Black Americans in rural areas more likely to die of cancer
May 20, 2022 -- Black Americans living in rural settings are more vulnerable to dying of lung, prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer than their non-Black peers, even when sociodemographics and tumor characteristics are taken into account, according to a study published May 19 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
CT contrast shortage is rippling throughout radiology
May 19, 2022 -- The current shortage in the U.S. of iodinated CT contrast is prompting radiology departments to make dramatic changes in imaging protocols and patient triage from the short- to long-term, according to a special report published May 19 in Radiology. Read More
Follow-up delays are common in people at high risk of lung cancer
May 17, 2022 -- Almost half of patients -- 47% -- flagged as being at high risk of lung cancer after CT lung screening experience delays in follow-up care, according to research presented May 17 at the American Thoracic Society meeting in San Francisco. Read More
Contrast agent pooling on CT suggests imminent cardiac arrest
May 16, 2022 -- Contrast agent pooling on CT -- known as the CAP sign -- suggests patients are in danger of imminent cardiac arrest, according to a study published May 6 in BMC Emergency Medicine. Read More
How can radiology best cope with the contrast shortage?
May 13, 2022 -- How can radiology best cope with interruptions in the supply of iodinated contrast? Imaging facilities are scrambling to conserve contrast until supplies get back to normal, and a variety of sources are offering advice on how to conserve a material that up to now may have been taken for granted. Read More
Cardiac CT poised to become an increasingly valuable tool
May 6, 2022 -- Cardiac CT is becoming an increasingly valuable tool for heart imaging, but it does face challenges, particularly when it comes to reimbursement, according to a presentation delivered May 4 at the annual American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting in New Orleans. Read More
Hospital group warns of contrast media shortage
May 6, 2022 -- The Greater New York Hospital Association is warning member hospitals about a temporary shortage of GE Healthcare's Omnipaque iodinated contrast media. The group has given members a list of steps they can take to conserve contrast. Read More
Lung-RADS updates coming to a practice near you
May 6, 2022 -- The American College of Radiology will release updates to its Lung-RADS quality assurance tool for lung cancer screening CT reporting and management in the fall of 2022, according to a May 3 presentation at the American Roentgen Ray Society meeting in New Orleans. Read More
Radiomics, AI primed for bigger role in genitourinary applications
May 5, 2022 -- Clinical use of radiomics and artificial intelligence (AI) in genitourinary applications has been limited to date, but that's likely to change in the future, according to a talk at the American Roentgen Ray Society meeting in New Orleans. Read More
Body composition analysis shows utility on CT
May 3, 2022 -- With help of artificial intelligence, CT-based body composition analysis shows utility for a variety of important clinical applications, according to a presentation at the annual American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting in New Orleans. Read More