Scientists and researchers from Carestream and medical schools throughout the country will participate in four presentations at the upcoming 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference in Chicago. The sessions will explore several advances in medical imaging:

  • Cone-Beam CT: Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Carestream will present a scientific paper entitled “3D Imaging of the Foot and Ankle Using a Dedicated Extremity Cone-Beam CT Scanner,” on Sunday, Nov. 30, from 11:35-11:45 am (Room S403B). This paper reports that CBCT images of the foot and ankle can provide functional information and precise morphological analysis in cross-sectional imaging not achieved by radiographs. (For more information on this technology, read our story on Carestream’s collaboration with UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.)
  • Physiological Gated s-DCT: Scientists from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Carestream will present a scientific paper entitled “Physiologically Gated Stationary Chest Tomosynthesis System using CNT X-ray Source Array,” on Monday, Dec. 1, from 11:50 am-12 pm (Room S504CD). Results from this paper indicate that imaging quality can be greatly improved with physiological gated s-DCT, which can improve the imaging outcome for patients who cannot easily hold their breath.
  • Multimedia-Enhanced Reports: Scientists from Emory University and Carestream will present a scientific poster entitled “Traditional Text vs. Image and Interactive Data Embedded Multi-Media Enhanced Radiology Reporting: Referring Physicians’ Perceptions about Value,” on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 12:15-12:45 pm in Learning Center, Hall D. This session will discuss interactive additions in radiology reports that provide additional clinical information designed to enhance the value of the report for physicians and potential to increase referrals.
  • Multispectral X-Ray: Scientists from University Health Network in Toronto and Carestream will present a scientific paper entitled “Tissue Characterization using Multispectral X-ray: Description of a Novel Metric for Categorization of Pleural Effusions” on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 10:50-11 am (Room S404CD). This paper reports initial results of a novel multi-spectral portable DR system, which may have the potential for discriminating between pleural effusions types (i.e. bloody vs. non-bloody effusion).

For more information, visit the Carestream RSNA homepage.