SIIM: AI doesn't improve pulmonary embolism detection on CT
June 9, 2022 -- KISSIMMEE, FL - Artificial intelligence (AI) for CT imaging does not significantly improve pulmonary embolism diagnosis, suggests a June 9 presentation at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. Read More
JAMA letter outlines 5 strategies for conserving CT contrast
June 9, 2022 -- There are at least five ways to conserve iodinated contrast media for CT scans in the midst of the current global supply shortage, and they are even more effective if combined, according to a research letter published June 9 in JAMA. Read More
Tenn. radiologist pens article on injuries from semi-automatic rifles
June 7, 2022 -- An emergency radiologist in Nashville, TN, with experience treating mass shooting victims has described the injury patterns related to the use of AR-15 semi-automatic rifle -- and called on policymakers to reform gun laws -- in an article published May 27 in the Brookings Institution's FixGov blog. Read More
CT radiomics helps predict HCC recurrence after liver transplant
June 6, 2022 -- A CT radiomics nomogram can preoperatively predict if a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patient will have early recurrence following a liver transplant, according to new research published in Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International. Read More
Whole-body CT cuts ED time for lower extremity fractures
June 3, 2022 -- Whole-body CT reduces the time patients presenting with lower extremity fractures spend in the emergency department (ED) -- but at a price, a study published in the June issue of Emergency Radiology has found. Read More
GE contrast plant in Shanghai to approach full production next week
June 2, 2022 -- There may be a light at the end of the tunnel for the global shortage of iodinated contrast media. GE Healthcare said on June 2 that a contrast manufacturing plant in Shanghai, China, will return to close to 100% production of contrast media next week. Read More
Chest CT shows how well COVID-19 vaccines work
June 2, 2022 -- Chest CT illuminates differences in how well different COVID-19 vaccines work to mitigate the impact of the illness, a study published June 1 in the American Journal of Roentgenology shows. Read More
Does increased use of head CT in the ED translate to overuse?
June 1, 2022 -- Head CT utilization in the emergency department (ED) has continued to increase, as has the use of physician assistants and nurse practitioners in this setting. Are the two related? Apparently not, a study published May 30 in Academic Radiology has found. Read More
COVID-19 has long-term negative cognitive effect on healthy people
May 31, 2022 -- Even patients who have recovered from COVID-19 may experience long-term negative cognitive effects due to the disease -- and the phenomenon doesn't necessarily show up in brain imaging or laboratory results, say researchers in a study published May 26 in the Journal of NeuroVirology. Read More
Radiology experts share strategies for managing CT contrast shortage
May 27, 2022 -- What's the best way for imaging facilities to manage the ongoing shortage of iodinated contrast media? In a May 26 webinar hosted by RSNA, a panel of radiology experts outlined the practical ways they are handling the shortage, describing strategies their institutions have implemented to respond. Read More