Muscle metrics on chest CT can predict mortality risk
June 12, 2020 -- Measurements of muscle mass and density automatically extracted from chest CT exams using an artificial intelligence (AI)-based model can predict all-cause mortality over a six-year period in older men, according to research published online June 6 in the Journals of Gerontology.  Discuss
3D-printed swabs make the grade for COVID-19 testing
June 5, 2020 -- Nasopharyngeal swabs produced by 3D printing can provide comparable results to traditional swabs for SARS-CoV-2 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction testing, according to research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center recently published online in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.  Discuss
AI can handle quality assessment of 3D cardiac MRI
June 2, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can automatically assess image quality on 3D whole-heart cardiac MR images, achieving results similar to a human expert, according to research published online May 27 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
CT confirms 3-cm swallowed dental needle in patient's neck
May 19, 2020 -- CT scans helped clinicians identify and remove a 3-cm needle from a patient who swallowed it, likely during a dental procedure, according to a recent case report published in the April issue of the Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.  Discuss
AI-based image reconstruction poses challenges
May 15, 2020 -- The use of deep learning to enhance image reconstruction has been considered to be a key application for artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology. A multinational team of researchers is warning, however, that the technology is prone to instability issues that could potentially even lead to a wrong diagnosis.  Discuss
Stroke scans drop by 40% during COVID-19 outbreak
May 8, 2020 -- The number of patients evaluated for stroke with imaging fell by 40% during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a research letter published May 8 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings could be a sign that many stroke cases are not receiving appropriate medical care.  Discuss
3D printing labs shift gears to join COVID-19 fight
April 28, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a severe shortage of testing equipment and personal protective equipment for healthcare workers. 3D printing labs in radiology departments can help meet this challenge, according to a webinar held by the RSNA's 3D Printing Special Interest Group on April 24.  Discuss
Radiology volume, research will take COVID-19 hit
April 16, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic will adversely affect imaging volume, cancer treatment, and research going forward, according to a series of reports published April 15 in Radiology and Radiology: Imaging Cancer.  Discuss
3D printing aids treatment of complex tibial fractures
April 16, 2020 -- Preoperative simulation with 3D printing models can improve surgical results for treatment of old and complex tibial fractures, leading to faster and more personalized procedures with less intraoperative blood loss and fluoroscopy time, according to research published online April 8 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
3D fusion improves CT, MRI heart disease diagnosis
April 16, 2020 -- A 3D image fusion technique that combines CT and MRI data shows promise for helping clinicians better diagnose coronary artery disease, according to a study published April 16 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss