Training helps novice CT readers identify interstitial lung disease
December 3, 2021 -- A short, pattern-based CT education module offered to general radiologists or novice readers improves their ability to spot interstitial lung disease -- a condition that is often difficult to diagnose, according to a presentation delivered November 30 at the RSNA meeting. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
Dual-energy CT scans of T-Rex reveal fossil's secrets
December 1, 2021 -- Using dual-energy CT (DECT), researchers have diagnosed bone disease in the fossilized jaw of a Tyrannosaurus rex named Tristan Otto, according to research presented this week at RSNA 2021. The work shows how DECT can be a noninvasive tool for paleontologists to investigate fossils. Read More
Why do Spaniards live so long? Imaging of longevity
December 1, 2021 -- Life expectancy in Spain is nearly 86 years -- the highest in Europe and the fourth-highest worldwide -- RSNA 2021 delegates learned on Monday. This has major implications for radiology. Read More
Antioxidant agent protects DNA from ionizing radiation
November 30, 2021 -- N-acetylcysteine is a promising compound for protecting cells from DNA damage caused by ionizing radiation in medical imaging, according to preclinical research presented Tuesday morning at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More
Video from RSNA 2021: The emergence of photon-counting CT
November 30, 2021 -- CHICAGO - One of the most exciting new medical imaging technologies to emerge in 2021 is photon-counting CT. But what is it, and why is it an improvement over existing technology? We talked to Cynthia McCollough, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic about photon-counting CT at this week's RSNA 2021 meeting. Read More
GE targets radiology efficiency with new product launches
November 30, 2021 -- CHICAGO - GE Healthcare is launching new products across a range of medical imaging modalities at RSNA 2021, with a common theme: making radiology departments and imaging centers more efficient. The introductions include a new MRI family and a new CT scanner. Read More
Head trauma patients on older blood thinners face higher risk
November 30, 2021 -- Adults who are on older blood-thinning medications have a significantly higher risk of a delayed intracranial hemorrhage or death following brain trauma, according to research presented November 30 at the RSNA 2021 meeting in Chicago. Read More
Canon's virtual exhibit highlights include new MRI scanner
November 29, 2021 -- While Canon Medical Systems opted not to exhibit in person in McCormick Place, the company is still showcasing its products with a virtual exhibition. Among Canon's highlights are a new MRI scanner, deep learning-based enhancements in CT reconstruction, and a new ultrasound package. Read More