News from radiological society of north america (rsna) A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Dec 03, 2015, 00:01 ET

Patient Mood Can Impact Medical Procedure Results

 Feeling high levels of distress, fear and hostility prior to undergoing an angioplasty or other interventional radiology procedure may lead to...

Dec 02, 2015, 00:01 ET

CT and 3-D Printing Aid Surgical Separation of Conjoined Twins

 A combination of detailed CT imaging and 3-D printing technology has been used for the first time in the surgical planning for separation of...

Dec 02, 2015, 00:01 ET

Study Suggests Breast Density Alone Not a Risk Factor for Cancer

 Breast density may not be a strong independent factor for breast cancer risk, according to a new study presented today at the annual meeting...

Dec 02, 2015, 00:01 ET

Imaging Yields Evidence of Heart Disease in Archaeological Find

 Researchers using modern imaging techniques on hearts more than 400 years old found at an archaeological site were able to learn about the...

Dec 02, 2015, 00:01 ET

Researchers Find Link Between Early-Stage Brain and Heart Disease

Researchers in the Netherlands studying thousands of healthy adults have found a connection between very early stages of brain and heart disease....

Dec 01, 2015, 00:01 ET

Researchers Use Gaming Technology to Create Better X-Rays

Researchers have developed software for the Microsoft Kinect gaming console that measures body part thickness and checks for motion, positioning...

Dec 01, 2015, 00:01 ET

Ultrasound Reveals Knuckle-Cracking Fireworks

 Research presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) tackles one of life's great mysteries: what...

Dec 01, 2015, 00:01 ET

Gastric Artery Embolization Shows Promise in Treating Obesity

 An interventional radiology technique shows promise for helping morbidly obese patients lose weight, according to the preliminary results of a...

Dec 01, 2015, 00:01 ET

MRI Reveals Heart Changes During Apnea in Elite Divers

 Athletes who engage in the extreme sport of free diving, descending hundreds of feet below the surface of the ocean while holding their...

Nov 30, 2015, 00:01 ET

Imaging Identifies Cartilage Regeneration in Long-Distance Runners

Using a mobile MRI truck, researchers followed runners for 4,500 kilometers through Europe to study the physical limits and adaptation of athletes...

Nov 30, 2015, 00:01 ET

Medicaid Expansion Improves Breast Cancer Screening for Low-Income Women

 Low-income women in Medicaid expansion states in the U.S. are more likely to have a breast screening performed than those in non-expansion...

Nov 30, 2015, 00:01 ET

Reduced Blood Flow Seen in Brain After Clinical Recovery of Acute Concussion

Some athletes who experience sports-related concussions have reduced blood flow in parts of their brains even after clinical recovery, according to...

Nov 30, 2015, 00:01 ET

MRI Reveals Weight Loss Protects Knees

 Obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow the degeneration of their knee cartilage, according to a new MRI...

Nov 30, 2015, 00:01 ET

Parental Absence Affects Brain Development in Children

 Researchers in China have found that children who have been left without direct parental care for extended periods of time show larger gray...

Nov 24, 2015, 00:01 ET

Food Odors Activate Impulse Area of the Brain in Obese Children

The area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder is activated in obese children when...

Nov 24, 2015, 00:01 ET

Subsolid Lung Nodules Pose Greater Cancer Risk to Women than Men

Women with a certain type of lung nodule visible on lung cancer screening CT exams face a higher risk of lung cancer than men with similar nodules,...

Nov 24, 2015, 00:01 ET

3-D MRI Shows Early Signs of Stroke Risk in Diabetic Patients

People with diabetes may be harboring advanced vascular disease that could increase their risk of stroke, according to new research being presented...

Dec 03, 2014, 00:01 ET

Many Chest X-rays in Children Are Unnecessary

Researchers at Mayo Clinic found that some children are receiving chest X-rays that may be unnecessary and offer no clinical benefit to the...

Dec 03, 2014, 00:01 ET

Interventional Radiology Procedure Preserves Uterus in Patients with Placenta Accreta

 Researchers reported today on a procedure that can preserve fertility and potentially save the lives of women with a serious pregnancy...

Dec 03, 2014, 00:01 ET

Common Knee Surgery May Lead to Arthritis and Cartilage Loss

A popular surgery to repair meniscal tears may increase the risk of osteoarthritis and cartilage loss in some patients, according to research...