Chest x-rays predict outcomes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients
March 22, 2023 -- Plain chest x-rays of COVID-19 patients taken at the time of hospital admission can help predict which patients are at higher risk of death, according to a group of researchers in New York. Read More
PET/CT shows promise in patients with IgG4-RD
March 22, 2023 -- F-18 FDG-PET/CT may be a valuable tool for identifying cardiovascular manifestations in patients with immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD), according to a study published March 17 in EJNMMI Research. Read More
Government, nonprofit hospitals aren't cheaper for brain MRI
March 22, 2023 -- Nonprofit and government hospitals aren't necessarily cheaper when it comes to advanced imaging exams such as brain MRI -- in fact, for-profit facilities may offer the best price, according to a research letter published March 21 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 have placental differences
March 22, 2023 -- Doppler ultrasound findings indicate several common placental differences in pregnant women who test positive for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to findings published March 15 in AJOG Global Reports. Read More
Most patients prefer reading imaging results through portal
March 21, 2023 -- Most patients prefer reading their imaging results through a patient portal even if it means viewing them prior to talking with healthcare professionals, according to findings published March 20 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Research outlines gadolinium's effect on Earth's water systems
March 21, 2023 -- Two studies are sounding the alarm regarding the negative effects on the Earth's water systems of gadolinium-based contrast agents used for MRI exams. Read More
Study explores risk factors for poor outcomes after EVT
March 21, 2023 -- Researchers in the U.K. have mined a large national stroke registry and identified risk factors for patients that may be involved in poor outcomes after endovascular thrombectomy (EVT). Read More
IMV: PET prostate scan volumes saw robust growth in 2022
March 21, 2023 -- PET prostate scan volumes grew 46% year-over-year, showing an increase of 3 percentage points to produce 9% of the overall procedure mix by study type, according to the newly published IMV 2023 PET Market Summary Report. Read More
PET/CT reveals how COVID-19 manifests in critically ill patients
March 20, 2023 -- In a pictorial essay, Dutch researchers are highlighting findings from whole-body F-18 FDG-PET/CT imaging that show how COVID-19 manifests in critically ill patients hospitalized for the disease. Read More
CTCA an effective first-line option for assessing acute chest pain
March 20, 2023 -- CT coronary angiography (CTCA) is an effective way to assess patients experiencing acute chest pain -- and to determine whether the person needs further, more invasive diagnostic imaging, according to a study published March 13 in Heart. Read More