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According to a new study published in Academic Radiology, in ultra-high-resolution computed tomography (U-HRCT) scans, a large matrix size maintains the spatial resolution and improves the image quality and assessment of lung diseases when compared to a 512-matrix size.  

Sitting for long periods of time may contribute to greater amounts of fat deposited around one's internal organs, according to a new study published in December issue of Obesity.  

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new guidance on Jan. 9 warning that the lowest radiation dose possible should be used for pediatric patient X-ray exams. 

One unmistakable topic at RSNA 2017 was virtual and augmented reality—and how advancements will affect medicine. With numerous presentations and interactive booths at the annual conference in Chicago, the technologies are clearly growing in popularity in interventional radiology and health imaging. 

Researchers in China have discovered that depression and social anxiety cause noticeable structural abnormalities in the brain, according to a recent release from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

 

Recent Headlines

Ocular imaging a focus at Mount Sinai's new Eye and Vision Research Institute

The Mount Sinai Health System is expanding its portfolio with the creation of the Mount Sinai/New York Eye and Ear (NYEE) Eye and Vision Research Institute, which is the first of its kind in the New York City metropolitan region. 

G-Arm B6 Duo imaging system receives FDA clearance

Whale Imaging’s G-Arm B6 Duo, which provides high resolution images using small doses of radiation, has received FDA 510(k) clearance.

Early-stage colorectal cancer diagnosis among seniors increased after ACA changes to Medicare

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which resulted in more affordable and accessible preventive care, diagnoses of early-stage colorectal cancer increased among U.S. seniors between 2011 and 2013.

HyperMed receives FDA clearance for new medical imaging device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given clearance to HyperMed Imaging’s new medical imaging device, HyperView.

GE Healthcare, InTouch Health collaborate for virtual onsite training

GE Healthcare and InTouch Health are teaming up to train radiologists, high-tech imaging techs and more than 300 other medical professionals, using imaging devices for virtual onsite training.

DICOM Standards Committee launches working group to address 3D printing

A representative of the DICOM Standards Committee (DSC) announced that they will be launching Working Group 17 (WG-17) that will focus on promoting efficient patient care and avoiding deficits in interoperability. 

CT imaging to guide surgeons in performing ambulatory tubeless PCNL to remove kidney stones

Leading kidney stone surgeons from Chesapeake Urology in Westminster, Maryland, will be performing tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), a minimally invasive but complex technique, utilizing CT imaging to remove large kidney stones in an ambulatory surgery center.

Could pigment in spinach be effective in examining GI tract?

Spinach and other rich green plants have a unique pigment that could allow doctors to examine the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract with a clearer view.

Newly developed sensor improving MRIs

A microscopic sensor developed by biomedical engineers from the Institute for Biomedical Engineering in Zurich, Switzerland, has the ability to detect tiny changes in magnetic fields.

RSNA 2016: Acute findings present on C-spine MR images on acute trauma patients

On Day 4 of RSNA, attendees heard from Marlen Pajcini, MD who presented, “Is MR of the C-spine in Acute Trauma Patients Indicated?” 

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