12 tips for handling your first overnight call
March 4, 2021 -- A radiologist's first overnight call can prompt anxiety, but there are ways to navigate it that can make the experience as successful and comfortable as possible, according to a presentation delivered March 3 at the virtual ECR 2021. Read More
AI detection of intracranial hemorrhage saves lives
March 4, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that screens head CT exams for intracranial hemorrhage -- and triages suspected cases for radiologist review -- can yield significant improvements in patient outcomes, researchers from Israel reported in a Wednesday presentation at ECR 2021. 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
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
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