RADIOLOGY NEWS
Acute abdominal symptoms may indicate COVID-19
July 8, 2020 -- Researchers from New York City have found that patients who present with acute abdominal symptoms may have COVID-19 and, if so, are likely to require hospitalization, according to a study published July 4 in European Radiology.  Discuss
Rads key to spotting partner violence during pandemic
July 8, 2020 -- Radiologists can play a key role in identifying signs of intimate partner violence (IPV) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an editorial published June 30 in European Radiology.  Discuss
Radiology reentry: Part 3 -- Community collaboration and marketing plans
July 8, 2020 -- In the final article of a three-part series, Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners discusses ways to strengthen the return of patient volume to radiology practices through community collaboration and marketing.  Discuss
Laryngeal ultrasound helps detect vocal cord polyps
July 8, 2020 -- Transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasound shows potential as a noninvasive and accurate alternative to laryngoscopy for screening and postoperative review of vocal cord polyps, according to research published online June 23 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
COVID-19 patients face higher risk of barotrauma
July 7, 2020 -- Patients with COVID-19 who require invasive mechanical ventilation are more likely to experience barotrauma such as pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum than those without the disease, according to research published online July 2 in Radiology. And younger patients with COVID-19 were particularly at risk for these serious events.  Discuss
Earlier breast screening benefits women with childhood cancer
July 7, 2020 -- Women who had cancer in childhood treated with chest radiotherapy may strongly benefit from annual breast cancer screening starting in their 20s, according to a study published on July 6 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Annual screening as early as age 25 could reduce breast cancer deaths in these women by more than 50%.  Discuss
Can radiomics improve CT lung cancer screening?
July 7, 2020 -- Two radiomics features on low-dose CT (LDCT) exams in lung cancer screening can be used to identify early-stage lung cancer patients who may be at higher risk for poor survival outcomes, potentially enabling earlier interventions, according to research published online June 29 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Almost 40% COVID-19 patients have PE on CTPA
July 6, 2020 -- Researchers have discovered that 37% of patients with confirmed COVID-19 disease are found to have a pulmonary embolism (PE) on CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA). Their results were published July 2 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
AI could help radiologists better detect kidney cancer
July 6, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) used with CT data could help abdominal radiologists better identify and classify kidney cancer, according to a presentation delivered at the recent virtual annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.  Discuss
Medicaid expansion tied to early breast cancer diagnosis
July 2, 2020 -- Expanded Medicaid coverage was linked to earlier breast cancer diagnosis in a study published on July 1 in JAMA Surgery. Advanced breast cancer diagnoses fell by 3% in states that expanded Medicaid after the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Discuss