Doctors find dentures in man's throat 8 days after surgery
August 14, 2019 -- Removable dentures got stuck in a 72-year-old man's throat during surgery to remove a benign lump. Doctors didn't find the false teeth until eight days later when the patient complained of pain, bleeding, and swallowing difficulties. Read More
MRI links high blood pressure with white-matter lesions
August 14, 2019 -- MRI scans have linked higher blood pressure with greater accumulation of white-matter lesions in the brain, demonstrating the benefits of intensive blood pressure control in hypertensive adults, according to research published August 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read More
CT confirms air pollutants heighten lung disease risk
August 14, 2019 -- Quantitative analysis of CT scans revealed that long-term exposure to everyday air pollutants was associated with worsening lung function and faster progression of lung disease in otherwise healthy individuals in a new study, published online August 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read More
Mammography can identify cardiovascular disease
August 13, 2019 -- Mammography may be an excellent way to test women for cardiovascular disease at the same time as screening for breast cancer because it identifies breast arterial calcifications, which have been linked to cardiovascular disease risk, according to a study published online August 11 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
AI, plaque quantification predicts cardiac outcomes
August 13, 2019 -- The combination of plaque quantified on coronary CT angiography and artificial intelligence (AI)-powered fractional flow reserve analysis can accurately predict future major adverse cardiac events, according to research published online August 8 in the American Journal of Cardiology. Read More
The value of the CIIP: Part 5 -- AI
August 12, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) offers the potential to dramatically impact radiology. In the final article of his series, Luke Bideaux describes how certified imaging informatics professionals (CIIPs) can play a crucial role in transforming medical imaging through the strategic implementation of AI technology. Read More
Echo remains top modality in Canada for heart failure
August 9, 2019 -- Although CT and MRI have taken on a growing role in recent years, resting echocardiography remains by far the most widely used imaging modality for heart failure patients in Canada, according to an article published online August 9 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Study: FDG-PET reigns supreme for assessing Alzheimer's
August 9, 2019 -- FDG-PET is superior to amyloid PET imaging with the radiopharmaceutical florbetapir for assessing cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment, according to research published in the August issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Read More
mpMRI reduces unnecessary prostate biopsies
August 9, 2019 -- Using multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) to image men suspected of having prostate cancer can reduce unnecessary biopsies by more than a third and increase the detection of clinically significant disease by more than 50%, according to a meta-analysis published online August 7 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Burnout continues to be a serious problem in radiology
August 9, 2019 -- More than half of radiology practice leaders report that burnout continues to be a very significant problem among the radiologists in their group, according to a study published online August 6 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More