Do you think stripping out textual identifying information in publicly available radiologic images will protect you against privacy violations? Think again. A paper presented Thursday at the 2010 RSNA meeting showed how facial images reconstructed from maxillofacial sinus and cerebral vasculature images could be matched in a database using commonly available face-matching software.
The dramatic growth of Medicare-related medical imaging utilization—which drew the attention of rate-cutting federal policymakers and the wrath of politicians on Capitol Hill in the mid-2000s—has ended, according to a study from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
Cancer patients saw a four to five times greater increase in their average annual exposure to imaging-related ionizing radiation than the general population since 1994, according to a retrospective study of more than one million privately insured people in the U.S.
Study reveals breast pain can be only indicator of breast cancer. Findings challenge reluctance to image for breast pain alone.
Patients’ risk of developing cancer from CT scans is not as high as previously thought, but the rate still doubled over the time period studied, according to a study presented Wednesday at the RSNA meeting.
Too much visceral fat may increase a woman’s risk of developing osteoporosis, according to a study presented Tuesday at the annual meeting of the RSNA.
Radiologist errors identified from an analysis of 656 imaging exams paints a unique picture describing why radiologists make errors. The analysis also points to ways such mistakes can be prevented.
Bone can obscure lung lesions that may indicate cancer. The latest version of CAD software from Riverain Medical, shown publicly for the first time at RSNA 2010, takes care of the problem.
People with obstructive sleep apnea have a higher risk of developing coronary atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease, according to a study presented Tuesday at the annual RSNA meeting.