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Heart disease treatment planning viable on CCTA, FFR-CT
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) with fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) analysis proved to be a reliable alternative to invasive coronary angiography in treatment decision-making for patients with coronary artery disease, in a study presented on Monday at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/MRI could be boon for meningioma
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - The combination of gallium-68 (Ga-68) DOTATATE PET and MRI can greatly improve the assessments of how well patients with meningiomas respond to surgery and/or radiation treatment, according to a study presented Sunday at the RSNA 2019 meeting.  Discuss
MRI-guided prostate cancer treatment shows promise
December 2, 2019 -- Researchers are touting the efficacy of a new, incision-free MRI-guided procedure that uses therapeutic ultrasound to treat prostate cancer and benign enlargement of the prostate gland in a multicenter study. Findings were presented Monday at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
Human connection is key to progress in radiology
December 1, 2019 -- CHICAGO - In a medical world moving at ever-increasing speeds and making greater demands, it will require a conscious effort on the part of individual radiologists to create a culture of patient interaction and keep humanity at the forefront of the specialty, RSNA 2019 President Dr. Valerie Jackson said in her opening address.  Discuss
AI's clinical role in breast screening comes under scrutiny
December 1, 2019 -- The fiercely contested race to demonstrate how artificial intelligence (AI) can improve quality of care and patient outcomes began on the opening day of RSNA 2019, when the latest clinical evidence of AI's potential value in breast screening came under the microscope.  Discuss
How to implement clinical decision support: Part 2
November 29, 2019 -- A number of different methods can be used to implement radiology clinical decision support, but whatever's chosen must be easy to use and integrated into the ordering physician's workflow, according to talks during a webinar hosted by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine on November 21.  Discuss
MRI contrast ferumoxytol causes very few side effects
November 29, 2019 -- Could ferumoxytol replace gadolinium-based contrast agents for some MRI scans? It is a possibility, given that it is well tolerated by patients with chronic kidney disease and caused no serious adverse events, according to a study published in the December issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Add MRI to breast screening for fewer interval cancers
November 27, 2019 -- In a large Dutch study, using supplemental MRI screening in women with extremely dense breast tissue and normal mammograms resulted in significantly fewer interval cancers than using mammography alone.  Discuss
Imaging patterns predict gunshot injury readmission rates
November 27, 2019 -- Imaging findings from diagnostic imaging exams could help determine which patients with gunshot injuries are most likely to have future health complications and end up returning to the hospital for additional medical treatment, according to a study to be presented at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
Micro-CT unveils curious history of ancient manikins
November 27, 2019 -- Long before the advent of modern-day imaging modalities, clinicians used manikins to study medical anatomy. Researchers from Duke University will share how they used micro-CT to uncover the internal features and material composition of these human figurines in a presentation at the RSNA 2019 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
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