Conferences

From HMOs to ACOs to the several arms of CMS’s Quality Payment Program (QPP), policymakers have been pushing healthcare providers to achieve better outcomes for less dollars—i.e., to improve value—for generations now.

The terms “AI” and “machine learning” appear early and often on the agenda for SIIM19, which rolls into Denver the last week of June. The heavy dose of AI-related tech talk is no surprise, given the fast and steady interest in these technologies evidenced by imaging informaticists in medicine.

Laura Findeiss, MD, was named the new president of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) at the SIR 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting in Austin, Texas.

Training interventional radiologists how to perform endovascular thrombectomies is an effective way to improve patient care, according to research presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting. 

Smart speakers such as Google Home and Amazon Echo have changed how people make phone calls, listen to music and check the weather, but they can also help interventional radiologists perform medical procedures.

A new noninvasive treatment can be used to treat the chronic condition commonly known as “tennis elbow,” according to research presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting.

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) estimates that RSNA 2018’s economic impact on the city of Chicago was $160 million. This is up from the society’s estimate that RSNA 2017 made an economic impact of $130 million on the Windy City.

Cryoablation may be an effective treatment method for women with low-risk breast cancers, according to research presented at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.

The brains of men with internet gaming disorder (IGD) showcase issues not present in the brains of women with the same disorder, according to a study presented Nov. 28 at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.

Repeated blows to the head can cause changes to the brains of young football players, according to a new study presented at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring may impact cardiac function in women more than it does in men, according to new research presented at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.

There’s no question that gadolinium-based contrast agents leave behind traces of the rare-earth metal in the human brain. These remnants can hang around for months or even years, and that goes for both the linear and macrocyclic varieties. What’s not settled is whether or not “gad” depositions cause harm.