Google AI accurately assesses CT lung screening scans
May 22, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model developed by Google can assess cancer risk on CT lung cancer screening studies as well as, or even better than, experienced radiologists -- potentially enabling automated evaluation of these exams, according to research published online March 20 in Nature Medicine. Read More
Head CT offers low diagnostic yield for fainting
May 21, 2019 -- More than half of all patients who faint still undergo head CT despite a diagnostic yield of less than 3% for the exam, according to an article published in the May issue of Academic Emergency Medicine. Researchers from Canada say it's high time to cut back on using the test for most patients. Read More
Smokers shy away from cancer screening exams
May 17, 2019 -- Individuals who smoke are much less likely than nonsmokers to participate in basic screening exams for breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer, despite clear recommendations from existing guidelines, according to a new study published online May 17 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
CT predicts cardiac events in colon cancer patients
May 16, 2019 -- Body composition measurements -- specifically visceral adipose tissue and muscle radiodensity -- obtained from the routine CT scans of patients with colorectal cancer could help identify those at the greatest risk of major adverse cardiac events, according to an article published online May 16 in JAMA Oncology. Read More