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Children with Nontraumatic Back Pain and No Red Flags May Not Need Imaging Children with Nontraumatic Back Pain and No Red Flags May Not Need Imaging

Imaging is likely not indicated among children who present with nontraumatic back pain without evidence of clinical red flags, according to an article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  The Expert Panel on Pediatric Imaging draws up evidence-based guidelines and makes recommendations regarding the appropriateness of imaging and treatment procedures for […]

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Pediatric Information for X-ray Imaging Device Premarket Notifications

On November 28, 2017, the FDA published a final guidance document entitled “Pediatric Information for X-ray Imaging Device Premarket Notifications,” encouraging manufacturers to consider child safety when designing X-ray imaging devices. In the guidance, which applies to new devices and modifications requiring the submission of a new 510(k), the FDA recommends manufacturers design these devices […]

All radiation safety global alliances/campaigns gathered together for first time ever at RSNA 2017

At RSNA all global alliances/campaigns gathered together for first time ever to present updates on recent activities and successes. Pictured (with organizations represented) from left to right are: Boudjema Mansouri, MD Arab Safe Michael Kawooya MD, PhD, AFROSAFE (English and French) Donald Frush MD, Image Gently Alliance Kanako Kumamaru,MD, PhD Japan Safe Radiology Guy Frija […]

Look Ahead – Machine Learning in Radiology

Given the many scientific papers, newspaper and magazine articles, and even television ads about machine learning (ML), big data, data mining and artificial intelligence (AI), it is not surprising that RSNA News is featuring a Look Ahead article on this topic. After all, how can radiologists ignore IBM’s Watson reading an X-ray during half-time of […]