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Time to ditch the chest x-ray, Norwegians conclude
December 3, 2012 -- CHICAGO - If cost isn't an issue -- and that's a big if -- it's time to say goodbye to chest radiography, say researchers from Norway who compared chest x-ray to ultralow-dose CT. Results were presented at the 2012 RSNA meeting.
High altitude sickness can lead to long-term brain damage
December 3, 2012 -- German researchers have used MRI to get a closer look at the potentially devastating neurological impact of high altitude sickness. In research presented at last week's RSNA congress, they showed that mountain climbers can have traces of bleeding in the brain years after the initial incident.
Adding a radiologist improves rad therapy treatment planning
November 30, 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.
Dutch unveil substantial new data on colorectal screening
November 29, 2012 -- As the cost-effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening comes under growing scrutiny across Europe, detailed, up-to-date analysis and statistics involving more than 1,100 patients recruited into the Dutch population-based screening trial look certain to attract widespread attention.
ESR moves to diffuse row over speaker fees
November 28, 2012 -- The Vienna-based European Society of Radiology (ESR) has issued a strongly worded and detailed statement to explain and defend its policy of charging presenters at its annual scientific meeting, the European Congress of Radiology.
CT can replace x-ray for pediatric cystic fibrosis patients
November 27, 2012 -- CHICAGO - Ultralow-dose CT is on par with a frontal chest x-ray in terms of dose (0.05 mSv) and gives an accurate diagnosis in pediatric cystic fibrosis patients, Belgian researchers revealed on Monday afternoon at the annual RSNA meeting.
Artist uses hand x-rays to grasp meaning behind scans
November 27, 2012 -- Do x-rays make the personal impersonal, stripping out our humanity to examine our inner structures? If so, French artist Marc Ferrante has perhaps recaptured it. Collaborating with puppeteers and other hand artists, he's created a collection of approximately 100 hand radiographs, exploring "whether life can be breathed into these images."
PET/MRI tops DWI-MRI for head/neck lymph node metastases
November 26, 2012 -- CHICAGO - PET/MRI outperformed diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI-MRI) for detecting lymph node metastases in the staging of head and neck cancer patients, according to a German study presented on Sunday at the RSNA annual meeting.
Never mind the fashion, let's get personal
November 26, 2012 -- Once again, one of the topics at this week's annual meeting of the RSNA in Chicago will be personalized medicine. It's a term on everyone's lips, yet everyone seems to mean something different.
Make yourself more visible, RSNA president insists
November 25, 2012 -- CHICAGO - "Step out from behind the curtain and put a face on the radiologist" was the resounding message of Sunday morning's opening session at the annual RSNA meeting. Dr. George Bisset III, RSNA president, emphasized the meeting's theme during his opening remarks and was echoed by colleagues in sessions that followed.
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