The Diagnostic Imaging X-ray 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 X-ray across the healthcare continuum, from chest, orthopedic, abdominal imaging, and more.

Iodinated Contrast Media: 15 Recommendations for Addressing the Shortage

May 12, 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.

New Study Shows Impact of COVID-19 and Comorbidities in Inner-City Lung Screening Cohort

May 01, 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 Vaccines

May 01, 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.