You get what you pay for with Groupon scans
November 2, 2020 -- Wellness companies are marketing medical imaging scans directly to consumers as a way to assuage the "worried well" about their health. At the same time, internet-based services like Groupon enable consumers to leverage the power of volume for massive price discounts. Combine the two -- what could go wrong?  Discuss
CTA spots COVID-19 in stroke patients
October 29, 2020 -- Scanning acute ischemic stroke patients with CT angiography (CTA) helps determine if they have COVID-19 faster than waiting for results from a nasal swab, say researchers in a study published October 29 in Stroke. The findings add to the debate over the best time to use CT during COVID-19.  Discuss
Patients fine with COVID-19 lung cancer screening delays
October 27, 2020 -- The majority of patients aren't concerned about delays in lung cancer screening with low-dose CT due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to survey results published October 22 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Radiomics can aid management of lung cancer patients
October 26, 2020 -- Researchers from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, FL, have reported that CT radiomics features can help predict tumor behavior in screening-detected lung cancer. They've also found that PET/CT radiomics shows promise for guiding non-small cell lung cancer treatment decisions.  Discuss
CT volume yet to rebound to pre-COVID-19 levels
October 23, 2020 -- The volume of CT studies performed in the U.S. has recovered since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. But as of the end of September, it was still far below pre-pandemic expectations, according to registry study data published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Canon launches CT scanner with 90-cm bore at ASTRO 2020
October 23, 2020 -- Canon Medical Systems is taking advantage of this week's American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) virtual meeting to launch Aquilion Exceed LB, a CT scanner dedicated to radiation therapy planning. The new scanner sports a wide 90-cm bore and other features like artificial intelligence-based image reconstruction.  Discuss
AI extracts more data from single-energy CT
October 22, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to extract more data from conventional CT images, allowing single-energy CT to approach the performance of dual-energy CT without the additional radiation, according to a study published October 19 in the journal Patterns.  Discuss
Spectral CT boosts early COVID-19 assessment
October 22, 2020 -- Spectral CT is better at identifying early-stage COVID-19 disease than conventional CT, enabling better visualization of pulmonary lesions, according to a study published October 21 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Lack of Medicare CTC coverage affects people of color
October 21, 2020 -- The number of screening CT colonography (CTC) exams appears to decrease after age 65 -- a trend that may have a disproportionate impact on Black patients and those of other racial minorities, according to a study published October 18 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
CT shows manifestations of recreational drug use
October 19, 2020 -- CT illuminates the dangerous abdominopelvic complications caused by recreational drug use, including disseminated infections, gastrointestinal ischemia, and visceral infarction, according to a review published October 16 in RadioGraphics.  Discuss
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

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