Are good intentions good enough for reducing CT dose?
June 15, 2018 -- CT radiation dose has been the target of a variety of recommendations, protocols, and guidelines designed to reduce how much dose patients receive. But despite good intentions, radiology may not be doing all it can to reduce CT radiation dose, according to a June 12 opinion article in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Stress echo beats CCTA for evaluating chest pain
June 13, 2018 -- Stress echocardiography is a safe method of evaluating chest pain in patients who present to the emergency department, resulting in lower rates of hospitalization and shorter hospital stays when compared with coronary CT angiography (CCTA), according to a study published online June 13 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.  Discuss
CT links brain calcifications to smoking, diabetes
June 12, 2018 -- Researchers from the Netherlands examined the brain CT scans of patients with memory complaints and identified a strong association between the presence of calcifications in the hippocampus and various risk factors such as smoking and diabetes, according to an article published online June 12 in Radiology.  Discuss
Are we using the right metrics for CT lung screening?
June 8, 2018 -- CT lung cancer screening has been shown to reduce mortality when administered to high-risk smokers, but a new study is questioning whether the right metrics are being used to demonstrate this reduction, according to an article published online June 7 in JAMA Oncology.  Discuss
Deep learning accurately detects brain hemorrhage
June 7, 2018 -- A deep-learning algorithm can provide high sensitivity and specificity for detecting brain hemorrhage on noncontrast head CT studies, according to research presented last week at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine annual meeting in National Harbor, MD.  Discuss
More follow-up CT doesn't improve colorectal cancer outcome
June 5, 2018 -- Increasing the frequency of follow-up CT exams for patients who underwent colorectal cancer surgery did not significantly affect their survival or the detection of cancer recurrence, according to two studies recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
SIIM: CDS guides appropriate pediatric head CT orders
June 2, 2018 -- NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - A clinical decision-support (CDS) algorithm can help reduce the percentage of inappropriate pediatric head CT studies being ordered in the emergency department, according to a study presented on Friday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  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