COVID-19 neuroradiological manifestations differ by disease severity
September 1, 2020 -- Neuroradiological manifestations of COVID-19 differ by the severity of the disease, according to a literature review published August 29 in Academic Radiology. The results could help clinicians better understand neurological expressions of COVID-19.  Discuss
Vaping injuries show particular pattern on CT
August 27, 2020 -- Lung injuries caused by electronic cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) have a particular pattern on CT -- namely ground-glass opacity, according to a study published August 27 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Cognitively impaired kids undergo more CT for appendicitis
August 24, 2020 -- Children who have developmental difficulties undergo CT for suspected appendicitis more often than kids without cognitive challenges, according to research presented August 21 at the virtual American College of Surgeons 2020 Quality and Safety conference.  Discuss
AI algorithm may be generalizable for spotting COVID-19
August 21, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm trained on a large, multinational dataset can be highly accurate for identifying COVID-19 pneumonia on chest CT scans, according to research published online August 14 in Nature Communications. It can also be highly specific for non-COVID-19-related pneumonias.  Discuss
3D CT models can help assess COVID-19 lung damage
August 20, 2020 -- Can advanced visualization techniques used to research the lungs of reptiles and birds also help diagnose COVID-19 in humans? Applying methods from evolutionary anatomy research, a Louisiana State University team has created 3D digitally segmented models that demonstrate the extent and distribution of the disease.  Discuss
CT interpretation errors more common after hours
August 19, 2020 -- Body CT interpretation errors are more common during evening and night shifts -- and not only among residents but also radiology attending physicians, according to a study published August 18 in Radiology.  Discuss
MRI is a good alternative to CT for COVID-19 diagnosis
August 19, 2020 -- Chest CT has been widely used to diagnose COVID-19 disease, but MRI offers an attractive alternative that doesn't require radiation, according to a study published August 15 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Long waiting times for imaging persist in England
August 18, 2020 -- Many patients in England are still waiting six weeks or more for imaging and other diagnostic tests, but the figures for June represent a slight improvement on May, according to a report published on August 13 by National Health Service England.  Discuss
German team makes progress in localizing anatomical ROIs
August 14, 2020 -- German researchers have developed a method designed to accurately and robustly localize anatomical regions of interest (ROIs) for 3D medical data. They have presented their findings at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
Women who smoke are less likely to get cancer screening
August 13, 2020 -- Women who smoke are less likely to undergo cancer screening, which often translates into more advanced disease when they are diagnosed, according to a study published August 13 in BMJ Open.  Discuss