Hailing Mr. Spock! Vulcan salute detects painful foot neuroma
July 20, 2021 -- "Live long and prosper," as Mr. Spock from "Star Trek" might say -- in this case, to the musculoskeletal radiologists who found the character's Vulcan salute on x-ray can help diagnose a type of painful foot neuroma. Their findings were published July 14 in Skeletal Radiology. Read More
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected CT CAC testing?
July 20, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic caused a significant dip in heart disease screening with CT coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring, particularly between March and May of last year, according to a poster presentation at the virtual 2021 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography meeting. Read More
AI automatically quantifies plaque on CCTA
July 20, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately quantify plaque on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) exams, according to research presented July 16 at the annual meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Read More
AI assesses atherosclerosis, morphology in NSTEMI patients
July 20, 2021 -- Atherosclerosis and vessel morphology can be evaluated in non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients by an artificial intelligence (AI) model, according to an e-poster at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography annual meeting. Read More
New CPT code for radiology AI brings hope, but patience is needed
July 19, 2021 -- The recent approval of a Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code for radiology artificial intelligence (AI) by the American Medical Association was an important milestone. But actual reimbursement will likely take some time. Read More
What features on head CT of TBI best predict long-term outcomes?
July 19, 2021 -- Certain abnormalities on head CT after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) may be predictive of long-term outcomes in patients, according to a study published July 19 in JAMA Neurology. Read More
CT shines when it comes to COVID-19 risk stratification
July 19, 2021 -- CT has a key role to play in the diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia, according to a July 16 session at the virtual 2021 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography meeting. Read More
Routine screening for BI-RADS 3 lesions means lower recall rates
July 19, 2021 -- Returning to routine screening for BI-RADS 3 lesions on supplemental automated whole-breast ultrasound reduces the cancer recall rate "substantially," while also being unlikely to result in adverse outcomes, according to research published July 14 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Researchers tout algorithm in classifying breast tissues
July 19, 2021 -- An algorithm developed by researchers in India showed promise in differentiating between benign and malignant breast tumors, according to a study published June 12 in Expert Systems with Applications. Read More
Technology Focus: Nanox moves new digital x-ray system to market
July 16, 2021 -- Israeli digital x-ray developer Nanox is moving ahead with novel digital x-ray technology that the company believes could change medical imaging. In this Technology Focus interview, we spoke with company executives about the technology. Read More
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