Search Tag: RSNA 2014

#RSNA14: CT: New System Detects Anomalous Radiation Exposure in Context

2014 09 Dec

A radiation exposure extraction engine that detects anomalous radiation events has been developed. Ronald Summers, MD, PhD, of iCAD, presented results from a study of the software at the 2014 Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) annual meeting. The study aimed to detect anomalous radiation events by taking into account patient and exam-specific... Read more

#RSNA14: Role of Adjunct Whole Breast Ultrasound After NY Breast Density Law

2014 08 Dec

A session on breast ultrasound at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago (30 November-4 December) heard from Islamiat Ego-Osuala, MD, who presented a study of the use and role of adjunct ultrasound (US) screening following implementation of the breast density notification law in New York state in January 2013. ... Read more

#RSNA14: “Getting Scans Faster” by Entering Erroneous Information Puts Patients at Risk

2014 07 Dec

An Irish hospital that evaluated clinical information in electronic radiology requests found erroneous information in nearly half the electronic radiology requests analysed. Although the study supports the implementation and use of an electronic ordering system, said presenter Maria Twomey, MB ChB, Cork University Hospital, clinicians should be aware... Read more

#RSNA14: Improved Turnaround Time with Subspecialty Reporting

2014 06 Dec

Introduction of subspecialised radiology reporting led to a 15 percent improvement in report turnaround time in one Swiss hospital, according to a study presented by Thomas Boehm, MD, at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago. Short turnaround times (TAT) of radiology reports are essential for optimising patient... Read more

#RSNA14: Reducing Radiation Exposure: Shield CT Patients?

2014 05 Dec

Providing shielding to patients undergoing computed tomography (CT) examinations reduces radiation exposure, offers a reasonable method, ensures maximum radiation protection and is well accepted by patients, according to a study presented by Luke Byers, DO, Imgen, at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago. Byers... Read more

#RSNA 14: Screening Dense Breasts: Connecticut Experience

2014 05 Dec

As Connecticut was the first state in the USA to enact breast density legislation in 2009, radiologists there have had the opportunity to study the effects of adding screening breast ultrasound in women with dense breast tissue. Jean Weigert, MD, Hartford Healthcare, outlined results from year 3 and 4 (2012 and 2013) following the legislation coming... Read more

#RSNA14: Room for Improvement in Radiology Reports

2014 04 Dec

Use colour, avoid all capital letters and be informative, was the message from radiation oncologist Lawrence B. Marks to his diagnostic radiology colleagues. The Annual Oration in Radiation Oncology at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, delivered by Marks, Dr. Sidney K. Simon Distinguished Professor of Oncology Research... Read more

#RSNA14: Primary Physicians Not Well Informed about Breast Density

2014 04 Dec

A survey of primary care physicians in California, 10 months after enactment of state breast density legislation, found that nearly half of the primary care physicians who responded were not aware of breast density legislation, according to Kathleen Khong, MD, from the University of California Davis, who presented the results at the Radiological Society... Read more

#RNSA14: Quality Metrics: Time to Do it Right

2014 04 Dec

Looking at data and just presenting it in a scientific session is not enough, said Woojin Kim MD, University of Pennsylvania, speaking at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago this week. “We need to convert that data, get insights from it, and be able to act on it. If you cannot get to the action phase, it’s not... Read more

#RSNA14: Breast Ultrasound after Normal Mammo: Harm or Benefit?

2014 04 Dec

On a population basis, more harm than good is caused by the addition of breast ultrasound after a negative mammographic work-up, cautioned Betty Tuong, MD, University of British Columbia, presenting a study at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago. Abnormal screening mammograms are often further evaluated with... Read more