ASNR 2016: Restored blood flow outweighs treatment time in stroke
May 26, 2016 -- For acute stroke patients, researchers have used imaging scans to demonstrate that restoring an adequate volume of blood flow to brain tissue is more important in reducing damage than how quickly the flow is restored, according to a May 25 presentation at the American Society of Neuroradiology meeting (ASNR 2016) in Washington, DC.
All the same? Costs vary little in coronary disease tests
May 24, 2016 -- There are precious few cost differences between the main tests used to diagnose coronary artery disease in chest pain patients, concludes a new study of more than 9,000 patients published online May 24 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
CT lung cancer screening: Shortcomings and solutions
May 19, 2016 -- SAN FRANCISCO - CT lung cancer screening has a bright future but also high hurdles to leap before it becomes the efficient screening test promised by the results of the National Lung Screening Trial, according to a May 17 presentation at the 2016 American Thoracic Society meeting.
Risk model fine-tunes CT lung cancer screening
May 18, 2016 -- Using lung cancer risk to determine which smokers should receive CT screening would potentially save more lives than using screening criteria set by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, according to a new study published May 15 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
ACR 2016: Lung-RADS saves money and worries
May 17, 2016 -- Medicare could save hundreds of millions of dollars by using the Lung-RADS system to work up suspicious lesions on CT lung screening exams rather than the protocol used in the National Lung Screening Trial, researchers reported on Tuesday at the American College of Radiology meeting (ACR 2016) in Washington, DC.
ACR 2016: Repeat head CT not always overutilization
May 16, 2016 -- Ordering a second head CT for some patients after the first one turns out to be negative is the smart choice, concludes a study presented on May 16 at the American College of Radiology meeting (ACR 2016) in Washington, DC. But which patients?
ATS 2016: CT lung cancer screening sharpens its tools
May 13, 2016 -- SAN FRANCISCO - A little over a year after Medicare payments were approved for CT lung cancer screening, practices are finding the support they need to do it properly, according to a May 13 talk by Dr. Ella Kazerooni at the American Thoracic Society annual meeting (ATS 2016).
High-risk patients not getting timely follow-up CT scans
May 11, 2016 -- Almost half of patients at high risk for lung cancer didn't get timely follow-up after chest CT found potential problems that radiologists flagged on their scans, concludes a new study in the May edition of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Decision support cuts CT use for pediatric appendicitis
April 27, 2016 -- Clinical decision-support software can help sharply reduce the number of CT studies performed in children to evaluate them for possible appendicitis -- without negatively affecting patient care, according to research published in the May issue of Pediatrics.
Rewriting history: CT diagnoses ancient cold case
April 27, 2016 -- Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass and Cairo University radiologist Dr. Sahar Saleem have written a new book called Scanning the Pharaohs: CT Imaging of the New Kingdom Royal Mummies. We look at the key findings and the new revelations about an ancient culture.