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N. Reed Dunnick, M.D., Named RSNA Chairm...

N. Reed Dunnick, M.D., Named RSNA Chairman of the Board
CHICAGO—N. Reed Dunnick, M.D., was named chairman of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors today at the Society’s annual meeting in Chicago. Dr. Dunnick is the Fred Jenner Hodges Professor and chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he has been since 1992. As chairman, Dr. Dunnick...

Sarah S. Donaldson, M.D., Named RSNA Pre...

Sarah S. Donaldson, M.D., Named RSNA President-Elect
CHICAGO—Sarah S. Donaldson, M.D., was named president-elect of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors today at the Society’s annual meeting in Chicago. Dr. Donaldson is the Catharine and Howard Avery Professor of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California. She serves as associate residency program director of...

George S. Bisset III, M.D., Named RSNA P...

George S. Bisset III, M.D., Named RSNA President
CHICAGO—George S. Bisset III, M.D., was named president of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors today at the Society’s annual meeting in Chicago. Dr. Bisset is currently chief of pediatric radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital, as well as Edward B. Singleton Professor of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. As president, Dr....

Eating Fish Reduces Risk of Alzheimer...

Eating Fish Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
CHICAGO— People who eat baked or broiled fish on a weekly basis may be improving their brain health and reducing their risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). “This is the first study to establish a direct relationship between...

Violent Video Games Alter Brain Function...

CHICAGO—A functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) analysis of long-term effects of violent video game play on the brain has found changes in brain regions associated with cognitive function and emotional control in young adult men after one week of game play. The results of the study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America...

Heart Attack Risk Differs Between Men an...

Heart Attack Risk Differs Between Men and Women
CHICAGO—Findings on coronary CT angiography (CTA), a noninvasive test to assess the coronary arteries for blockages, show different risk scenarios for men and women, according to a study presented today at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. It is caused by a...

Self-Referral Leads to More Negative Exa...

Self-Referral Leads to More Negative Exams for Patients
CHICAGO—Physicians who have a financial interest in imaging equipment are more likely to refer their patients for potentially unnecessary imaging exams, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). “Self-referral,” whereby a non-radiologist physician orders imaging exams and directs patients to imaging...

RSNA Awards Gold Medals to Drs. Hattery,...

RSNA Awards Gold Medals to Drs. Hattery, Hillman and Kressel
CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2011 — Today the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conferred its highest honor, the Gold Medal, upon Robert R. Hattery, M.D., Bruce J. Hillman, M.D., and Herbert Y. Kressel, M.D. In a tradition that originated in 1919, Gold Medals are presented each year to individuals who have rendered exemplary service to the science of radiology and who have received...

New Technology Gives Patients Control of...

CHICAGO—Patients at three major medical institutions can control the sharing of their medical images and reports with their doctors and medical providers. The RSNA Image Share network was demonstrated today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). By facilitating access to imaging exams for patients and physicians, the network potentially reduces...

Virtual Childbirth Simulator Improves Sa...

Virtual Childbirth Simulator Improves Safety of High-Risk Deliveries
CHICAGO—Newly developed computer software combined with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of a fetus may help physicians better assess a womans potential for a difficult childbirth. Results of a study using the new software were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Because a womans birth canal is curved and not much wider than a...

New Study Supports Mammography Screening...

New Study Supports Mammography Screening at 40
CHICAGO— The breast cancer screening guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in November 2009 sparked a controversy among physicians, patient advocacy groups and the media. Much of the debate centered on the recommendation against routine annual mammography screening for women in their 40s. “We believe this study demonstrates the importance of mammography...

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