Vaping-related lung injury cases trending downward
December 20, 2019 -- The incidence of electronic cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) in the U.S. peaked in early September and has since been on a slight decline, according to a special report released on December 20 in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Could CT lung screening benefit female never-smokers?
December 20, 2019 -- CT lung cancer screening is currently earmarked for smokers and former smokers. But could the exam be used effectively to screen for cancer in women who have never smoked? Researchers from Taiwan explored this possibility in an article published online December 17 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.  Discuss
Colon cancer screening rates surge with younger start age
December 18, 2019 -- Participation has more than doubled in colorectal cancer screening exams -- including CT colonography -- among individuals in their 40s, according to an article published online on December 18 in Cancer. The growth has occurred since various cancer societies recommended lowering the age to begin screening from 50 to 45 in early 2018.  Discuss
CT links vaping to ARDS in new case studies
December 17, 2019 -- Radiologists identified vaping-related lung injury patterns on the CT scans of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in two recent reports out of New Jersey and Missouri. Early recognition of these imaging patterns could prove vital to timely and appropriate treatment for these patients.  Discuss
CT lung screening websites may be misleading patients
December 12, 2019 -- As awareness of CT lung cancer screening programs continues to grow, improving the quality of relevant online information is an imperative next step, according to radiologists from Massachusetts. They uncovered major gaps in patient information in an evaluation of websites run by current screening programs.  Discuss
Are clinicians overusing CTA for carotid stenosis?
December 9, 2019 -- The use of CT angiography (CTA) as the first-line imaging exam for carotid artery stenosis has increased nearly threefold during the past several years, raising concerns over growing patient costs and radiation exposure, according to a study presented at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
Participation in CT lung screening reaches new heights
December 5, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Years of outreach and awareness campaigns appear to be paying off for CT lung cancer screening in a big way: The participation rate among eligible individuals in the U.S. has increased by as much as sevenfold in recent years, according to a presentation on Wednesday at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
Philips places emphasis on AI at RSNA 2019
December 4, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is putting a major emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI) in its booth at RSNA 2019, showing technology designed to improve workflow and help customers choose from a range of AI algorithms to analyze medical images.  Discuss
Imaging experts give insight on vaping-related lung injury
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - The diagnosis of electronic cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury on imaging exams continues to evolve as reports of new cases emerge daily. A panel of experts on the subject shared their insights into the epidemic in a special interest session at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
Portable head CT, AI for MRI pace Siemens at RSNA
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - A new portable head CT scanner on wheels, artificial intelligence (AI) tools for MRI, and a premium shared-services ultrasound scanner are among the RSNA 2019 highlights for Siemens Healthineers this week.  Discuss
Special Feature
Video from RSNA 2019: Reducing radiation dose in medical imaging
Video from RSNA 2019: Reducing radiation dose in medical imaging

Is radiology making progress in reducing the radiation dose used in medical imaging exams? Maybe, but there is still much work to be done, according to Dr. Rebecca Smith-Bindman of the University of California, San Francisco. Learn more

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