Cardiac CT

 

Five Takeaways from New Consensus Recommendations for CT Imaging and Reporting in Patients with CAD

September 23, 2022

In an update of the original CAD-RADS™ consensus document on coronary artery disease (CAD) imaging and reporting published in 2016, expert panelists incorporated emerging evidence for CAD-RADS 2.0 to recommend new categorization for coronary plaque burden and suggested modifiers to reflect the level of ischemia and high-risk plaque in patients undergoing cardiac computed tomography.

Managing Incidentalomas in Radiology: Embracing Challenges as Opportunities

September 12, 2022

Greater imaging utilization has increased the prevalence of incidental findings or incidentalomas, but unclear clinical context and guidelines complicate management. Accordingly, these authors offer a thorough review of the literature and discuss new opportunities for improving interdisciplinary management strategies.

Is CT Imaging Overutilized in the ER?

August 30, 2022

Emerging research findings suggest the use of single-encounter thoraco-abdominopelvic computed tomography (CT) per 1,000 trauma-related emergency department (ED) visits more than quadrupled for minor injuries and more than doubled for intermediate injuries from 2011 to 2018.

Can EHR Interventions Have an Impact in Conserving Iodinated Contrast Media in Radiology?

August 03, 2022

A recent study found the use of an alert and a request for more clinical information in a multisite health system’s electronic health record (EHR) system led to a 12 percent reduction in contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) exams per day and a 15.2 percent reduction in orders for CT with contrast media per day.