CT shows damaging effects of wood smoke on lungs
November 25, 2020 -- CT shows damage caused to the lungs in people who cook with natural fuels such as wood or brush, which can produce pollutants and toxins when burned, according to research to be presented at the upcoming virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
Weight-loss surgery weakens teenagers' bones
November 24, 2020 -- MRI and CT exams illuminate the negative effect a common weight-loss surgery called sleeve gastrectomy has on teenagers' bones, according to research to be presented at the upcoming virtual RSNA 2020 conference.  Discuss
Kids get fewer CTs, but adults' rates continue to rise
November 23, 2020 -- Efforts to reduce children's exposure to radiation when they present in the emergency room with abdominal pain have been effective -- mostly by using ultrasound to diagnose the cause of the pain rather than CT, according to a study published November 19 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Deep learning gives a boost to CT image reconstruction
November 23, 2020 -- Deep learning-based image reconstruction algorithms can yield higher pediatric CT image quality and lower radiation dose than other conventional reconstruction techniques such as statistical-based iterative reconstruction (SBIR), according to research published online November 17 in Radiology.  Discuss
Radiomics enables prediction of invasive adenocarcinoma
November 19, 2020 -- A machine-learning algorithm based on radiomics features of pure ground-glass nodules on CT can yield a promising level of accuracy for differentiating noninvasive from invasive pulmonary adenocarcinoma prior to surgery, according to research published online November 10 in Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
CO-RADS system helps clinicians assess COVID-19
November 19, 2020 -- A COVID-19-specific CT reporting system called CO-RADS can help clinicians quickly diagnose the disease when patients present in the emergency department, according to a study published November 17 in Radiology.  Discuss
Diabetes, hypertension boost COVID-19 stroke risk
November 18, 2020 -- Patients with diabetes and/or hypertension are at higher risk of COVID-19 brain complications such as bleeding and stroke, according to research to be delivered at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting. The findings further illustrate the far-reaching nature of COVID-19 disease.  Discuss
Machine learning boosts chest CT's performance
November 18, 2020 -- Machine learning-based CT texture analysis software improves reader accuracy for assessing patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, interstitial lung diseases, or infectious diseases, according to a study published November 12 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
AI can opportunistically screen for metabolic syndrome
November 17, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can enable screening for metabolic syndrome in individuals receiving abdominal CT exams for other reasons and who don't have symptoms of this dangerous condition, according to research published online November 10 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
CT lung cancer screening rates are still falling short
November 13, 2020 -- Fewer than one in 20 eligible adults undergo CT lung cancer screening in the U.S., and screening rates appear the lowest in states with the highest incidence of lung cancer, according to a study published November 12 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  Discuss
Special Feature
Radiologists list top 5 CT features for novel coronavirus
Radiologists list top 5 CT features for novel coronavirus

What should radiologists look for in cases suspicious for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)? Researchers from the U.S. and China discussed the quintessential CT features of the virus that can aid in its early detection and diagnosis in a special report in Radiology. Learn more

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