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
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
AI model identifies SARS-CoV-2 from blood tests, chest x-rays
July 16, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model that analyzed data from blood tests and chest x-rays can identify patients with COVID-19 infections and could serve in some settings as a substitute for reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests, according to a study published July 9 in Scientific Reports. Read More
COVID-19 pandemic caused stress among radiology staff
July 15, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has caused anxiety and workplace-related stress among radiologic technologists (RTs), according to a study conducted by U.K. researchers and published July 12 in Radiography. Read More
DEXA shows lower bone density in diabetic children
July 13, 2021 -- Boys showed lower bone density than girls on dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans in a group of Thai teenagers with diabetes in a study published July 10 in Bone. The finding suggests that gender may be a risk factor for osteoporosis in youth affected by the disease. Read More
More green space may not lead to better bone health
June 29, 2021 -- For older adults living near Hong Kong's green space, the grass may not be greener -- at least in terms of bone health. A recent study found that participants who lived closer to the city's green space actually had lower levels of bone health. Read More
Public interest in mammograms decreased during COVID pandemic
June 28, 2021 -- While many medical societies recommend annual mammography screenings for women ages 40 and older, public interest in mammograms and breast cancer varies by geography and has been affected by COVID-19, according to two recent studies. Read More
Imaging aids removal of aspirated dental crown
June 23, 2021 -- A chest x-ray helped identify a 9.5-mm dental crown discovered in the lung of an 81-year-old man admitted to the hospital for meningitis. The international team of authors behind the case published their report in the August issue of Radiology Case Reports. Read More
Chest x-ray misses more than half of blunt trauma injuries CT finds
June 23, 2021 -- Chest x-ray is essential for identifying blunt thoracic injuries in emergency departments, but it misses more than half of minor injuries identified on CT, according to a study published June 19 in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Read More
What factors affect radiologists' mammography interpretations?
June 22, 2021 -- It's no secret that radiologists' interpretive accuracy on screening mammography can vary widely. But the particular factors that influence performance may come as a surprise, according to a study published June 22 in Radiology. Read More