Posts tagged radiology
Radiology Doesn't Have To Be Boring: 3 Fun Things That Happened In CT This Week

It’s Friday, which means we’re ready to close out another great week. It’s been a pretty exciting one here in the radiology world, with tons of exciting new studies and news pieces fresh off the presses. It’s a big time for radiology, and CT is no exception. It feels like almost every single day there’s an exciting new case study, application or innovation being discovered for CT technology, and it’s something we’re pretty thrilled about.

Radiology gets a little bit of flack for being a “boring” field. As radiologists, we obviously think that assertion is ridiculous. Sure, some of the research studies can get a bit dry, but there are a lot of really cool things happening in our industry that are actually kind of fun, too! We think it’s important to highlight those things when they happen. So, without further ado, here’s a quick summary of three super fun things that happened in CT this week.

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Marilyn J. Siegel

ISCT16 was chock full of fabulous sessions and incredible speakers, but one of the faculty members who particularly blew us away this year was Dr. Marilyn Siegal. Marilyn, who currently serves as the Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, is the prime example of what each and every one of us in the industry should strive to embody.

She’s a recognized leader in pediatric radiology with a special interest in the use of cross-sectional imaging techniques for the evaluation of pediatric diseases, and Dr. Siegal has devoted her life to our industry. She’s an incredible doctor, a respected teacher, a well-loved scholar, and a pioneer of research.

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Faculty Spotlight: Radiology Extraordinaire Bhavik Patel, MD, MBA

With less than three weeks left until we kick off ISCT16, it’s all finally starting to feel real! We couldn’t be more excited about everything that’s in store for this year’s symposium, from the exciting new topics to the jaw-dropping speaker lineup and the incredible networking opportunities. As the symposium gets closer, we wanted to take this opportunity to introduce another one of this year’s top speakers: Dr. Bhavik Patel.

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Innovation in Radiology Education with Elliot Fishman, MD

Back in 2013, Dr. Elliot Fishman led an insightful talk on missed diagnosis in HU imaging and how to avoid them. This 10-minute talk “Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Renal Tumors: Did I miss That?” has remained one of our most watched talk years later. The video resides in our CME OnDemand section of the ISCT website, in case you haven’t seen it yet, but this year we are excited to see what new material Dr. Fishman will be presenting.

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Spotlight: Radiologist Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH

Each of the radiologists spotlighted on our blog bring something unique and valuable to our Computed Tomography Symposium. Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH is subspecialized in body imaging, is considered a leader in all the top radiology organizations and associations and has a unique perspective on how radiologists can serve as leaders for their practice or hospital.

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The 100th Meeting Of RSNA Just Happens To Be Spiral CT's 25th Anniversary

The 100th meeting of RSNA just happens to be spiral CT's 25th anniversary, and in 2014 both are in fine shape. CT's star wasn't always rising, of course. Twenty-five years ago, the modality was all but left for dead as MRI was rising to prominence.

It was the invention and application of spiral CT, first presented in clinical studies at the 1989 RSNA meeting, that turned things around and put CT on track for today's extraordinary achievements, according to medical physicist and CT pioneer Willi Kalender, PhD.

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ISCT's Dr. Rubin Issues Challenge To Image Processing Firms

Advances in image processing have given radiologists new tools to find the abnormalities they're looking for. But Dr. Geoffrey Rubin believes that radiologists need better tools -- and quickly -- before they drown in a flood of data being produced by the new generation of CT scanners.

That's according to a talk he gave at the 2014 International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT (MDCT 2014). Rubin is a professor of cardiovascular research, radiology, and bioengineering at Duke University, and he is also program director of the International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT), which hosted MDCT 2014 earlier this month in San Francisco.

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