PET reveals effects of brain stimulation in coma patients
May 19, 2023 -- PET imaging has revealed that trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS) increases brain metabolism and may promote recovery in vegetative or minimally conscious patients, according to a study published May 12 in Brain Stimulation. Read More
Focused ultrasound treatment could improve flushing of brain waste
May 19, 2023 -- A focused ultrasound treatment that uses microbubbles to amplify ultrasound's effects on the brain's blood vessels may be able to help mitigate brain diseases, according to research published May 15 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read More
Belgian researcher discusses CT's benefits for assessing myosteatosis
May 18, 2023 -- AuntMinnie.com spoke with Dr. Maxime Nachit, PhD, of the University of Louvain in Brussels about how CT imaging helps assess asymptomatic patients' muscle fat accumulation -- a condition that can increase risk of adverse cardiovascular events. Read More
Teleradiology workflow protocols may delay healthcare
May 18, 2023 -- Teleradiology workflow protocols appear to translate into healthcare delays, according to research conducted by a team from West Virginia University in Morgantown. Read More
Fracture cases increase in San Diego due to higher border wall
May 18, 2023 -- Radiology reports show an increase in fracture patients admitted to hospitals in San Diego due to falls from the U.S.-Mexico border wall, according to a study published May 12 in Surgery. Read More
Is AI, human system for follow-up imaging profitable?
May 18, 2023 -- A process for managing follow-up imaging exams that combines artificial intelligence (AI) and human interaction can improve safety while also improving the bottom line, according to research published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Read More
SPECT reduces kidney imaging times in children
May 17, 2023 -- Shorter scan times of five minutes during kidney imaging in children are feasible using newer SPECT cameras with cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) detectors, according to a study published May 15 in Pediatric Radiology. Read More
ChatGPT passes radiology exam
May 17, 2023 -- The latest version of ChatGPT has passed a radiology board-type exam, yet the language model's "hallucinations" raise concerns over its reliability, according to a study published May 16 in Radiology. Read More
Expert discusses ChatGPT's potential, limitations in radiology
May 17, 2023 -- AuntMinnie.com spoke with Dr. Rajesh Bhayana of the University of Toronto's department of medical imaging about ChatGPT's potential as a tool in radiology practice, as well as its dangerous tendency to produce so-called "hallucinations." Read More
CT body composition assessment links muscle fat and mortality risk
May 17, 2023 -- CT body composition assessment shows that asymptomatic adults with a high accumulation of muscle fat -- a condition called myosteatosis -- are at increased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events, according to a study published on May 16 in Radiology. Read More
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