Radiology decision-support tool captures online knowledge
November 29, 2012 -- CHICAGO - Semantic Web technology tools can be used to provide radiologists with decision support during image interpretation, according to research presented on Thursday at the 2012 RSNA annual meeting.  Discuss
Only half of patients identify radiologists as physicians
November 29, 2012 -- CHICAGO - Barely half of patients understand that radiologists are "real" doctors, a new poll of more than 300 individuals revealed. Researchers from Indiana presented the findings on Wednesday at the RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Organ doses for CT exams line up with SSDE dose estimates
November 29, 2012 -- CHICAGO - Absorbed organ doses are very close to size-specific dose estimates (SSDE) in CT exams of the abdomen and pelvis, confirming the validity of radiology's new and more accurate dose measurement technique, according to a study presented at the RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Dalai in RSNA 'Wonderland'
November 29, 2012 -- CHICAGO - For years, the PACSman Awards were an annual tradition in's coverage of the RSNA conference. With the PACSman hanging up his typewriter in 2010, the baton has now passed to the Dalai Lama of PACS, radiologist and blogger Dr. Sam Friedman, who shares his unique RSNA experience.  Discuss
CT helps identify belly fat as osteoporosis risk factor in men
November 29, 2012 -- CHICAGO - Accumulation of deep visceral fat in men is a risk factor for bone loss and decreased bone strength, which may lead to osteoporosis, researchers reported at the 2012 RSNA annual meeting.  Discuss
Radiologists must exploit IT to secure their future: Part 2
November 28, 2012 -- CHICAGO - To recapture their role as the "doctor's doctor," radiologists must be value innovators, said Dr. Paul Chang of the University of Chicago School of Medicine. Advances in information technology will be crucial for the specialty to demonstrate value and avoid commoditization.  Discuss
Errors in reports are a 'sleeping giant of a problem'
November 28, 2012 -- CHICAGO - Errors due to voice recognition software are a "sleeping giant of a problem," a radiologist said during a question and answer session at RSNA on Tuesday afternoon. In any one line of his dictation, there's a 52% chance there will be an error, he added.  Discuss
Adding a radiologist improves rad therapy treatment planning
November 28, 2012 -- CHICAGO - Having a consultant diagnostic radiologist as a member of a radiation oncology treatment planning team can help improve the accuracy and appropriateness of radiotherapy for cancer patients, according to study results presented on Tuesday at the RSNA annual meeting.  Discuss
Radiology and consumerism: Odd bedfellows?
November 28, 2012 -- CHICAGO - The doctor-patient paradigm of "doctor knows best" has changed as patients become more active consumers in selecting healthcare services, according to a panel presentation at RSNA 2012. If radiologists know what's good for them -- and their patients -- they will adjust, the group advised.  Discuss
Low-dose mammo, wireless US probe, 3T MRI pace Siemens at RSNA
November 28, 2012 -- CHICAGO - A new digital mammography system with lower radiation dose, a wireless ultrasound probe, a 3-tesla MRI scanner designed for high-performance clinical and research work, and a new line of angiography systems are among the highlights in the RSNA 2012 booth of Siemens Healthcare.  Discuss
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