Siemens launches line of tablet-controlled CT scanners
November 27, 2016 -- Siemens Healthineers is launching a new line of value-based CT scanners at this week's RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago. Called Somatom go, the systems are novel in that scanner functions can be controlled using a tablet computer, freeing technologists from the operator's console and creating a more mobile workflow.
More than one-third of emergency head CTs unnecessary
November 23, 2016 -- More than one-third of head CT scans performed on emergency department patients are unnecessary, according to a new study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Adolescent obesity boosts risk of permanent bone loss
November 22, 2016 -- Obese teenagers are at higher risk of permanent bone loss, according to research from Boston being presented on Monday, November 28, at the RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago.
Study finds differences in CCTA plaque measurements
November 17, 2016 -- Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) measurements of coronary artery plaque volumes are reproducible at follow-up when the same scanner is used, but reproducibility declines below acceptable levels when follow-up is performed on a different scanner model, concludes a study published recently in Radiology.
4D CT of subtalar joint aids ankle instability assessment
November 14, 2016 -- Dynamic quantitative CT with a 320-detector-row scanner of the subtalar joint offers detailed analysis of joint motion with a tiny radiation dose, revealing strong potential for the assessment of ankle instability, the authors of a new study conclude in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
CT reveals complex function of bird beaks
November 11, 2016 -- An innovative CT technique has revealed that bird beaks function as complex radiators, cooling systems, and humidifiers all in one, and they vary according to habitat, according to new research published in ornithology journal The Auk: Ornithological Advances.
CCTA can cut complications and hospital stays
November 1, 2016 -- Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) is a safe gatekeeper for cardiac catheterization, reducing the need for intervention, boosting the diagnostic yield of interventions, and trimming minor procedural complications, reported German investigators writing in BMJ.
Radiation affects brain similarly to Alzheimer's, study finds
October 31, 2016 -- Low doses of ionizing radiation induced molecular changes in the brains of mice that resemble the pathologies of Alzheimer's disease, according to research published online in the journal Oncotarget.
Just keep scanning: Project builds CT database of fish
October 25, 2016 -- Is it possible to scan all the fish species in the world, store the data, and give it all away for free? One University of Washington professor believes it is -- and he's come up with some novel scanning techniques to move the project forward.
China's medical device market shows promise despite slowdown
October 19, 2016 -- The market for medical devices in China still has great potential despite a recent slowdown in the segment's growth rate, according to a new report by China MedTech Marketing (CMTM). In this article, CMTM's Owen Tang explains how a projected decline in the growth rate isn't expected to dampen enthusiasm for medical devices, due to a variety of factors.