RADIOLOGY NEWS
CT radiomics can predict COVID-19 pneumonia outcomes
July 28, 2020 -- Radiomics features on noncontrast-enhanced chest CT exams can help to identify which patients with COVID-19 pneumonia will need to be admitted to the intensive care unit. They can also predict patient outcomes, according to research published online July 23 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
AI, radiomics can predict stroke treatment success
July 28, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) and radiomics can help to predict if a particular treatment strategy for acute ischemic stroke will be successful and how difficult the procedure will be, potentially paving the way for personalized endovascular patient management, according to research published online July 20 in Stroke.  Discuss
COVID-19 patients at risk for heart complications
July 27, 2020 -- Cardiac MRI shows that patients who have recovered from COVID-19 may be at risk for heart complications, according to a study conducted by German researchers and published July 27 in JAMA Cardiology.  Discuss
Case study: Breast CT uncovers COVID-19 pneumonia
July 27, 2020 -- An incarcerated woman who underwent CT staging for breast cancer was found to have COVID-19 pneumonia, according to a case study to be published in the September issue of Radiology Case Reports.  Discuss
Radiomics can predict treatment outcome for NSCLC
July 27, 2020 -- Radiomics features on pretreatment FDG-PET exams can foretell outcomes in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to research presented at the 2020 virtual annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Discuss
What did radiologists miss while focused on COVID-19?
July 27, 2020 -- Since the end of March, we have been focused on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but our attention is returning to the other ongoing issues of a radiology practice. Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers an update on other regulatory issues.  Discuss
Medicare imaging reimbursements on decline
July 24, 2020 -- Medicare reimbursements for medical imaging have declined since 2007, and whether payment rates are adequate to match increasing demand for imaging is a pressing question, according to a study published July 22 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
AI spots cervical cancer lymph node metastasis on MRI
July 24, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to preoperatively identify lymph node metastasis on MRI in patients with cervical cancer, potentially enabling some patients to avoid unnecessary surgery, according to research published online July 24 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
AI can assess COVID-19 severity on chest x-rays
July 24, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can quantitatively assess the severity of COVID-19 on frontal chest x-rays, offering potential as a clinical triage and workflow optimization tool, according to research published online July 22 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
New guidelines standardize Doppler waveform reporting
July 24, 2020 -- A new set of guidelines aims to standardize the terminology used to report arterial and venous spectral Doppler ultrasound waveforms. The document was jointly published on July 15 in Vascular Medicine and the Journal for Vascular Ultrasound.  Discuss