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RSNA15: Study Shows Link Between Early-Stage Brain and Heart Disease

2015 03 Dec

Researchers in the Netherlands studying thousands of healthy adults have found a connection between very early stages of brain and heart disease, according to a study presented on Wednesday, 2 December, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. The finding provides more insight into the heart-brain connection, which is important... Read more

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RSNA15: Patient Mood Can Affect IR Procedures

2015 03 Dec

Feeling high levels of distress, guilt and fear before undergoing an angioplasty or other interventional radiology procedure may lead to a poor outcome, according to a new study to be presented on Thursday, 3 December, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The study examined data from 230 patients who underwent image-guided... Read more

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RSNA15: Conjoined Twins - Role of CT, 3D Printing

2015 03 Dec

In a first, researchers have used CT imaging and 3D printing in the surgical planning for separation of conjoined twins, according to a study presented on Wednesday, 2 December, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The 3D models proved to be an excellent source of information, as there were no major discrepancies... Read more

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RSNA15: Knuckles that Snap, Crackle and Pop

2015 02 Dec

While it's common for joints to crack, pop and snap, little is known about what really causes a knuckle to "crack" out loud. To learn more, researchers at UC Davis examined 40 healthy adults with ultrasound imaging as they attempted to crack the knuckle at the base of each finger — or metacarpophalangeal joint (MPJ). Ultrasound images revealed what... Read more

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RSNA15: Getting to the Heart of Archaeology

2015 02 Dec

Modern imaging techniques (CT and MRI) have enabled researchers to investigate hearts more than 400 years old found at an archaeological site, helping them learn about the health conditions of the people buried there. Of the five hearts examined, one heart appeared healthy and showed no signs of disease. Three of the hearts did show signs of disease,... Read more

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RSNA15: Study: Breast Density Alone Not a Risk Factor for Cancer

2015 02 Dec

Breast density may not be a strong independent factor for increased breast cancer risk, according to a new study to be presented on Thursday 3 December at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).Natasa Katavic, MD, from the Department of Radiology at Health Center Osijek in Osijek, Croatia and colleagues analysed data... Read more

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RSNA15: Free Diving Heart Changes Shown on MRI

2015 02 Dec

Significant cardiovascular changes occur in divers who hold their breath while descending hundreds of feet below the surface of the ocean, according to a new study presented on Tuesday, 1 December, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). These changes can pose potential dangers, particularly to inexperienced or cardiac... Read more

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RSNA15: Gastric Artery Embolisation Shows Promise in Treating Obesity

2015 02 Dec

An interventional radiology technique may be effective in treating obesity, according to the preliminary results of a study presented on Tuesday, 1 December, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The initial patient in the study represented the first use of left gastric artery embolisation in the Western Hemisphere... Read more

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RSNA15: Parental Absence Affects Brain Development in Children

2015 01 Dec

New research from China shows that children who have been left without direct parental care for extended periods of time have larger grey matter volumes in the brain. The finding suggests that the lack of parental care affects brain development in children, according to the study presented on Monday, 30 November, at the annual meeting of the Radiological... Read more

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RSNA15: Gaming Tech Creates Better X-Rays

2015 01 Dec

Researchers have developed software for the Microsoft Kinect gaming console that measures body-part thickness and checks for motion, positioning and beam adjustment immediately before x-ray imaging. The goal is to have the best quality x-rays at the lowest dose possible without repeating images, the researchers explained. Their feasibility study was... Read more


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