CT contrast shortage mostly resolved, but supply chain issue lingers
June 24, 2022 -- A months-long shortage of iodinated CT contrast -- due to a COVID-19 lockdown of GE Healthcare's Shanghai production facility -- has been mostly resolved, with the company back to normal production and shipping levels as of June 8. Read More
COVID changes in CT use in the ED suggest path going forward
June 23, 2022 -- How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect the use of CT in the emergency department (ED) -- and will the crisis change the way ED physicians use CT going forward? Perhaps, a study published June 21 in Emergency Radiology suggests. Read More
Does the SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant have specific CT signs?
June 22, 2022 -- The SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant shows fewer and less severe changes on chest CT than its delta variant predecessor, but it does have at least one distinct manifestation -- bronchial wall thickening, research published June 21 in Radiology has found. Read More
Do ED patients with psychiatric symptoms need head CT?
June 21, 2022 -- Patients who present in the emergency department (ED) with psychiatric symptoms are often imaged with head CT -- but this may not be necessary, according to a research letter published June 21 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More
Can PET/MRI correlate tau with first responders' cognitive issues?
June 21, 2022 -- PET/MR images of tau deposits among emergency responders on 9/11 are concerning, but they fall short of a definitive link to dementia, according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Read More
2021 lung cancer screening recs boost Black Americans' eligibility
June 15, 2022 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's (USPSTF) 2021 guidance for lung cancer screening with low-dose CT has improved screening eligibility, particularly among Black Americans, according to a research letter published June 15 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Imaging shows AstraZeneca COVID vaccine can trigger blood clots
June 15, 2022 -- MRI, CT, and ultrasound identify blood clots not found on clinical assessment in a majority of individuals who have COVID-19 vaccine-induced low blood platelets after their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, according to a case study published June 14 in Radiology. Read More
CT, machine learning improve prediction of further COPD care
June 14, 2022 -- Combining CT lung imaging with machine learning may boost prediction accuracy for whether people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will need further health services, according to a study published June 8 in Academic Radiology. Read More
SIIM: AI can detect multiple myeloma lesions on whole-body CT
June 11, 2022 -- KISSIMMEE, FL - Lesions caused by multiple myeloma can be detected by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm on whole-body CT exams, according to a presentation given on June 11 at the annual Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference. Read More
SIIM: AI can help simplify radiology reports for patients
June 11, 2022 -- KISSIMMEE, FL - Artificial intelligence (AI) can help simplify medical language for patients undergoing chest CT imaging, a presenter explained on June 10 at the Society for Imaging Informatics (SIIM) annual meeting. Read More