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Reimbursements will be reduced if CT equipment is not compliant with new standards.
IV Contrast-Enhanced CT Safe for Most Patients
Intravenous contrast material for CT appears to be safe for most patients, including those with a predisposition to nephrotoxicity.
Elderly Get Most Benefit, Harm From Lung Cancer Screening
A new analysis of the NLST showed that both the benefits and harms of low-dose CT screening are slightly greater among patients older than 65 years.
LDCT Detects New Cancers in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors
Low-dose CT screening can help clinicians detect early cancers among survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma, particularly if they were or are smokers.
Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction Allows Lower Dose
CT images reconstructed with low dose model-based iterative reconstruction did not compromise image quality.
Many States Don’t Have Adequate LDCT Screening
States found to have a high percentage of people at risk for lung cancer do not have an adequate number of LDCT screening centers.
Varying CT Systems, Varying Risk Classification
New CT scanners’ variability affects cardiovascular risk classification.
Coronary CTA Can Detect Coronary Artery Fistulas
Coronary CT angiography is a useful tool in detecting prevalence and type of coronary artery fistulas.
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.
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