Highlights from RSNA

We are so proud to report that we attended RSNA. It was an amazing experience!

According to “Sometimes it's hard to come up with a theme for a given RSNA conference, but in 2017 it's easy -- talk of artificial intelligence (AI) dominated the discussion at RSNA 2017. Attendees stuffed lectures on AI to the point where people were turned away from crowded rooms, while vendors took advantage of heightened interest to make claims about AI-powered products that sometimes strained credulity.”

Although artificial intelligence was undoubtedly the dominant story at RSNA 2017, here are some other highlights of this even that we would like to share with you:

1. New MagnetVision app helps assess MRI energy fields
“When it comes to MRI safety, wouldn't it be great if you knew exactly where the magnetic fields are strongest when you're scanning patients? Well, now there's an app for that. Dr. Emanuel Kanal of the University of Pittsburgh talks about his new MagnetVision app in a video interview from RSNA 2017.” Click on the link for more information.

2. 3D-printed prosthetics improve surgery for hearing loss
“Using customized 3D-printed middle ear prosthetics can improve the accuracy of surgical intervention in patients with conductive hearing loss, according to a study presented this week at the RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.”

3. Philips highlights MRI, CT, and augmented radiology at RSNA
“Philips Healthcare is demonstrating a new value-oriented MRI scanner for international markets, an upgrade to its spectral CT platform, and new gamma cameras in its booth at RSNA 2017. The vendor is also giving attendees a look at the future of augmented radiology, as well as new relationships in 3D printing.”

4. Smartphone addiction causes brain chemistry imbalance
“Smartphones are nearly ubiquitous these days, but it may be wise -- for your brain's sake -- to avoid overusing these powerful devices. In a presentation on November 30 at the RSNA 2017 meeting, researchers shared evidence that addiction to smartphones and the internet can create an imbalance in brain chemistry:

5. Tablet-controlled CT scanners lead Siemens products at RSNA
“An extension of its tablet-controlled Somatom go CT concept into new price points, a new flagship mammography system, and a new product launch for MRI scans of the knee are among the highlights in the RSNA 2017 booth of Siemens Healthineers”

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