COVID-19 patients more likely to have thromboembolism
September 24, 2020 -- Patients with COVID-19 are more likely to have thromboembolism than those without the disease, according to a report published September 24 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
COVID-19 has major impact on radiology operations
September 22, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on the operations of radiology facilities, with 83% of respondents reporting that the outbreak had a "significant impact" on them, according to the results of a new global survey.  Discuss
AI plus CT improves liver steatosis assessment
September 22, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) used with contrast-enhanced abdominal CT makes the modality more suited to assess liver steatosis, according to a study published online September 16 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
PET/MRI boosts cancer detection
September 17, 2020 -- PET/MRI helps clinicians stage cancer treatment as well as PET/CT -- and finds more than 25% additional cancers, according to a study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. It also reduces overall radiation exposure.  Discuss
French survey logs COVID-19's impact on radiologists
September 17, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic is exacting a heavy psychological toll on radiologists, with insomnia being one of the most commonly reported problems, according to a French survey of over 1,500 imaging physicians.  Discuss
CT radiomics predicts esophageal cancer outcomes
September 11, 2020 -- Machine-learning models that assess both peritumoral and intratumoral radiomics features on pretreatment CT images can yield a promising level of performance for predicting treatment outcomes in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, according to research published online September 10 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Are clinicians ordering CT lung screening too often?
September 10, 2020 -- Referring providers are ordering CT lung cancer screening exams for individuals who don't meet established clinical guidelines for the tests, according to a study published September 6 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
CT shows COVID-19 causes lingering lung damage
September 9, 2020 -- Six-week follow-up CT exams of patients with COVID-19 show lingering damage to lung tissue in 88% of patients who were hospitalized, according to a presentation delivered September 7 at the virtual European Respiratory Society International Congress.  Discuss
ACC recommends CCTA as first evaluation for CAD
September 9, 2020 -- Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) can be used as a first-line evaluation for coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a report by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) published September 7 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  Discuss
CT scan helps solve another Cuban mystery case
September 8, 2020 -- CT helped solve the case of a tourist who developed neurological impairment after a trip to Cuba, according to a September 8 report published in JAMA Neurology. The tourist's symptoms were remarkably similar to those of U.S. and Canadian diplomats who were suspected of being victims of a "sonic weapon" in 2016.  Discuss