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As obesity rates continue to rise, the radiology community struggles with how to confront the challenges of imaging bariatric patients.
FDA Approves SOMATOM Force CT System by Siemens
The latest dual source CT includes features that provide low dose imaging for patients with renal insufficiency, difficulty holding their breath and more.
Low Dose High-Pitch CT Angiography For Heart, Head, Neck Arteries
An ECG-triggered high-pitch CT angiography allowed simultaneous imaging of the heart, head and neck arteries.
CT Measures Soft Coronary Plaque in Patients with Diabetes
Coronary CT angiography helps clinicians assess soft coronary plaque in patients with diabetes, identifying those who are at risk of cardiac disease or event.
Low Dose CT for Lung Cancer May Assess Risk for Cardiovascular Event
Patients undergoing low dose CT chest screening for lung cancer may also be assessed by automated coronary artery calcification scoring.
Strategies for Lowering Screening Radiation Doses
Further strategies are required to reduce CT radiation doses used in diagnostic screening.
Coronary Artery Calcification Can Predict Acute Coronary Syndrome
Pulmonary CT angiograms that detect coronary artery calcification can help predict acute coronary syndrome in some patients
Esophageal Carcinoma Diagnosis Possible with Diffusion-Tensor MRI
Diffusion-tensor MRI and tractography may offer radiologists a noninvasive option for diagnosing esophageal carcinoma.
Podcast: A Conversation about Lowering Radiation Dose
Diagnostic Imaging spoke with Dr. Johnsey Leef III, a radiologist with Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV, about how the industry is responding to the call for lower dose imaging and what his department is doing to address the issue.