CE-MRI with CT extends life for patients with liver cancer
March 20, 2020 -- Combining CT with contrast-enhanced MRI (CE-MRI) can help extend survival for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by expediting more appropriate treatment decisions, according to a study published in the April issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Women have more chest pain despite less stenosis on CCTA
March 19, 2020 -- Women with coronary artery disease are much more likely to have frequent chest pain than men, despite having less extensive disease on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) and less severe ischemia on stress imaging, according to a study.  Discuss
CT illuminates COVID-19 in Diamond Princess cases
March 18, 2020 -- CT imaging data taken from passengers and crew onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan showed abnormal lung findings in those with COVID-19, even in asymptomatic patients, according to a study published March 17 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Report: Medical radiation dose plummets 20%
March 17, 2020 -- Radiation dose from medical imaging has fallen 20% over the past decade, according to a report from the U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) that was published March 17 in Radiology.  Discuss
Radiology experts list COVID-19 best practices
March 16, 2020 -- A panel of experts from six institutions has released a list of best practices for radiology preparedness during the coronavirus health crisis. It was published March 16 in the journal Radiology.  Discuss
AI shows high accuracy for detecting COVID-19 on CT
March 16, 2020 -- A newly developed artificial intelligence (AI)-based system is highly accurate for detecting the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on thoracic CT studies, according to research published online March 13 on arXiv.org. It can also quantify and track disease burden.  Discuss
Studies find that coronavirus transmits before symptoms
March 16, 2020 -- The novel coronavirus can spread before patients are symptomatic, according to two new studies, one to be published in the May issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases and the other published March 16 in Science.  Discuss
Can YouTube videos enhance radiology AI performance?
March 13, 2020 -- Pretraining deep-learning models with YouTube video clips can significantly increase the performance of these algorithms in certain radiology applications and help to overcome the challenge of assembling adequate training datasets, according to research published online March 3 in Scientific Reports.

Study outlines 1st person-to-person coronavirus spread
March 12, 2020 -- A study published March 12 in the Lancet journal describes what is believed to be the first person-to-person transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the U.S. The incident occurred when an Illinois woman who had traveled to Wuhan, China, was symptomatic.  Discuss
ACR recommends sparing use of CT for COVID-19
March 11, 2020 -- CT should not be used as a first-line diagnostic or screening tool for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to a March 11 statement by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The statement covers the appropriate use of chest x-ray and CT for the screening, diagnosis, and management of COVID-19.  Discuss