3D-printed models improve pediatric retroperitoneal surgery planning
February 1, 2023 -- Using 3D-printed models of retroperitoneal tumors is an effective way to plan surgery for children and to communicate about the procedure with their parents, according to a study published January 30 in Nature: Scientific Reports. Read More
PCCT cuts CCTA contrast by 25%, without impacting image quality
January 30, 2023 -- Photon-counting CT (PCCT) reduces the amount of contrast needed for coronary CT angiography (CCTA) by 25% -- without impacting image quality, according to a study published January 26 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
CT plus AI helps predict heart disease in diabetic patients
January 26, 2023 -- Combining CT results with artificial intelligence (AI) technology helps clinicians assess diabetic patients' coronary artery disease risk, according to a study published January 23 in Cardiovascular Diabetology. Read More
CT unlocks secrets of golden boy mummy
January 25, 2023 -- Scientists have "digitally unwrapped" a 2,300-year-old mummy known as golden boy. He was bedecked with 49 amulets intended to protect him as he journeyed into the afterlife, according to a report published on January 24 in Frontiers in Medicine. Read More
Imaging effective for pediatric soft tissue, bone mass biopsies
January 23, 2023 -- Imaging -- particularly CT -- is an effective tool for guiding percutaneous soft tissue and bone mass biopsies in children, according to a study published January 19 in the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Read More
PSMA-PET matches MRI, beats CT in diagnosing liver cancer
January 23, 2023 -- Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/CT appears equivalent to MRI and better than CT in diagnosing liver tumors in patients undergoing surveillance imaging, according to a group of Australian researchers. Read More
Community health advisors improve LDCT lung cancer screening rates
January 19, 2023 -- Community health advisors can increase the uptake of low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening among populations vulnerable to the disease, a study published January 18 in the Journal of Cancer Education has found. Read More
Using CCTA to diagnose CAD improves patient outcomes
January 17, 2023 -- Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) improves coronary artery disease (CAD) outcomes by reducing hospitalizations for heart attacks and mortality rates, a study published January 11 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging reported. Read More
CE-CBBCT outperforms breast MRI for assessing residual breast tumors
January 13, 2023 -- Preoperative contrast-enhanced conebeam breast CT (CE-CBBCT) is more accurate than MRI in assessing residual breast tumors after breast cancer treatment, findings published January 6 in Academic Radiology suggest. Read More
MRI guidance beats CT for prostate cancer stereotactic body radiotherapy
January 12, 2023 -- MRI-guided stereotactic body radiotherapy outperforms CT guidance when it comes to reducing toxic effects of the treatment, according to a study published January 12 in JAMA Oncology. Read More