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Medical News & Perspectives
January 3, 2001

Radiological Roundup Highlights New Technology

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JAMA. 2001;285(1):32-33. doi:10.1001/jama.285.1.32-JMN0103-3-1

Chicago—Two high-tech advances and a safety confirmation were some of the highlights presented at the November scientific assembly and annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

Researchers demonstrated how virtual reality imaging allows viewing of the inner and middle ear and shoulder and knee joints; others presented data showing that the Internet is a reliable conveyer of imaging data that promises to cut transmission costs dramatically; and still other investigators reported that the amount of radiation to which spouses and family members of men being treated for prostate cancer with brachytherapy are exposed is at a low, safe level.