CCTA falls short in detection of culprit plaque
April 20, 2016 -- In a population of myocardial infarction patients spanning 10 years of clinical practice, coronary CT angiography (CCTA) showed only limited ability to detect culprit lesions in the coronary arteries that went on to cause heart attacks -- though its positive predictive value was perfect, researchers concluded.
3D-printed skull saves patient's life
April 20, 2016 -- Surgeons in South Korea used data from CT scans to create a 3D-printed skull made of titanium and implant it in a patient just in time to save her life, according to an article on
ARRS: Contrast ultrasound works well for liver lesions
April 19, 2016 -- LOS ANGELES - Contrast-enhanced ultrasound offers a cost-effective, radiation-free alternative to CT for characterizing focal liver lesions, according to research presented April 18 at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting.
Referring physicians enjoy virtual radiology consults
April 19, 2016 -- Sometimes there's just no substitute for the human touch. Referring physicians overwhelmingly appreciate the opportunity to have "virtual" consultations with radiologists while reviewing radiology reports, according to an article published online April 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Is carotid ultrasound being used appropriately?
April 18, 2016 -- Over 90% of the carotid ultrasound studies performed in patients who later received carotid revascularization for asymptomatic carotid disease were ordered based on indications not considered appropriate under current guidelines, according to research published online April 18 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Digital tomosynthesis works well for spinal tuberculosis
April 18, 2016 -- Chinese researchers have found that digital tomosynthesis is a better option than conventional digital radiography (DR) for detecting spinal tuberculosis. Tomosynthesis offers better sensitivity than DR, at a lower radiation dose and cost than CT.
ASBrS: 50% of women under 45 at elevated breast cancer risk
April 15, 2016 -- Half of women between 40 and 44 have an increased risk of developing breast cancer -- qualifying them to begin annual screening earlier than the American Cancer Society's recommended age of 45, according to research presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) annual meeting in Dallas.
Viewers define issues underlying enterprise imaging
April 15, 2016 -- In the final installment of our series on the challenges of enterprising imaging, contributing writer Greg Freiherr takes a look at a key ingredient in any enterprise installation: viewers. They can either enable enterprise imaging or doom it to failure.
ASBrS: No, we're not overtreating DCIS
April 15, 2016 -- More than 50% of women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) that is inadequately excised will develop a recurrence of the disease or invasive breast cancer within 10 years. This finding indicates that DCIS isn't being overtreated, according to research presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) meeting in Dallas.
Transcranial Doppler headset tests athletes for concussion
April 14, 2016 -- What if you could test rattled athletes for concussion right on the sidelines, simply by having them don a headset outfitted with transcranial Doppler ultrasound probes? California researchers believe this could become a reality and will present their work at next week's American Academy of Neurology meeting.
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