Can AI predict COVID-19 hot spots from chest CT reports?
March 2, 2021 -- Machine learning-based analysis of chest CT reports for respiratory illness findings could provide advance warning of new COVID-19 hot spots, according to a study published online February 25 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
AI can help radiologists find, classify rib fractures on CT
March 2, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can give radiologists a boost in performance for detecting and classifying rib fractures on CT exams, according to research published February 18 in Skeletal Radiology. Read More
CT adds fuels to debate over pharaoh's death in ancient Egypt
March 1, 2021 -- CT has offered fresh clues about the killing of a significant pharaoh who ruled Egypt around 3,600 years ago. Experts now believe Seqenenre Taa II -- known as "the Brave" -- was killed in an execution ceremony after being taken prisoner on the battlefield. Read More
Use of cardio CT, MRI increases, but remains fraction of heart imaging
February 26, 2021 -- The use of cardiovascular CT and MRI has been increasing -- as has the number of radiologists providing these exams -- even though they still make up a fraction of the number of annual cardiac exams performed, according to a new study. Read More
COVID-19 takes toll on well-being of radiology staff
February 26, 2021 -- Radiographers and radiation therapists have experienced shortages of personal protective equipment and significant increases in stress and anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey of Australian radiology staff. Read More
AI can predict malignancy for multiple pulmonary nodules
February 25, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to predict the risk of cancer in patients found to have multiple pulmonary nodules during CT lung cancer screening, according to research published online February 24 in Clinical Cancer Research. Read More
CT-guided renal ablation is safe for treating cancer in obese patients
February 24, 2021 -- CT-guided renal ablation is a safe and effective alternative to nephrectomy in morbidly obese patients, according to a study published February 17 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
AI finds precancerous colon polyps on CT colonography
February 23, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm yielded a high level of accuracy for distinguishing between benign and precancerous polyps on CT colonography exams, according to research published online February 23 in Radiology. Read More
Dual-energy CT shows promise, but watch for artifacts
February 23, 2021 -- Dual-energy CT (DECT) offers new ways to improve diagnosis of disease, and the technology has continued to improve over the past decade. But radiologists must be aware of DECT's potential pitfalls -- particularly artifacts -- in order to use it effectively, according to an overview published February 19 in RadioGraphics. Read More
3D models enable custom treatment of complex acetabular fractures
February 18, 2021 -- Virtual 3D models created from CT data can be utilized for surgical planning and providing patient-specific treatments for complex acetabular fractures, according to research published online February 18 in JAMA Network Open. Read More