The Diagnostic Imaging CT modality focus page provides information, videos, podcasts, and the latest news about industry product developments, trial results, screening guidelines, and protocol guidance that touch on the use of CT across the healthcare continuum, from various cancer screenings, such as lung and colon, to cardiothoracic imaging, to appendicitis, and more.

MRI/CT Imaging for Axillary Lymph Nodes: What a New Breast Cancer Study Reveals

August 16, 2022

The combination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) had a 63.83 percent sensitivity rate for tumor-infiltrated axillary lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer in comparison to a 36.11 percent sensitivity rate for the combination of mammography and sonography.

Lung Cancer Screening Study Says Significant Disparities Persist Despite Expanded Eligibility

August 09, 2022

While recent recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to lower lung cancer screening thresholds significantly expanded eligibility for screening tests such as low-dose computed tomography (CT), differences in education, health-care insurance and proximity to health-care facilities continue to be key drivers of racial and socioeconomic disparities limiting access to appropriate preventive care.

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.