Heart disease rare in pro athletes after COVID-19
March 5, 2021 -- Inflammatory heart disease is rare among professional athletes with prior COVID-19 infection who received systematic return-to-play cardiac screening with imaging and other tests, according to a study published online March 4 in JAMA Cardiology. Read More
COVID-19 vaccine affects imaging results, researchers warn
February 25, 2021 -- Researchers are warning that the COVID-19 vaccine can manifest on imaging in ways that appear to be disease, according to two studies published February 24 in the American Journal of Roentgenology and Radiology. Read More
AI-guided echo helps novice nurses perform ultrasound
February 19, 2021 -- Nurses with no training in ultrasound were able to acquire diagnostic-quality echocardiography images thanks to the guidance of an artificial intelligence (AI)-based software application, according to a study published February 18 in JAMA Cardiology. Read More
Lung ultrasound at bedside predicts COVID-19 outcomes
February 19, 2021 -- A scoring system based on lung ultrasound scans could predict intubation, death, and other negative outcomes in COVID-19 patients, according to a recent study published in Annals of Intensive Care. Read More
Echo screening reduces rheumatic heart disease in kids in Nepal
February 16, 2021 -- Researchers from Nepal used echocardiography to screen children for rheumatic heart disease, finding the kids for whom prophylactic antibiotics could be most appropriate and reducing the impact of the disease in regions where it's endemic. Read More
Short MRI exam shows promise for prostate cancer screening follow-up
February 11, 2021 -- Researchers found that a short, biparametric MRI protocol without contrast was able to find twice as many clinically significant prostate cancers compared with prostate-specific antigen testing in a study published February 11 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
Decision support could improve ED pediatric appendicitis imaging
February 9, 2021 -- Clinical decision support could boost the appropriate use of CT for diagnosing appendicitis in children presenting at the emergency department (ED), according to research published February 9 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
MRI-targeted biopsy shows value in prostate cancer
February 5, 2021 -- Multiparametric MRI-targeted biopsy for clinically significant prostate cancer can yield detection rates similar to systematic transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy, while potentially enabling over one-third of prostate biopsies to be avoided, according to research published online February 4 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
MRgFUS shows promise for prostate cancer treatment
February 4, 2021 -- MRI-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) shows promise as an alternative to surgery or radiation therapy in patients with intermediate-risk prostate cancer, according to a study published February 2 in Radiology. Read More
USPSTF advises against carotid artery stenosis screening
February 2, 2021 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is advising against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general adult population in a final recommendation statement published February 2 in JAMA. Read More