Isolation bag could block COVID-19 infection on CT
May 28, 2020 -- A simple patient isolation bag made of hypoallergenic plastic polymer could block COVID-19 infection in the CT suite -- and also improve workflow in radiology departments, according to a study published May 25 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Quantitative analysis of CT predicts COVID-19 outcomes
May 27, 2020 -- Quantitative computer-aided analysis of chest CT scans can help clinicians predict COVID-19 outcomes in hospitalized patients by providing information on a new metric: compromised lung volume, according to a preprint article published May 23 on Research Square.  Discuss
COVID-19 neuro findings marked by mental status, stroke
May 26, 2020 -- Neuroimaging features of hospitalized COVID-19 patients can vary, but they are dominated by altered mental status and acute ischemic stroke, according to research published May 21 in Radiology.  Discuss
Conebeam CT aids removal of rare ectopic molar in maxillary sinus
May 26, 2020 -- Conebeam CT helped clinicians remove an ectopic third molar and an infected cyst from a patient's maxillary sinus, which is a rare site for a tooth to erupt, according to a recent case report published on the open-access platform F1000Research.  Discuss
Can machine-learning models predict IR outcomes?
May 22, 2020 -- Machine-learning algorithms can utilize nonimaging data such as patient demographics and prior medical history to predict outcomes from interventional radiology (IR) procedures, according to research published online May 4 in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.  Discuss
AI boosts CT's COVID-19 diagnostic performance
May 20, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) boosts the performance of chest CT when combined with clinical history and laboratory data in diagnosing COVID-19 pneumonia, according to a study published May 19 in Nature Medicine.  Discuss
CTA still most common modality for PE diagnosis
May 20, 2020 -- CT angiography (CTA) remains the most commonly used imaging modality to diagnose pulmonary embolism (PE) across a variety of patients, according to a study published May 16 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.  Discuss
AI can detect, quantify traumatic brain injury on CT
May 20, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to help accurately detect traumatic brain injury (TBI) on head CT exams, as well as assess the type of injury, quantify lesion burden, and measure lesion progression, U.K. researchers reported in an article published online May 14 in Lancet Digital Health.  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
Use CTA to evaluate obese COVID-19 patients for PE risk
May 18, 2020 -- CT angiography (CTA) is an effective way to evaluate the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients with COVID-19, especially those who are obese or who have high levels of inflammation when they present at the hospital, according to a study published May 14 in Radiology.  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