Germany's rising stars step into limelight at RSNA
December 4, 2013 -- CHICAGO - More than 30 of Germany's brightest researchers have grabbed the opportunity to display their talents to a global audience at RSNA 2013 in a lavish government-funded initiative.
MRI technique shows how energy drinks alter heart function
December 4, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Using a novel cardiac MRI technique, German researchers found significantly increased heart contraction rates in the left ventricle of healthy young adults one hour after they consumed energy drinks, in a study presented on Monday at the RSNA annual meeting.
Video from RSNA 2013: Interview with ECR 2014 president
December 4, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Strong links and a healthy spirit of cooperation exist between RSNA and the European Congress of Radiology (ECR). Dr. Valentin Sinitsyn from Moscow, president of ECR 2014, reflects on his week in Chicago and the upcoming meeting in Vienna, Austria, in March with AuntMinnieEurope.com.
Allez-y! French charm offensive hits RSNA 2013
December 3, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Gallic genius, flair, and innovation came under the spotlight at the RSNA annual meeting on Monday during a celebration of France's many contributions to cancer imaging. Four experts from France spoke during the special session.
Spoof video: A day in the life of Chicago's radiologists
December 3, 2013 -- CHICAGO - The advent of the deep-dish pizza radiological sign plus an imaging-based procedure that alters mental status and convinces a person the Chicago Cubs WILL win the World Series for the first time since 1908 are two major preoccupations of radiologists in Chicago -- if a witty new video production is to be believed.
Shear-wave elastography, ABUS help classify breast lesions
December 2, 2013 -- CHICAGO - High tumor stiffness at shear-wave elastography appears to predict lymph node metastasis in women with invasive breast cancer, and automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) turned in a similar diagnostic performance to handheld ultrasound, according to two studies presented on Sunday at the RSNA meeting.
Patients must know your name, RSNA president urges
December 1, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Patients should be actively encouraged to know the names of their radiologists, and patient-driven care must become a vital part of radiologists' culture, however strange it may seem to them, RSNA 2013 delegates heard during the presidential address at Sunday's opening session.
Superresolution ultrasound maps the brain
November 29, 2013 -- Researchers have overcome an inability of ultrasound to map capillaries and other vessels in the brain by injecting micrometer-sized bubbles into the bloodstream. Although the technique has been demonstrated only on a model brain so far, it's a promising new way to map the brain's vascular networks.
Study finds positive radiation dose trends in Iran
November 28, 2013 -- A study of occupational radiation dose and errors in film badge use by CT staff at a university hospital in Iran found that radiation exposure remained low and errors declined over a 20-year period, despite an annual increase in the number of patients undergoing scans.