Unfettered by wires or workstations, radiologists stroll through the hospital, viewing medical images and signing off on reports. But physical limitations and security issues still pose hurdles to large-scale implementation of wireless solutions.
Quantitative data and new radiotracers developed for PET/CT boost detection of lung cancer while reducing false positives, according to research presented at the RSNA meeting.
When it comes to spotting suspicious lesions on a screening mammogram, computer-aided detection is no match for a dedicated breast imaging specialist, according a large study by researchers at Yale, presented Thursday at the RSNA meeting.
Although neurosurgeons depend on preoperative functional MRI to map eloquent brain areas, technique standards need strengthening and reimbursement is nonexistent. The recent formation of a dedicated fMRI society is serving to galvanize interest and search for solutions to these and other issues, according to a Wednesday panel discussion.
Philips Medical Solutions wants operators of its MR scanners to work smarter, not harder. To help, the company developed SmartExam.
National societies and individual institutions need to firm up guidelines governing the imaging of pregnant women, according to several presenters at a special focus session Wednesday.
Although the debate regarding MR colonography screening lives on, European radiologists agree dark lumen MRC is ready for prime time, according to studies presented Tuesday.
With a mix of social engineering and Web-based dashboard management, the radiology department at the University of Maryland Medical System has reduced overall report verification times for its radiologists.
While women choose radiology for intellectual stimulation and job satisfaction, they consistently have to overcome the stereotype of the nurturing caregiver, according to survey results presented Monday.
Siemens demonstrated hands-off imaging at the RSNA with a work in progress that turns control of an MR scanner over to remote operators. The goal behind Expert-I, which is pending FDA clearance, is to allow expert collaboration on challenging examinations regardless of how far away the expert may be.