a number of cutting-edge ultrasound topics, including the use of artificial intelligence and contrast-enhanced applications.
November 9, 2020 -- Welcome to the first installment of this year's Road to RSNA preview of the RSNA 2020 meeting. Although RSNA 2020 will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendees will find no shortage of scientific and educational content. And as in recent years, artificial intelligence will have a dominant presence at the meeting.