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Can AI help radiologists detect more rib fractures on CT?
July 22, 2021 -- Radiologists may be able to improve their sensitivity for detecting rib fractures on CT exams by using an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, according to research published July 21 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
Echocardiography can determine patient risk in COVID-19 cases
July 21, 2021 -- Transthoracic echocardiography is helpful in determining mortality risk for patients with COVID-19, according to research published July 21 in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation. Read More
Plaque burden predicts higher risk for heart disease patients
July 21, 2021 -- Measuring arterial plaque with cardiac CT in addition to established tests for heart disease can help predict which patients may suffer life-threatening events, according to a presentation at the virtual 2021 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography meeting. Read More
CMS changes to RO Model draw ASTRO's ire
July 21, 2021 -- A proposal by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to make changes to its proposed Radiation Oncology (RO) Model for radiation therapy services is drawing criticism from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Read More
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
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