X-ray may be missing COVID-19 cases found with CT
March 4, 2020 -- X-ray may not be the best imaging tool for detecting the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Almost three-quarters of a small cohort of South Korean patients with COVID-19 pneumonia had normal chest x-rays, missing pulmonary nodules that chest CT identified, according to a February 26 study in the Korean Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
CT, x-ray capture vaping lung injury in teens
March 3, 2020 -- What effect does vaping have on the lungs of young, healthy individuals? A study published online March 3 in Radiology details the most prevalent findings seen on the chest x-rays and CT scans of teenagers diagnosed with electronic cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury.  Discuss
Ultrasound is a good 1st imaging choice for pneumonia
February 25, 2020 -- CT may be the gold standard for diagnosing complicated pneumonia, but lung ultrasound may be a viable first choice for patients in the emergency department, according to a study published on February 14 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
Imaging shows rising scourge of black lung in coal miners
February 20, 2020 -- The return of black lung disease in coal workers isn't just limited to the U.S. In a new study, Australian researchers used x-ray and CT to document the presentation of lung diseases in coal miners -- cases that could have been detected earlier if better screening programs were in place.  Discuss
Interventional tPA shows promise for frostbite
February 11, 2020 -- Interventional radiology therapies involving the intra-arterial or intravenous infusion of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) show promise for treating severe frostbite and reducing the need for amputation, according to a review published online February 5 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AI predicts progression of osteoarthritis on x-rays
February 10, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can predict how osteoarthritis will progress over four years based on analysis of baseline knee x-rays and other risk factors, according to research published online February 6 in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.  Discuss
CT, x-ray help delineate 1st coronavirus case in U.S.
January 31, 2020 -- As the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to spread across the globe, CT and radiography have emerged as integral players in its identification and diagnosis. The imaging modalities are also serving pivotal roles in tracking disease progression for the earliest cases, including the first one confirmed in the U.S.  Discuss
Wuhan coronavirus spread may be vastly underestimated
January 31, 2020 -- Up to 75,815 people in the city of Wuhan, China, are estimated to be infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which is vastly more than official reports, according to a mathematical modeling study by Hong Kong experts that was published online January 31 in the Lancet journal.  Discuss
X-ray helps diagnose coronavirus in Vietnamese man
January 28, 2020 -- Radiography was one of several diagnostic tools that helped detect the presence of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a Vietnamese man who had traveled to Wuhan, China, the center of the outbreak. The case study was reported on January 28 in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Experts reemphasize value of imaging in EVALI diagnosis
January 28, 2020 -- A team of U.S. radiologists and pathologists outlined the current understanding of electronic cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI), the value of imaging in its diagnosis, and lingering questions about the condition in a review article published online January 28 in Radiology.  Discuss