RSNA 2021 News
RSNA 2021 NEWS
Including more Black smokers in lung screening would save lives
December 2, 2021 -- Increasing the number of African American and Black smokers who get screened for lung cancer with low-dose CT would reduce mortality rates from the disease, according to research shared Thursday morning at the RSNA meeting.  Discuss
More research, transparency needed for combining AI with DBT
December 2, 2021 -- Combining digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and artificial intelligence (AI) could help even more with breast cancer outcomes, but more rigorous trials are needed, according to a presentation given December 1 at the RSNA annual meeting.  Discuss
States failed to prioritize cancer patients for COVID-19 vaccines
December 2, 2021 -- Most states winged it with poor results last spring when it came to prioritizing vulnerable cancer patients for COVID-19 vaccines, with guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention too broad to be useful, according to research presented December 2 at the RSNA 2021 annual meeting.  Discuss
What's still hot in GI fluoroscopy?
December 2, 2021 -- There's no doubt that barium radiology procedures have plummeted in recent years, but gastrointestinal (GI) fluoroscopy remains an important tool to teach trainees to prepare them for clinical practice, according to a talk Wednesday at RSNA 2021 in Chicago.  Discuss
New radiotracer improves management of prostate cancer patients
December 2, 2021 -- PET imaging with the radiotracer F-18 DCFPyL detects more metastatic tumors and can significantly improve treatment decisions compared with conventional imaging in patients with prostate cancer, according to research presented Wednesday at RSNA 2021 in Chicago.  Discuss
AI model spots health disparities in COVID-19 patients
December 2, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can identify racial or ethnic health disparities in COVID-19 patients based on the analysis of chest radiographs, according to research presented Wednesday at RSNA 2021 in Chicago.  Discuss
When to biopsy: How prostate MRI can transform best practice
December 2, 2021 -- In the era of MRI targeting, do all prostate cancer patients require an additional 12-core systematic biopsy? Moving away from default systematic biopsy in some cases may be wise, according to German researcher Dr. Dominik Deniffel, who has won a prestigious award for trainees at RSNA 2021.  Discuss
Progress made, but more needed for diffusion-weighted breast imaging
December 1, 2021 -- Diffusion-weighted imaging has made strides in research on its way to being used in radiology clinics for diagnostic and therapeutic use in breast imaging, but more work is needed, according to a talk given December 1 at the RSNA annual meeting.  Discuss
New MRI scanners drive Philips products at RSNA 2021
December 1, 2021 -- Two new MRI scanners at 3-tesla and 1.5-tesla field strengths are among the new product launches at RSNA 2021 for Philips. The company is also demonstrating a midrange CT scanner and a new interventional suite that combines CT with angiography.  Discuss
Medicare beneficiary growth outstripping radiologist supply
December 1, 2021 -- In some parts of the U.S., the number of Medicare beneficiaries is outpacing the number of available radiologists by more than 50%, according to research presented Wednesday morning at the RSNA meeting.  Discuss
RSNA 2021 PREVIEWS
November 24, 2021 -- MRI technology was launched into the world of imaging 50 years ago. In the decades since, the modality has become a key part of patient care. RSNA attendees will have numerous opportunities to learn about the benefits of MRI.
November 23, 2021 -- Presentations specific to COVID-19 are among the molecular imaging scientific sessions offered at RSNA 2021. Attendees will also enjoy research in oncologic and brain imaging, radionuclide therapy, PET radiopharmaceuticals, technical advances, and more.
November 22, 2021 -- Our next destination on the Road to RSNA is imaging informatics -- specifically, enterprise imaging, cybersecurity, structured reporting, clinical decision support, analytics, radiomics, and issues regarding patient access to radiology results.
November 18, 2021 -- CT is a dynamic imaging modality that's used for a range of applications and, thus, is a key part of the healthcare enterprise. At this year's RSNA meeting, CT will be featured in a variety of sessions that tackle everything from how to incorporate artificial intelligence into CT imaging to the development of new technologies such as photon-counting CT.
November 17, 2021 -- Experts suggest one reason digital x-ray is an attractive modality to researchers developing artificial intelligence models is that large patient datasets are more available than in other modalities. The chest radiographs used in data analysis for the studies we've highlighted in this Road to RSNA section alone number in the hundreds of thousands.
November 16, 2021 -- At RSNA 2021, attendees will have the chance to learn about new and improved ways to detect and diagnose breast cancers, screening methods that combine multiple imaging modalities, the role of artificial intelligence in reducing false positives and improving accuracy, the continued emergence of digital breast tomosynthesis, abbreviated breast MRI, and more.
November 15, 2021 -- Welcome to the first installment of this year's Road to RSNA preview of the RSNA 2021 meeting, which will return to McCormick Place after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fittingly, our journey along the Road to RSNA begins with our preview of artificial intelligence.