C. P. Kaiser



Malpractice awards vary widely for thoracic/GI imaging

February 19, 2008

Cancer of the lung is overwhelmingly the most common cause of U.S. lawsuits involving thoracic disease, outdistancing by far any other condition within the confines of the thoracic cavity. Conversely, failure to diagnose gastrointestinal conditions is an uncommon cause of suits against radiologists, but perforated viscus awards are much higher than those for other gastrointestinal conditions.

Portable CT KOs doubt of brain injuries in boxers

February 07, 2008

Researchers aligned with the Nevada State Athletic Commission have found that use of a portable CT scanner can effectively screen professional boxers for intracranial hemorrhage following matches.

Chocolate 'offenders' teach sweet lesson

January 01, 2007

Some chocoholics who couldn't give up their favorite treat to comply with a study to test blood stickiness have inadvertently done science a big favor.

Careful fine art selection stimulates patient healing

January 01, 2007

Experts say fine art collections in hospitals can go beyond their decorative role and stimulate healing of body, mind, and spirit. The proper selection and placement of art can reduce patient stress, create a sense of security for patients, promote a bond between patient and care giver, and perpetuate an image of excellence for the facility, according to Kathy Hathorn, president of American Art Resources in Houston.

Radiologists hear call to pursue cardiac imaging

January 01, 2007

Radiologists must embrace cardiac imaging, especially coronary CT angiography, but many are hesitant to do so, according to Dr. Kerry M. Link, a professor of radiology, cardiology, regenerative medicine, and biomedical engineering at Wake Forest University Health Science Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

PET adds definition to brain tumor diagnostics

January 01, 2007

PET imaging to diagnose brain tumor and monitor recurrence after treatment is an evolving field of research. Investigators at the RSNA meeting presented studies revolving around five tracers, as well as various permutations of imaging combinations such as FDG-PET with MR spectroscopy.

Significant errors appear in voice recognition reports

January 01, 2007

A voice recognition system didn't fare well in a study by researchers from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia that reviewed the number of errors on signed reports from attending radiologists.

Exam distinguishes benign from malignant lesions

January 01, 2007

Breast ultrasound elastography allows radiologists to accurately distinguish benign from malignant breast lesions. The technique correctly identified both cancerous and benign lesions in nearly 125 cases studied.

Pelvic MRI finds niche assessing infertile women

January 01, 2007

MRI is underutilized in pelvic imaging, and it's only a matter of time before radiologists and referring physicians are educated about its utility, according to Dr. Elizabeth Sadowski, an assistant professor of radiology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Patient in vegetative state plays mental tennis

December 01, 2006

The 23-year-old patient, who suffered from injuries arising from a traffic accident, was asked to imagine playing tennis and walking around her house. The tennis request elicited activity in the supplementary motor area, while the house tour activated the parahippocampal gyrus, the posterior parietal cortex, and the lateral premotor cortex.