LDCT lung cancer screening affected by insurance, patient demographics
March 30, 2023 -- Low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening uptake shows considerable variation -- not only among different payers but also due to patient demographic factors, according to a study published March 29 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Neuroradiology exam reading errors slow workflow, boost shift volume
March 30, 2023 -- Diagnostic errors in neuroradiology studies such as CT and MRI lead to longer interpretation times and higher shift volumes, a study published March 29 in the American Journal of Roentgenology has found. Read More
New sciatica treatment promising in patients with disk herniation
March 28, 2023 -- CT-guided pulsed radiofrequency combined with steroid injection appears promising for relieving pain in patients with lumbar disk herniation, according to a study published March 28 in Radiology. Read More
Educational intervention improves trauma CT workflow in the ED
March 27, 2023 -- Educational and imaging protocol interventions can improve CT trauma exam turnaround time in the emergency department (ED), according to a study published March 22 in the Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. Read More
PET/CT reveals how COVID-19 manifests in critically ill patients
March 20, 2023 -- In a pictorial essay, Dutch researchers are highlighting findings from whole-body F-18 FDG-PET/CT imaging that show how COVID-19 manifests in critically ill patients hospitalized for the disease. Read More
CTCA an effective first-line option for assessing acute chest pain
March 20, 2023 -- CT coronary angiography (CTCA) is an effective way to assess patients experiencing acute chest pain -- and to determine whether the person needs further, more invasive diagnostic imaging, according to a study published March 13 in Heart. Read More
Deep learning for LDCT can prompt biennial lung screening
March 17, 2023 -- Deep-learning algorithms could be used to determine whether an individual could safely undergo low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening at biennial intervals rather than annually, suggest findings published March 16 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
ECR 2023: The cycle of life -- imaging industry roundup
March 15, 2023 -- Key industry trends at ECR 2023 included sustainability, connected systems, and smarter workflows, according to a new column by Bhvita Jani, a research manager at Signify Research. Read More
VTE risk low among COVID-19 outpatients
March 14, 2023 -- Despite high rates of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, the risk in outpatients after infection appears low, according to a study published March 13 in JAMA Open Network. Read More
Big crowds return to Vienna for first March ECR for 4 years
March 14, 2023 -- Official figures released by the European Society of Radiology show that 17,262 participants from 122 countries attended ECR 2023. This represents a rise of 14% compared with last year, but it is still a much lower figure than was recorded in 2019. Read More