ISCT: Radiologists glean insight from patient reviews
September 21, 2019 -- SAN DIEGO - Whether for a conventional CT scan or a more intricate imaging exam, radiology reports can often be challenging for patients to understand. Dr. Arun Krishnaraj shared lessons learned from soliciting feedback for medical imaging reports in a talk at the 2019 International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT) symposium.  Discuss
ISCT: 10 pillars of an effective CT lung screening program
September 20, 2019 -- SAN DIEGO - As CT lung cancer screening continues to expand across the U.S., what measures can healthcare providers take to ensure that screening programs remain efficient, cost-effective, and patient-centered? Dr. Florian Fintelmann offered 10 tips in a talk at the 2019 International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT) meeting.  Discuss
Volumetry software affects CT lung screening recall rates
September 20, 2019 -- Using different types of volumetry software to measure nodules on CT lung cancer screening exams can drastically alter the recall rate for follow-up exams, underscoring the need to validate the software to ensure effective screening, according to an article recently published online in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Canada's Conservatives pledge $1.5B in imaging funds
September 20, 2019 -- OTTAWA, ONTARIO - Long wait times in Canada for medical imaging procedures could be cut dramatically -- at least, if the Conservative Party follows through on an election pledge made today to invest $1.5 billion Canadian in new MRI and CT scanners.  Discuss
Can AI screen for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?
September 20, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to automatically quantify liver fat on abdominal CT images in a new study, according to research published online September 17 in Radiology. The findings may potentially enable patients who are undergoing CT scans for other indications to also be screened for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).  Discuss
ISCT: 5 clinical benefits of photon-counting CT
September 19, 2019 -- SAN DIEGO - Photon-counting CT scanners might not yet be available for everyday clinical use, but early studies have shown that the technology can offer clear benefits over conventional CT, many of which Dr. Cynthia McCollough, PhD, detailed in the opening session of the 2019 International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT) symposium.  Discuss
Clinical study validates ultrahigh-resolution chest CT
September 17, 2019 -- An ultrahigh-resolution CT scanner substantially improved the quality of imaging data acquired from patients with various chest diseases, compared with a standard CT scanner, in a new study, recently published online in the Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. The advanced CT technology may enhance diagnostic imaging and disease characterization.  Discuss
Risk model improves accuracy of CT lung cancer screening
September 16, 2019 -- Using a risk-prediction model to determine eligibility for CT lung screening is more effective for detecting cancers than current guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, according to new results from the International Lung Screen Trial presented at the recent World Conference on Lung Cancer in Barcelona, Spain.  Discuss
Stroke care looks skyward with new mobile CT program
September 11, 2019 -- The notion that stroke care could one day take to the skies seems more likely now than ever. Researchers from Australia have launched a new research program tasked with developing portable brain CT scanners that can be installed onboard aircraft to give rural areas access to faster stroke intervention.  Discuss
AI analysis of FFR-CT shows value -- in men
September 11, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that estimated fractional flow reserve (FFR-CT) on coronary CT angiography outperformed visual stenosis scoring by clinicians for detecting lesion-specific ischemia in men -- but not women, according to research published online September 7 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss