Can Photon-Counting CT Have an Impact in Diagnosing Congenital Heart Defects in Young Children?May 29th 2023
Photon-counting computed tomography (PCCT) significantly increased the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and the contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) in comparison to dual-source CT (DSCT) at similar radiation dosing, according to a new study of over 100 children with suspected congenital heart defects.
Mammography Study Finds No Significant Link Between Breast Density and Breast Cancer PrognosisMay 26th 2023
In a study involving over 1,100 women diagnosed with breast cancer, researchers found that 48.7 percent of women alive or dead from other causes at a median follow-up of 11.7 years had moderately dense breasts. They also found that 46 percent of women who died from breast cancer at a median-follow-up of 5.3 years had moderately dense breasts.
FDA Clears Conditional MRI Use for Implantable Sleep Apnea SystemMay 26th 2023
Conditional use of full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is reportedly permitted for patients using any of the models for the remede® System, an implantable nerve stimulation therapy indicated for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe central sleep apnea.
Emerging Nomogram May Predict Outcomes After PSMA PET-Guided Salvage Radiotherapy in Patients with Prostate CancerMay 25th 2023
In a multinational, multicenter study of over 1,000 patients with recurrent prostate cancer, researchers developed and validated a nomogram that achieved a 72 percent concordance index for the prediction of biochemical recurrence after PSMA PET-guided salvage radiotherapy.
Study Says CT Scan is More Predictive than Genetic Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease RiskMay 23rd 2023
In what may be the first comparative study of the polygenic risk score and the computed tomography (CT)-derived coronary artery calcium (CAC) score for assessing coronary heart disease (CHD) risk, researchers found that the CAC score was associated with significant improvements in assessing and stratifying risk for the development of CHD in middle-aged to older adults.
Key Findings on Non-Contrast CT Signal Higher Complication Risks in Patients with Intracerebral HemorrhageMay 22nd 2023
In a subgroup analysis of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage who had intraventicular hemorrhage (IVH) growth, researchers found that hypodensities on non-contrast computed tomography (CT) were associated with more than double the risk for greater than 1 mL of expanded IVH (eIVH).
Are You Prone to Superstitions in Radiology?May 22nd 2023
Whether it’s the proverbial “bad penny” case that crashes PACS or the perception that positive computed tomography angiography (CTA) exams for pulmonary arterial clots come in sets of three, suspicions can emerge here and there in radiology.
Can Abbreviated MRI Have an Impact in Neuroimaging?May 19th 2023
In a recently published review, radiology researchers from the University of Wisconsin discussed the potential and key considerations for applying accelerated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocols in the assessment of emergent and urgent conditions.
What a Transvaginal Ultrasound Study Reveals About Fibroid Prevalence in Minority WomenMay 18th 2023
African American and Asian-Chinese women have a disproportionately higher prevalence of fibroids, according to newly published transvaginal ultrasound findings in a diverse population of nearly 1,000 women.
CT Study Examines Post-Reperfusion Infarction Growth in Vaccine-Naive Patients with COVID-19May 17th 2023
Unvaccinated people with COVID-19 who undergo angiographic reperfusion after acute ischemic stroke may have a greater than fivefold risk of continued infarct growth in comparison to unvaccinated people without COVID-19, according to computed tomography perfusion (CTP) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings from a recently published study.
Philips Introduces AI-Enhanced CT System for High-Volume Radiology Screening ProgramsMay 17th 2023
The artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled CT 3500 system reportedly reduces patient positioning time by 23 percent, improves low-contrast detectability by 60 percent and facilitates up to an 80 percent reduction in radiation dosing.