RADIOLOGY NEWS
COVID-19 neuro findings marked by mental status, stroke
May 26, 2020 -- Neuroimaging features of hospitalized COVID-19 patients can vary, but they are dominated by altered mental status and acute ischemic stroke, according to research published May 21 in Radiology.  Discuss
Years later, DCIS tied to more imaging but not anxiety
May 26, 2020 -- In the five years after treatment, women with a history of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are more likely than their peers to undergo breast imaging but not to have anxiety or depression, according to the findings of a study published on May 8 in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.  Discuss
fMRI-based machine learning helps predict coma outcomes
May 26, 2020 -- A machine-learning algorithm can predict from resting-state functional MRI (fMRI) data if a patient in a coma after cardiac arrest will regain consciousness, according to a study published online May 21 in the American Journal of Neuroradiology.  Discuss
Conebeam CT aids removal of rare ectopic molar in maxillary sinus
May 26, 2020 -- Conebeam CT helped clinicians remove an ectopic third molar and an infected cyst from a patient's maxillary sinus, which is a rare site for a tooth to erupt, according to a recent case report published on the open-access platform F1000Research.  Discuss
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