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.
June 7th 2023
The use of contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) was associated with more than double the risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) in patients with diabetes and an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) less than 30 mL/min/1.73 m2 in comparison to the use of non-contrast CT in this population.
Detecting Intracranial Hemorrhages: Can an Emerging AI Advance Have an Impact?June 9th 2022
A 3D whole brain convolutional neural network could provide enhanced sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing intracranial hemorrhages on computed tomography, according to new research presented at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference in Kissimmee, Fla.
CT Radiomics Nomogram Shows Promise in Predicting Early Recurrence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma After Liver TransplantJune 9th 2022
A new study showed that the computed tomography radiomics nomogram model had 21.7 percent higher accuracy, 16.7 percent higher sensitivity and 23.5 higher specificity in comparison to a clinical model in a validation cohort.
ACR Challenges FDA Guidance on Thyroid Monitoring for Young Children Exposed to Iodinated Contrast MediaJune 7th 2022
In a newly published statement, the American College of Radiology cited questionable literature support for the recent FDA guidance and noted potential consequences ranging from diagnosis delays due to parental anxiety about contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) and increased health care costs.
Study Suggests the COVID-19 Pandemic Led to Millions of Decreased Cancer ScreeningsJune 6th 2022
A new survey study from the American Cancer Society shows a 4.47 million decrease in cervical cancer screenings and a 2.13 million decrease in breast cancer screenings in the United States between 2018 and 2020.
GE Healthcare to Resume 'Close to 100 Percent' Production of Iodinated Contrast Media Products This WeekJune 2nd 2022
The resumed production of GE Healthcare’s Omnipaque products is a welcome development for radiologists scrambling to come up with alternative dosing and imaging options in the past month during the temporary shortage of iodinated contrast media.
Chest CT Study Shows Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccines in Reducing Incidence and Severity of Related PneumoniaJune 2nd 2022
Patients who had breakthrough COVID-19 infections and full vaccination with the BNT162b2 vaccine (Pfizer/BioNTech) were 36 percent less likely to develop related pneumonia than unvaccinated patients with COVID-19 infections.
Can Pre-COVID Medicare Claims Data Improve Mitigation Targets for the Iodinated Contrast Media Shortage?June 1st 2022
In an ongoing quest to reduce the impact of the temporary iodinated contrast media (ICM) shortage, a group of researchers recently examined Medicare claims data to identify high-frequency usage patterns of contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) services.
Can Diffusion-Weighted MRI Have an Impact in Detecting Recurrent Pancreatic Cancer?May 29th 2022
For post-op monitoring of patients who had pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) resection, a new study showed that diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) had enhanced sensitivity for detecting recurrent tumors in comparison to conventional MRI.
PE Triage Platform from RapidAI Receives FDA 510(k) ClearanceMay 25th 2022
The new artificial intelligence-powered software reportedly helps detect central pulmonary embolism (PE) on computed tomography pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) images and streamlines communication among interventional teams to bolster treatment outcomes.
AI May Bolster Assessment of Pulmonary Nodules on Chest CTMay 24th 2022
A new study revealed that an emerging artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled software tool led to improved sensitivity, specificity and inter-observer agreement for the diagnosis of indeterminate pulmonary nodules on chest computed tomography (CT) scans.
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Iodinated Contrast Media: 15 Recommendations for Addressing the ShortageMay 12th 2022
Given the challenges with the shortage of the iodinated contrast agent Omnipaque, national and state organizations have issued suggested risk mitigation and conservation strategies to reprioritize imaging needs during this temporary shortage.
Diagnosing Cardiac Ischemia in Women: Key Imaging ConsiderationsMay 10th 2022
Sharing insights from their recent presentation at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) conference in a new video interview, researchers discussed how sex-based differences have an impact in the imaging and diagnosis of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in women.
New Study Shows Impact of COVID-19 and Comorbidities in Inner-City Lung Screening CohortMay 1st 2022
In a lung screening cohort of over 2,500 people, researchers found that significantly higher rates of chronic kidney disease and chronic heart failure were associated with increased hospitalization and mortality rates in patients with COVID-19.
ER Imaging Study Looks at Possible Complications of COVID-19 VaccinesMay 1st 2022
Lung opacities/consolidation and cervical/axillary adenopathy are reportedly common findings in emergency room imaging of patients suspected of having complications related to COVID-19 vaccines, according to new research presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) conference.