Shorter follow-up for lung lesions equals better outcomes
August 30, 2021 -- Shortening the follow-up interval by one month for indeterminate lesions found on CT lung cancer screening -- from six to five -- translates into better patient outcomes, according to a study published August 19 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Ultrahigh-resolution CT boosts the modality's heart imaging prowess
August 30, 2021 -- Ultrahigh-resolution CT shows promise for overcoming conventional CT's limitations when it comes to imaging heart stenosis in patients with severely calcified lesions, according to a study published August 26 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
CT directs treatment of abscesses caused by boy's dental infection
August 26, 2021 -- CT helped clinicians diagnose and treat rare orbital and mouth abscesses caused by a dental infection in a 13-year-old boy, according to a case report recently published in the European Journal of Dentistry. If untreated, the condition could have led to death or blindness. Read More
Specialized CT training helps readers diagnose lung disease
August 25, 2021 -- A specialized training program for interpreting thoracic CT images can level the field between expert and nonexpert readers when it comes to diagnosing diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLDs), according to a study published August 22 in Academic Radiology. Read More
Could scanning more Black people boost benefits of lung screening?
August 24, 2021 -- The mortality benefit of low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening programs could be improved significantly if more Black people who are eligible to be screened participate, according to research published online August 24 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
AI-based CAD software offers high sensitivity for lung nodules
August 23, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI)-based computer-aided detection (CAD) software can be highly sensitive for detecting pulmonary nodules on CT exams in clinical practice, according to research published August 14 in Clinical Radiology. Read More
AI can lend a hand in diagnosis, prognosis of oral SCC
August 19, 2021 -- Radiology and pathology artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can help in diagnosing and assessing the prognosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), according to a literature review published August 19 in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery. Read More
CT radiomic features predict gastric cancer chemotherapy response
August 19, 2021 -- A CT-based radiomics model helped clinicians predict response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with advanced gastric cancer, according to a study published August 19 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
AI can assess sarcopenia on chest and abdominal CT exams
August 19, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm worked well to assess sarcopenia -- a risk factor for future hip fractures and death -- on both chest and abdominal CT scans, according to research published August 18 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
CTA shows how statin treatment changes coronary plaque
August 18, 2021 -- CT angiography (CTA) shows that statin treatment in patients at risk of heart disease not only reduces the volume of some types of coronary plaque but also changes plaque density, according to a study published August 18 in JAMA Cardiology. Read More
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