Mental illness may double need for CT lung screening
December 11, 2018 -- U.S. patients with a mental health illness have a considerably higher smoking prevalence and are nearly two times as likely to be eligible for CT lung cancer screening than individuals without a mental illness, according to a presentation at the recent RSNA 2018 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
AI algorithm detects all intracranial hemorrhage types
December 6, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can detect all types of intracranial hemorrhage on noncontrast head CT studies, showing potential for use in all clinical scenarios that involve detecting and tracking this critical condition, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2018 meeting in Chicago.  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
Emergency CT use continues its exponential growth
November 28, 2018 -- CHICAGO - The utilization rate of CT continues to soar in U.S. hospital emergency departments, with radiologists interpreting the majority of these exams. What does the trend say about the state of emergent CT? Researchers from Pennsylvania explored the question in a Tuesday presentation at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
Siemens releases new MRI, AI for CT, and x-ray systems at RSNA
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Siemens Healthineers is debuting a range of new products at this week's RSNA 2018 meeting, including new MRI scanners based on its BioMatrix technology, artificial intelligence (AI) for CT, and new x-ray systems.  Discuss
New AI platform, CT scanner pace GE launches at RSNA 2018
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - GE Healthcare is launching a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform called Edison at this week's RSNA 2018 meeting. Other major product launches include a new CT scanner family, a new series of nuclear medicine systems, and workflow tools for MRI, x-ray, and other modalities.  Discuss
CT-guided pulsed radiofrequency provides back pain relief
November 27, 2018 -- CT-guided pulsed radiofrequency, which applies pulses of energy directly to nerve roots, may be an effective method for alleviating lower back pain for cases when more conservative treatment options fail to do so, according to a Tuesday presentation at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.  Discuss
Philips shows new MRI, AI technologies at RSNA 2018
November 26, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is launching a variety of new imaging technologies at this week's RSNA 2018 meeting, including an MRI scanner that dramatically cuts helium use and an updated platform designed to foster the development of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.  Discuss
Canon debuts MRI and vascular systems and AI for CT at RSNA
November 25, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Canon Medical Systems USA plans to highlight an artificial intelligence (AI) protocol for CT data reconstruction, a new premium 1.5-tesla MRI scanner, a high-end vascular imaging system, and a new line of midrange ultrasound systems at its first RSNA show after Canon rebranded Toshiba's medical imaging assets earlier in 2018.  Discuss
Flat-panel CT helps refine pitch for cochlear implant users
November 21, 2018 -- An individualized CT-guided approach to programming cochlear implants significantly improved pitch perception in people with deafness or severe hearing deficiencies, compared with the standard technique, according to an article published online November 21 in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery.  Discuss