Mednax to sell off radiology business
June 5, 2020 -- Beset by massive declines in procedure volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare provider Mednax announced June 5 that it is restructuring the company in a plan that includes selling off its radiology business. The company plans to return its focus to pediatrics and obstetrics services.  Discuss
Deep learning refines cardiac CT results
June 5, 2020 -- A deep-learning algorithm refines cardiac CT results by automatically eliminating exams negative for coronary artery calcium -- streamlining radiology workflow, according to a study published June 3 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
3D-printed swabs make the grade for COVID-19 testing
June 5, 2020 -- Nasopharyngeal swabs produced by 3D printing can provide comparable results to traditional swabs for SARS-CoV-2 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction testing, according to research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center recently published online in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.  Discuss
Global study shows ultrasound's strength for COVID-19
June 5, 2020 -- More than a dozen case reports and studies from around the world showed consistent lung ultrasound scan findings in patients with COVID-19, according to a review published on May 25 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
How helpful is CTA for assessing coronary disease risk?
June 4, 2020 -- Adding coronary CT angiography (CTA) to exercise electrocardiography (ECG) testing could be an effective way to predict a patient's five-year risk of coronary disease compared to ECG alone, according to a study published June 3 in JAMA Cardiology.  Discuss
Breast imagers can help identify women for genetic testing
June 4, 2020 -- It is crucial for breast imaging professionals to recognize patients with an increased risk for hereditary breast cancer who could benefit from genetic testing, according to an article published on May 29 in Radiographics.  Discuss
6 factors will influence radiology's COVID-19 recovery
June 4, 2020 -- Six factors will influence the recovery in medical imaging procedure volume from the lows caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an article published June 1 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Iranian team presents COVID-19 pediatric stroke case
June 3, 2020 -- A team of researchers from Iran on June 2 published a case study in Radiology that describes incidence of stroke in a child with COVID-19. The case addresses the knowledge gap regarding how SARS-CoV-2 enters the central nervous system and affects the brain.  Discuss
Ultrasound autopsies help doctors understand COVID-19
June 3, 2020 -- A hospital in São Paulo used a portable ultrasound machine to perform autopsies on 10 patients with fatal cases of COVID-19. The authors described the modality's benefits for studying the effects of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in a paper published on May 22 in Histopathology.  Discuss
What's the best way to image COVID-19?
June 3, 2020 -- Researchers from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City have released an overview of imaging modalities used to diagnose and manage COVID-19 pneumonia, trends to watch in artificial intelligence, and a description of nonchest complications from the disease. The review was published June 1 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss