Taiwanese researchers have found that contrasted-enhanced multidetector CT angiography is a perfect match for conventional angiography in differentiating between total and near-total occlusive disease and mapping the architectural landmarks of the
Virtual colonoscopy is gaining in clinical stature as a viable screening tool for colon cancer, with high sensitivity and specificity in detecting colonic polyps. But proper technique and good patient preparation are key to success, according to research presented Monday.
A vendor-neutral method for integrating case input from any PACS workstation into a teaching file system was presented during a scientific session on Monday."This method requires no vendor cooperation, effort, or software modification," said Dr. David Avrin, of the department of radiology informatics at the University of Utah.
Radiologists who are most experienced at reading virtual colonoscopy studies may not deliver the most accurate results, according to a pilot study presented Monday.
Volumetric visualization with multidetector-row CT helps find and characterize gastric cancer. It should also be used for the preoperative staging of these malignancies, according to studies presented Monday morning.
Running the numbers on clinical- and cost-effectiveness may appear to drain the excitement out of emergency room imaging. But simple, valid protocols that define how to apply diagnostic imaging to trauma cases are essential to obtaining the biggest clinical benefit from expensive CT technology, Dr. C. Craige Blackmore and Dr. M.G. Myriam Hunink said in their opening-session lectures on Sunday.
A 10-year study has determined that annual CT scans could prevent as many as half of lung cancer deaths. Annual screening detects early-stage lung cancers, which have a curability rate of 80% to 90%.
Clarify, a vascular enhancement option for Siemens’ premium Antares ultrasound system, has been added to the StellarPlus Performance package. Clarify, which uses power Doppler blood flow data, minimizes noise to better visualize intricate networks of small blood vessels and reduce the steps needed to complete vascular studies.
A new standard proposed by a consortium of researchers and manufacturers at the RSNA meeting would make coronary artery calcium (CAC) screening with CT safer and more useful in assessing early heart disease.
No longer separate entities, the technologies of imaging and informatics are irreversibly linked. It is impossible for even the most modality-focused attendee who enters the technical exhibitions in McCormick Place not to recognize this. "Integrated RIS/PACS" is the buzzword of the day, replacing the ubiquitous "enterprise solution" of so many past years.