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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...

Belly Fat Puts Women at Risk for Osteopo...

Belly Fat Puts Women at Risk for Osteoporosis
CHICAGO—For years, it was believed that obese women were at lower risk for developing osteoporosis, and that excess body fat actually protected against bone loss. However, a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) found that having too much internal abdominal fat may, in fact, have a damaging effect on bone health. CT scan of...

Researchers Use Patient’s Own Bloo...

Researchers Use Patient’s Own Blood to Treat Hamstring Injury
CHICAGO—Researchers in London say they have found an effective two-part treatment for microtears in the hamstring: injections of the patient’s own blood and a steroid along with “dry-needling,” in which repeated needle punctures cause controlled internal bleeding in the injured area. Results of the study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological...

People With Sleep Apnea at Higher Risk f...

People With Sleep Apnea at Higher Risk for Aggressive Heart Disease
CHICAGO—People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder associated with obesity, have more non-calcified or “bad” plaque in their coronary arteries, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). A CT image of individual heart vessels showing calcified atherosclerotic plaque (arrows) and...

RSNA 2010 Tours and Events Program

The management of the forthcoming RSNA 2010 annual meeting and exhibition has recently announced its RSNA Tours and Events program. The program includes visits to a number of interesting locations in Chicago. For instance, RSNA will provide a number of tours to museums such as Field Museum, Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shedd Aquarium, Chicago...

RSNA 2010 Scientific Material Publishing...

RSNA 2010 Scientific Material Publishing Policy
The RSNA 2010 96th Annual Meeting Management has announced a number of regulations regarding the forthcoming event. For using scientific papers and posters by media members, RSNA 2010 Management announced that the reprinting of such material by journalists is not allowed. Instead, journals requesting to use slides, diagrams or other visual materials, to be added to their event coverage,...

RSNA 2010 Important Dates

RSNA 2010 Important Dates
RSNA 2010 annual meeting management has announced a number of important dates related to the forthcoming event. The first date was the 28th of April, were registration and housing were opened. On the 26th of May, general registration and housing were opened. On the next 30th of June, course enrollment will begin, while the dead line for international mailing was set to be on the 22nd of...

RSNA 2010 registration regulations

RSNA 2010 registration regulations
RSNA reported that there several ways to register for attending the for the coming RSNA 2010 annual meeting. The first one is registering before the 4th of June and this includes send a printed course enrollment brochure, by mail, to the registered individuals by mid June. This brochure will be available online starting from the 30th of June. The second method to register for the RSNA...

Mirada Medical to Unveil Oncology Imagin...

Mirada Medical to Unveil Oncology Imaging Software
Mirada Medical announced  that it will be showcasing and launching new oncology imaging software designed to significantly improve productivity and communication between clinical specialists at the RSNA 2010 trade show in Chicago from November 28 – December 3, 2010. At the conference, Mirada Medical will launch its novel solution for presenting image based patient case...

Wacom Interactive Pen Displays Demonstra...

Wacom Interactive Pen Displays Demonstrate Increased EMR Efficiency
An increasing number of medical facilities are looking to adopt paperless workflows to create more efficient information management processes, and many are turning to Wacom to further their ability to interact with data more effectively. Offering a direct and fully digital pen-on-screen workflow, Wacom interactive pen displays help make the capture of electronic medical records (EMR)...

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