CT plus deep learning distinguishes COVID-19 from other pneumonia
March 3, 2021 -- A deep-learning algorithm improves CT's capability for distinguishing between COVID-19 and other pneumonias, according to a study published February 27 in Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences. Read More
Cardiac complications are common in COVID-19 cases
March 3, 2021 -- Patients with COVID-19 are frequently experiencing cardiac complications, including myocarditis, acute coronary syndrome, and thromboembolic events, according to a new study of several cases that was published February 24 in Insights into Imaging. Read More
What the new federal law on surprise billing means for radiology
March 3, 2021 -- The issue of patients receiving large, unexpected medical bills from hospitals and physicians has been widely publicized. This situation, known as "surprise billing," is the subject of new federal legislation, and Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains. Read More
8 tips for putting transgender patients at ease in the radiology suite
March 3, 2021 -- Transgender patients often face significant difficulties when it comes to receiving healthcare, and radiology departments have a key role to play in mitigating these difficulties, according to a review published March 1 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Skipping mammograms boosts risk of breast cancer death
March 2, 2021 -- Skipping even one screening mammogram can increase a woman's risk of dying from breast cancer, according to a March 2 study involving more than half a million Swedish women. Conversely, more regular screening greatly reduces risk. Read More
Can AI predict COVID-19 hot spots from chest CT reports?
March 2, 2021 -- Machine learning-based analysis of chest CT reports for respiratory illness findings could provide advance warning of new COVID-19 hot spots, according to a study published online February 25 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
AI can help radiologists find, classify rib fractures on CT
March 2, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can give radiologists a boost in performance for detecting and classifying rib fractures on CT exams, according to research published February 18 in Skeletal Radiology. Read More
CT adds fuels to debate over pharaoh's death in ancient Egypt
March 1, 2021 -- CT has offered fresh clues about the killing of a significant pharaoh who ruled Egypt around 3,600 years ago. Experts now believe Seqenenre Taa II -- known as "the Brave" -- was killed in an execution ceremony after being taken prisoner on the battlefield. Read More
Small practices have opportunity for additional provider relief
March 1, 2021 -- From February 24 to March 10, medical practices with fewer than 20 employees will have a preferential opportunity to obtain a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program. Rebecca Farrington from Healthcare Administrative Partners explains. Read More
Can radiology AI save itself?
February 26, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) has struggled to gain a foothold in radiology over the past five years or so, achieving fairly limited success. Can radiology AI save itself? Imaging consultant Michael J. Cannavo examines this question. Read More