RADIOLOGY NEWS
Is it transphobic for a patient to request a female-born medic?
December 11, 2019 -- A woman who asked for her U.K. National Health Service breast screening examination to be carried out by a female-born radiographer was referred to as a transphobe by a hospital group, according to a report published on 8 December by the Sunday Times.  Discuss
Sosna: Love your profession, be more visible in era of AI
December 11, 2019 -- Imaging specialists need to love their profession more and promote visibility and understanding of radiology's role so the importance of the discipline is appreciated fully by medical colleagues and patients in the era of artificial intelligence (AI). That's the view of Prof. Jacob Sosna, president of the Israel Radiological Association.  Discuss
Lifting the lid on dementia: MRI's role advances
December 10, 2019 -- The evolution of atrophy rating scales and structured reporting is contributing to MRI's rapidly developing role in a dementia clinical setting, but training and education and implementation challenges remain, according to award-winning Spanish research presented at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
Cardiac patients gain from 3D printing, AR advances
December 9, 2019 -- Determining the distinct benefits of 3D printing and augmented reality (AR) in the management of cardiac conditions, and mapping out which clinical scenarios the technologies are most suitable for, is no easy task. Speakers addressed these questions in a special RSNA session last Thursday.  Discuss
AI assists detection of vertebral fractures on CT
December 6, 2019 -- Dutch artificial intelligence (AI) researchers have trained a 3D convolutional neural network to localize and grade vertebral fractures in a manner that's consistent with clinical practice. They presented their findings at the 2019 RSNA meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Is it safe to undergo FDG-PET/CT after cardiac surgery?
December 5, 2019 -- Determining when it's safe for patients to undergo FDG-PET/CT after aortic prosthetic heart valve implantation is a controversial topic. A Dutch study presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2019 found that such a scan within the first 12 months is viable.  Discuss
Top poster prizewinners enjoy the moment at RSNA 2019
December 5, 2019 -- Research groups across the globe were celebrating on Wednesday afternoon at RSNA 2019, when the 28 winners of the prestigious magna cum laude awards were unveiled. Recreational drug use, 3D printing, bariatric surgery, and MR elastography of the brain were among the prizewinning topics.  Discuss
Doubts persist over DBT's clinical impact
December 4, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is developing fast, but some challenges and questions remain in terms of efficiency, efficacy, safety, and quality assurance, as well as the long-term effect on mortality, two leading researchers have noted in an RSNA 2019 presentation.  Discuss
It's all change again in healthcare IT sector
December 4, 2019 -- Agfa-Gevaert Group, parent company of Agfa HealthCare, announced on 2 December that it had entered exclusive negotiations with Dedalus Holding to sell part of its healthcare IT business -- specifically the business tied to its electronic medical record and integrated care offerings. Market analyst Alex Green from Signify Research looks at the implications.  Discuss
Scanning the pharaohs: Ancient Egypt comes to Chicago
December 3, 2019 -- Ever wondered what it's like to work as a paleoradiologist? Hundreds of RSNA 2019 delegates found out on Tuesday, when a leading expert in imaging of ancient Egyptian mummies and other antiquities played a central role in a plenary session about the achievements of the country's radiologists.  Discuss
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