Deep learning helps CT lung cancer screening identify emphysema
December 13, 2021 -- Investigators from the University of Chicago have developed a deep learning algorithm that identifies emphysema on CT lung cancer screening, according to research shared at the recent RSNA meeting. Read More
Chest CT, x-ray show breakthrough COVID-19 tends to be mild
December 10, 2021 -- Imaging findings on chest CT and x-ray in patients with breakthrough COVID-19 disease tend to be mild -- and most patients go on to recover just fine, according to research published December 9 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
Deep learning plus CT translates to early type 2 diabetes detection
December 9, 2021 -- Using a deep-learning algorithm with CT can identify biomarkers that help clinicians detect type 2 diabetes in patients undergoing the exam for other indications, such as colorectal cancer screening, according to research presented at the recent RSNA meeting. Read More
Higher coronary artery calcium scores increase COVID-19 mortality risk
December 9, 2021 -- Patients with COVID-19 who have higher levels of coronary artery calcium face increased risk of death from the disease, according to research presented at the RSNA 2021 meeting. Read More
Alternative method for diagnosing PE as effective as CTPA
December 8, 2021 -- Diagnosing pulmonary embolism (PE) in the emergency department using D-dimer information shows promise as an alternative to diagnosing the condition via CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA), according to a study published December 7 in JAMA. Read More
Ultrahigh-resolution CT shows how new bone affects cochlear implants
December 7, 2021 -- Researchers have found that a relatively new CT technique -- ultrahigh-spatial-resolution CT -- can reveal the negative effects of new bone formation around cochlear implants, including long-term residual hearing loss, according to a study published December 7 in Radiology. Read More
Do all ED patients presenting with TIA get complete imaging workup?
December 6, 2021 -- Black individuals and elderly patients who present at the emergency department (ED) with transient ischemic attack (TIA) -- also known as ministroke -- are less likely to receive complete imaging workups, according to research presented November 30 at the RSNA meeting. Read More
Training helps novice CT readers identify interstitial lung disease
December 3, 2021 -- A short, pattern-based CT education module offered to general radiologists or novice readers improves their ability to spot interstitial lung disease -- a condition that is often difficult to diagnose, according to a presentation delivered November 30 at the RSNA meeting. Read More
Including more Black smokers in lung screening would save lives
December 2, 2021 -- Increasing the number of African American and Black smokers who get screened for lung cancer with low-dose CT would reduce mortality rates from the disease, according to research shared Thursday morning at the RSNA meeting. Read More
New MRI scanners drive Philips products at RSNA 2021
December 1, 2021 -- Two new MRI scanners at 3-tesla and 1.5-tesla field strengths are among the new product launches at RSNA 2021 for Philips. The company is also demonstrating a midrange CT scanner and a new interventional suite that combines CT with angiography. Read More