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

George S. Bisset III, M.D., Named RSNA President-Elect
CHICAGO – George S. Bisset III, M.D., was named president-elect of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors today at the Society’s annual meeting. George S. Bisset III, M.D. Image courtesy of the RSNA. Dr. Bisset is currently chief of pediatric radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital, as well as professor of radiology and Edward B....

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

Sarah S. Donaldson, M.D., Named RSNA Chairman of the Board
CHICAGO—Sarah S. Donaldson, M.D., was named chairman of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors today at the Society’s annual meeting. Sarah S. Donaldson, M.D. Image courtesy of the RSNA. Dr. Donaldson has served as associate chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, Calif., since 1997,...

Burton P. Drayer, M.D., Named RSNA Presi...

Burton P. Drayer, M.D., Named RSNA President
CHICAGO—Burton P. Drayer, M.D., was named president of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors today at the Society’s annual meeting. Burton P. Drayer, M.D. Image courtesy of the RSNA. Dr. Drayer is executive vice president for Risk at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, and since 1995, has served as the Dr. Charles M. and Marilyn...

Expert Panel Addresses Safety in Medical...

Expert Panel Addresses Safety in Medical Imaging
CHICAGO—An expert panel convened today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) to discuss medical imaging appropriateness, ionizing radiation from imaging procedures, and efforts under way to curb overutilization, decrease radiation dose, and educate patients on the risks and benefits of medical imaging. Panel members included: James A. Brink, M.D....

Cancer Risk From Medical Radiation May H...

Cancer Risk From Medical Radiation May Have Been Overestimated
CHICAGO—The risk of developing radiation-induced cancer from CT may be lower than previously thought, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). “Radiation from medical imaging has gotten a tremendous amount of attention in recent years,” said Aabed Meer, an M.D. candidate at Stanford University in Palo...

RSNA Presents Special Presidential Award...

RSNA Presents Special Presidential Award to Hans G. Ringertz, M.D., Ph.D.
CHICAGO—Today the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) presented its Special Presidential Award to Hans G. Ringertz, M.D., Ph.D., of Linköping, Sweden. The RSNA reserves the Special Presidential Award for individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of radiology or the radiologic sciences. Hans G. Ringertz, M.D., Ph.D. Image courtesy of the RSNA. During...

Virtual Biopsy May Allow Earlier Diagnos...

Virtual Biopsy May Allow Earlier Diagnosis of Brain Disorder in Athletes
CHICAGO—In a study of retired professional athletes, researchers found that a specialized imaging technique called magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) may help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disorder caused by repetitive head trauma that currently can only be definitively diagnosed at autopsy. Results of the study were presented today at the annual meeting of the...

Annual Breast Cancer Screening Beginning...

Annual Breast Cancer Screening Beginning at Age 40 Reduces Mastectomy Risk
CHICAGO—Having a yearly mammogram greatly reduces the risk of mastectomy following breast cancer in women between the ages of 40 and 50, according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Mammography image showing localized malignancy which allows treatment with conservative surgery to the breast. Image and caption...

CT Best at Uncovering Drug Mule Payload

CT Best at Uncovering Drug Mule Payload
CHICAGO—According to a study presented today at the annual A 3-D reconstruction (view from anterior inferior view from the chin up to the forehead) of an incidental finding of three sublingual cocaine pellets in a case of brawl with subsequent CT and scan of the viscerocranium. The patient was immediately put under arrest and transferred to the affiliated custody ward. Image and...

Screening Tool May Better Identify Heart...

Screening Tool May Better Identify Heart Disease in African Americans
CHICAGO—In a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), researchers say they may have an explanation as to why African Americans, despite having lower amounts of coronary artery calcification, are at increased risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular events compared with Caucasians. A contrast-enhanced CT image is also...

Acupuncture Changes Brain’s Percep...

Acupuncture Changes Brain’s Perception and Processing of Pain
CHICAGO—Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers have captured pictures of the brain while patients experienced a pain stimulus—with and without acupuncture—to determine acupuncture’s effect on how the brain processes pain. Results of the study, which the researchers say suggest the effectiveness of acupuncture, were presented today at the annual...

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