Author Archives: Nia Ammann

What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Stenosis comes from a Greek word that means “narrowing.” Lumbar Spinal Stenosis refers to a condition when the spinal canal and/or neuroforaminal become narrow and compress the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. Compression of the cord/nerves causes inflammation and pain. If … Read More

RSNA 2020: a mix of convenience and challenges

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting is the biggest and one of the most important meetings for radiologists in the world. In May 2020, RSNA decided to host this year’s meeting in an all-virtual format due to … Read More

The Royal College of Radiologist (RCR) Digital Learning Programme 2020

The RCR Digital Learning Programme 2020 organized its first virtual learning program between 21 September and 9 October 2020. It delivered a variety of interactive two-hour sessions each day. The agenda of the program encompassed all of the RCR’s professional learning … Read More

ScanDiags Showcased at Asian Musculoskeletal Society (AMS) Annual Meeting September 2020

ScanDiags Showcased at Asian Musculoskeletal Society (AMS) Annual Meeting September 2020 This year’s AMS Annual Meeting’s theme was “MSK Imaging: 2020 Vision.” Like so many others this year, it was conducted as an online event.  It was a bit different … Read More

AI and 3D printing: a dynamic duo for medical imaging

AI has demonstrated remarkable progress and received widespread recognition for its usefulness in the medical imaging world. AI technologies — machine learning in particular — automate image reading, repetitive tasks and the reporting process, which leads to an increasing efficiency … Read More

MRI Scanner Goes Mobile

If we hear the words “Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine,” we might imagine a huge tube with an opening at both ends. Powerful magnets and radio waves surround the tube. The patient needs to be brought to the MRI scanner, … Read More

Virtual Congress: Practical Learning from ECR 2020

It was just about two months ago when we learned that due to the situation surrounding Covid-19, the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), the second largest radiological meeting in the world, would not be canceled but would be held as … Read More

Artificial Intelligence and Its Role in Musculoskeletal Imaging: Yay or Nay?

The Term “Artificial Intelligence (AI)” Scientists have been working on artificial intelligence since the middle of the last century; however, the term “artificial intelligence” did not come into usage until a bit later.  The term “artificial intelligence” was coined in … Read More

Telehealth Trends in the Time of COVID-19

From ATMs to PTMs I vividly remember the first day I walked into the bank and saw that there were no longer any people working behind the counter. Instead, I waited in line for my turn to interact with a … Read More