Neurology CT

 

Emergency Department Radiology: Study Shows Higher Imaging Orders by NPPs

November 11, 2022

A new study of nearly 17 million emergency department (ED) visits by Medicare beneficiaries between 2005 and 2020 revealed the presence of non-physician practitioners (NPPs) was associated with a 5.3 percent increase in imaging.

Recognizing the Role of Enterprise Imaging in Handling and Protecting Sensitive Patient Information

October 19, 2022

While facilitating interdisciplinary colloaboration is a central objective with enterprise imaging platforms, this author says implementation of these platforms must ensure optimal patient privacy in sensitive cases involving abuse, assault and domestic violence.

GE Healthcare Launches Omni Legend PET/CT System at EANM Congress

October 17, 2022

The inclusion of digital bismuth germanate (BGO) detector material with the Omni Legend system reportedly more than doubles the sensitivity of older PET/CT devices, improves scan times, and enhances the detection of small lesions.

GE Healthcare Announces Moves to Bolster Supply of Iodinated Contrast Media for CT and X-Ray Imaging

October 14, 2022

A multi-year agreement with a large Chile-based supplier of raw iodine is part of GE Healthcare’s commitment to increase the production of iodinated contrast media, commonly used in computed tomography imaging, by 30 million annually in 2025.

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.