Going Dutch means far more than tulips, Rembrandt
November 29, 2016 -- Tulips, Rembrandt, and free cookies feature prominently at the Netherlands Presents booth at McCormick Place in Chicago, but RSNA 2016 delegates found out during a special session why the country's neuroradiologists, including Dr. Meike Vernooij, PhD, are the real stars at the congress.
The good, the bad, and the ugly in the digital age
November 28, 2016 -- It's a digital age, and radiology has some important experiences to share as the healthcare enterprise continues to integrate technology into the practice of medicine, Dr. Robert Wachter, chair of the department of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, told attendees at the opening session of RSNA 2016 in Chicago.
Switch to macrocyclic GBCAs reduces brain signals
November 25, 2016 -- As more studies weigh the risks and benefits of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), German researchers have discovered that switching from a linear GBCA to a macrocyclic GBCA reduced the level of residual signal intensity in the brains of patients who underwent multiple enhanced MRI scans with both types of agents.
Online literacy tools spell change in UAE
November 24, 2016 -- New research from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) designed to gauge whether audiovisual e-resources can help patients understand imaging procedures before undergoing examinations has led to validation of these aids among radiology staff.
Heindel considers pros and cons of breast screening
November 23, 2016 -- Dr. Walter Heindel helped to pioneer Germany's mammographic screening program. In 2005, his team was among the first to offer routine early detection of breast cancer. In this interview, he outlines the risks, opportunities, and future of the national program.
Study: Gadolinium contrast can enter brain by CSF
November 22, 2016 -- Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a potential pathway for gadolinium-based contrast agents into brain tissue, according to a new rat study published online on 10 November by European Radiology. The research may have important implications for humans.
Advanced visualization: Why so many viewers?
November 21, 2016 -- It's safe to expect artificial intelligence and big data will be front and center of RSNA 2016. Perhaps less expected will be the abundance of visualization software on display, Stephen Holloway writes in his latest column.
Cardiologists put renewed focus on dose awareness
November 18, 2016 -- New efforts are underway to increase dose awareness among European cardiologists, but dose-optimization advocates face a very long road ahead before every cardiologist who uses radiation has sufficient understanding of dose to protect himself and his patients, according to new commentary.
How dense breasts can skew screening sensitivity
November 17, 2016 -- Separate out the densest breasts from the less dense breasts in mammography screening programs: That's the message of German researchers. They found screening program performance decreases in these women when compared with the other, less dense categories.
Germany unveils results on breast MR contrast use
November 17, 2016 -- Intravenous gadoteric acid is a safe and effective contrast agent for use in MR mammography, researchers from Germany have found. The study in the European Journal of Radiology is refreshing because it focuses on daily practice conditions.
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