U.S. cancer sites boast high access to CT lung screening
February 27, 2019 -- More than 70% of U.S. cancer centers offer onsite CT lung cancer screening, but this high availability drops off substantially for sites serving racial minorities and rural residents in Puerto Rico, according to an article published online February 25 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Vienna team secures top ECR prize for chest CT work
February 27, 2019 -- VIENNA - Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna have received a prestigious award for their ECR 2019 e-poster presentation about how to simplify the differential diagnosis of diffuse ground-glass opacifications using CT.  Discuss
24/7 availability of radiologists speeds up emergency CT
February 25, 2019 -- Providing around-the-clock radiologist coverage significantly boosted the efficiency of emergency patient care, including reducing head CT turnaround times by more than tenfold, according to a series of presentations at the upcoming Canadian Association of Radiologists 2019 meeting in Montreal.  Discuss
Could self-rated health improve CT CAC scoring?
February 19, 2019 -- Combining self-rated health assessments with CT coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring enhanced the test's ability to predict a person's risk of adverse cardiac events -- almost matching the accuracy of traditional risk estimation, according to an article published online February 15 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
TexLab AI algorithm predicts ovarian cancer survival
February 15, 2019 -- By analyzing tumor characteristics such as structure, shape, and size, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called TexLab 2.0 is able to predict which patients with ovarian cancer have the best prognosis. The prediction can then be used to direct patient therapy, according to an article published online February 15 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
Lung cancer imaging on the upswing in China
February 15, 2019 -- CT appears to be taking over for x-ray as a tool for the diagnosis of lung cancer in China, where imaging utilization rates have generally trended upward over the past decade -- most notably in underdeveloped regions of the country, according to an article published online February 8 in Thoracic Cancer.  Discuss
Heart societies endorse CT CAC for risk assessment
February 12, 2019 -- The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have reaffirmed their support for the use of CT coronary artery calcium (CAC) testing to estimate heart disease risk, according to an article published online February 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Some thoughts on Dr. Phillip Berman and CT lung screening
February 8, 2019 -- Radiologist and imaging entrepreneur Dr. Phillip Berman died of lung cancer 10 years ago today -- and 20 years ago this month he founded AuntMinnie.com. In this article, his friend Sheila Ross looks back and wonders what Phil would think about the progress that has -- and hasn't -- been made with CT lung cancer screening.  Discuss
AI may predict lymph node metastasis in gastric cancer
February 8, 2019 -- The combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and radiomics features on CT images can outperform current methods for preoperatively predicting lymph node metastasis from gastric cancer, according to research published online February 4 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Academic pediatric facilities have lower CT radiation dose
February 7, 2019 -- Academic pediatric facilities used about half the radiation dose that other U.S. medical facilities used for pediatric CT scans of the chest, abdomen-pelvis, and brain -- with significantly less variation in dose, according to an article published online February 5 in Radiology.  Discuss