AR, 3D printing set to improve cranial surgery outcomes
March 27, 2020 -- Researchers from Brazil have developed a way to visualize and interact with patient-specific anatomy using augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing. They describe how the technique could improve preoperative planning for cranial surgery and patient outcomes in an article in the March issue of Neurosurgical Focus.  Discuss
Small acts of self-care can manage COVID-19 stress
March 27, 2020 -- Small acts of self-care can protect radiologists from burnout, even in the face of the additional stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an opinion published online March 24 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
RSNA proposes standardized CT reporting for COVID-19
March 27, 2020 -- CT is currently not recommended as a first-line diagnostic or screening tool for COVID-19, but its use to understand and manage the disease continues to grow. In response, the RSNA proposed standardized CT reporting language for COVID-19 in a special report posted on March 25 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
SABR slows prostate cancer progression
March 27, 2020 -- A form of highly focused, intense radiation therapy called stereotactic ablative radiation (SABR) appears to slow the progression of metastatic prostate cancer in men with hormone-sensitive disease, according to a study published online March 26 in JAMA Oncology.  Discuss
Imaging confirms coronavirus transmits from mother to fetus
March 26, 2020 -- The combination of CT, x-ray, and DNA testing confirmed that the novel coronavirus was transmitted from pregnant women to nearly 10% of newborns in a new study, published online March 26 in JAMA Pediatrics. The findings underscore the need for strict infection control measures for this vulnerable population.  Discuss
Lung ultrasound identifies patients with COVID-19
March 26, 2020 -- Researchers from Italy have created protocols for performing lung ultrasonography on patients with COVID-19. Their list of four brief acquisition protocols was published in a clinical letter on March 20 in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
4 ways radiology can control spread of COVID-19
March 26, 2020 -- Radiologists from a hospital in China have outlined four measures radiology departments can take to control the spread of COVID-19. Their processes were published online March 24 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
CT shows parallels between vaping lung injury, COVID-19
March 26, 2020 -- COVID-19 and vaping-related lung injury share many features on CT, but the imaging modality's role in diagnosing the diseases has taken diverging paths, according to a March webinar hosted by the American Roentgen Ray Society.  Discuss
X-ray plus ultrasound manages pneumonia in kids
March 26, 2020 -- A combination of chest x-ray and lung ultrasound offers a workable way to manage complicated pneumonia in children -- although MRI is a more effective modality when it comes to identifying particular features, according to a study published online March 19 in PLOS One.  Discuss
Could imaging AI research be endangering patients?
March 25, 2020 -- Many research studies claim that artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are better or equal to human experts for interpreting medical images. But many of these studies are of poor quality and exaggerate claims -- fueling hype around AI and potentially endangering patients, according to research published March 25 in the BMJ.  Discuss