DEXA predicts diabetes in obese menopausal women
September 7, 2021 -- Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) tests are better than traditional clinical obesity measures for predicting diabetes and heart disease in older women, according to an August 31 study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Read More
Limiting x-rays after knee replacement could save millions of dollars
September 1, 2021 -- Routine x-rays after total knee arthroplasty surgery offer very little clinical benefit, and limiting the exams can reduce radiation exposure in patients and save millions of dollars, according to a study published online August 26 in the Knee. Read More
AI could help diagnose TB in developing countries
August 27, 2021 -- Researchers testing five commercially available artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms found that all performed well for detecting tuberculosis (TB) on chest x-rays in a study published in the September issue of Lancet Digital Health. But only two met standards set by the World Health Organization. Read More
New x-ray imaging technique emerges from the dark
August 26, 2021 -- X-ray dark-field chest imaging -- a new technique touted as the most significant advance in standard chest x-ray in 100 years -- has shown for the first time it may help diagnose lung disease in humans, according to a study published August 24 in Radiology. Read More
CT directs treatment of abscesses caused by boy's dental infection
August 26, 2021 -- CT helped clinicians diagnose and treat rare orbital and mouth abscesses caused by a dental infection in a 13-year-old boy, according to a case report recently published in the European Journal of Dentistry. If untreated, the condition could have led to death or blindness. Read More
Scurvy diagnosed on x-ray in 2-year-old girl
August 24, 2021 -- Scurvy -- an old but not forgotten disease -- was diagnosed on x-ray recently in a 2-year-old girl in Buffalo, NY, according to a report August 18 in the Journal of Imaging in Emergency Medicine. Read More
FDA asks for more info on Nanox multisource x-ray filing
August 19, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked Israeli x-ray developer Nanox for additional information regarding the regulatory submission for its Nanox.ARC multisource x-ray system to correct what the agency said were "deficiencies" in the submission. Read More
DEXA helps predict mortality in heart surgery patients
August 17, 2021 -- Measurements of muscle mass on dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) can help predict survival in older cardiac surgery patients, according to a study published in the September issue of the American Heart Journal. Read More
Body position on x-ray affects radiation dose in children
August 11, 2021 -- Are uncooperative children receiving more radiation exposure during digital chest x-ray? Not intentionally, of course, but imaging children in supine positions to constrain motion and reduce image distortions results in higher doses than when patients are standing, according to a study published August 5 in PLOS One. Read More
Nanox bids for Zebra Medical, telerad firm USARad
August 10, 2021 -- Digital x-ray developer Nanox is embarking on a spending spree, inking agreements to acquire artificial intelligence software firm Zebra Medical Vision for up to $200 million and teleradiology services provider USARad Holdings for $30 million. Read More