RADIOLOGY NEWS
At-home PACS workstations enable social distancing
May 22, 2020 -- Radiology departments can rapidly transition to mostly remote interpretations by radiologists at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they will need to navigate a number of difficult challenges along the way, according to a clinical perspective published online May 21 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
How has COVID-19 affected radiology practice?
May 22, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on how radiology is practiced, from case volume and the scheduling of elective imaging to changes in interventional procedures and offsite workflow, according to four studies published online this month in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Can machine-learning models predict IR outcomes?
May 22, 2020 -- Machine-learning algorithms can utilize nonimaging data such as patient demographics and prior medical history to predict outcomes from interventional radiology (IR) procedures, according to research published online May 4 in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.  Discuss
Contrast ultrasound reveals unique COVID-19 lung findings
May 21, 2020 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound scans revealed patterns in the lung not typically associated with pneumonia in three Italian patients with COVID-19, according to a report published on May 12 in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Tongue ultrasound may identify obstructive sleep apnea
May 21, 2020 -- Tongue stiffness measured by shear-wave elastography ultrasound may be able to help identify patients with obstructive sleep apnea while they're awake, according to the findings of a pilot study published on May 10 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
Radiology's path to PPP loan forgiveness
May 21, 2020 -- The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan that will have to be repaid by a medical practice with interest unless all or a portion is forgiven. Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners discusses how your radiology practice can meet these requirements.  Discuss
It's time for radiology to embrace value-based imaging
May 21, 2020 -- COVID-19 has heightened the need for cloud-based models across all industries, but the need is particularly acute in healthcare. Cloud-based enterprise imaging can help radiology transition to value-based care, according to Change Healthcare Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer Aaron Green.  Discuss
AI boosts CT's COVID-19 diagnostic performance
May 20, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) boosts the performance of chest CT when combined with clinical history and laboratory data in diagnosing COVID-19 pneumonia, according to a study published May 19 in Nature Medicine.  Discuss
CTA still most common modality for PE diagnosis
May 20, 2020 -- CT angiography (CTA) remains the most commonly used imaging modality to diagnose pulmonary embolism (PE) across a variety of patients, according to a study published May 16 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.  Discuss
AI can detect, quantify traumatic brain injury on CT
May 20, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to help accurately detect traumatic brain injury (TBI) on head CT exams, as well as assess the type of injury, quantify lesion burden, and measure lesion progression, U.K. researchers reported in an article published online May 14 in Lancet Digital Health.  Discuss