What causes PTE in COVID-19 patients?
July 10, 2020 -- CT pulmonary angiography findings suggest that the development of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) in patients with COVID-19 is a manifestation of pulmonary artery thrombosis due to lung inflammation rather than venous thromboembolism, according to a study published July 9 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Are community rads supported for oncology imaging?
July 10, 2020 -- Although the rate of advanced oncological imaging in specialized, academic cancer centers has increased over the past 15 years, most of these exams continue to be read by radiologists in other practice settings who may not have specific expertise, according to a study published July 5 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Acute abdominal symptoms may indicate COVID-19
July 8, 2020 -- Researchers from New York City have found that patients who present with acute abdominal symptoms may have COVID-19 and, if so, are likely to require hospitalization, according to a study published July 4 in European Radiology.  Discuss
Can radiomics improve CT lung cancer screening?
July 7, 2020 -- Two radiomics features on low-dose CT (LDCT) exams in lung cancer screening can be used to identify early-stage lung cancer patients who may be at higher risk for poor survival outcomes, potentially enabling earlier interventions, according to research published online June 29 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Almost 40% of CTPA exams find PE in COVID-19 patients
July 6, 2020 -- Researchers have discovered that 37% of CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) exams performed on patients with confirmed COVID-19 disease identify pulmonary embolism (PE). Their results were published July 2 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
AI could help radiologists better detect kidney cancer
July 6, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) used with CT data could help abdominal radiologists better identify and classify kidney cancer, according to a presentation delivered at the recent virtual annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.  Discuss
AI algorithm can help in incidental detection of PE
June 30, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can highlight incidental cases of pulmonary embolism (PE) on contrast-enhanced chest CT exams that were performed for reasons other than to detect PE, according to a presentation at the recent online annual conference of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.  Discuss
Imaging shows new, post-SARS-CoV-2 illness in children
June 26, 2020 -- Imaging findings are illuminating the nature of a newly identified, post-SARS-CoV-2 condition that affects the airways in children called multisystem inflammatory syndrome, according to a study published June 25 in Radiology.  Discuss
CT reduces unnecessary appendectomies
June 26, 2020 -- CT can be a valuable tool for diagnosing appendicitis, helping clinicians better manage the condition and enabling patients to avoid unnecessary appendectomies, according to a letter published June 20 in the International Journal of Surgery.  Discuss
What's whole-body CT's place in trauma imaging?
June 24, 2020 -- In certain circumstances, whole-body CT can be an effective way to image trauma patients presenting in the emergency room, even though it imparts more radiation than other imaging modalities, according to a literature review published on June 2 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Special Feature
Radiologists list top 5 CT features for novel coronavirus
Radiologists list top 5 CT features for novel coronavirus

What should radiologists look for in cases suspicious for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)? Researchers from the U.S. and China discussed the quintessential CT features of the virus that can aid in its early detection and diagnosis in a special report in Radiology. Learn more