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Early heart damage raises risk of death in COVID patients
May 10, 2021 -- Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who had impaired first-phase ejection fraction on echocardiography were nearly five times more likely to die, compared with patients with healthier measures of this early sign of heart failure, according to new research published May 10 in Hypertension. Read More
Heart damage post-COVID-19 proves rare in college athletes
May 10, 2021 -- Heart damage in college athletes who had COVID-19 is relatively rare, with only 4% of athletes showing heart abnormalities on initial ultrasound screening and none showing heart damage on follow-up MRI scans, according to a study published May 10 in Circulation. Read More
PET/CT detects major depression in cancer patients
May 10, 2021 -- FDG-PET/CT scans can help detect major depression in cancer patients, according to research published May 6 in PLOS One. The finding suggests PET/CT images could serve double duty by helping screen for major depression in cancer patients. Read More
Ultrasound accurate in diagnosing hand injuries
May 10, 2021 -- Ultrasound can accurately diagnose hand injuries while also being a fast, inexpensive, and potentially indispensable dynamic tool, according to research published April 29 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Read More
AI has opportunities for more acceptance in screening mammography
May 7, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) shows promise in screening mammography, but more is needed for it to earn wider acceptance in clinics and by patients, according to Dr. Emily Conant. Read More
Machine learning plus CT boosts prediction of major coronary events
May 7, 2021 -- Combining machine learning with coronary CT angiography to assess cardiovascular health may improve clinicians' ability to predict a patient's risk of future adverse events like unstable angina, according to a presentation delivered at the recent American Roentgen Ray Society meeting. Read More
'3D amplified' MRI technique shows how the brain moves
May 6, 2021 -- A new MRI technique called 3D amplified MRI (3D aMRI) can visualize brain motion in real-time, offering a noninvasive way to assess and track brain disorders, according to two studies published May 5 in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Brain Multiphysics. Read More
'Mundane' AI poised to transform radiology
May 6, 2021 -- Deep learning may be the most publicized form of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology, but a mundane form of AI may soon be more prominent, according to a presentation on May 5 at AuntMinnie.com's Spring 2021 Virtual Conference: Advances in AI. Read More
Carbon-11 PET tracer appears safe for colon cancer detection
May 6, 2021 -- PET imaging with a carbon-11 glutamine radiotracer appears to be a safe and effective method for detecting metastatic colorectal cancer, according to a first-in-human study of the radiotracer published April 30 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
MIDRC offers support for COVID-19 AI
May 5, 2021 -- A project called the Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC) is offering key support for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19, according to a presentation delivered May 5 at the AuntMinnie.com Spring 2021 Virtual Conference. Read More