RADIOLOGY NEWS
Tongue ultrasound may identify obstructive sleep apnea
May 21, 2020 -- Tongue stiffness measured by shear-wave elastography ultrasound may be able to help identify patients with obstructive sleep apnea while they're awake, according to the findings of a pilot study published on May 10 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
Radiology's path to PPP loan forgiveness
May 21, 2020 -- The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan that will have to be repaid by a medical practice with interest unless all or a portion is forgiven. Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners discusses how your radiology practice can meet these requirements.  Discuss
It's time for radiology to embrace value-based imaging
May 21, 2020 -- COVID-19 has heightened the need for cloud-based models across all industries, but the need is particularly acute in healthcare. Cloud-based enterprise imaging can help radiology transition to value-based care, according to Change Healthcare Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer Aaron Green.  Discuss
AI boosts CT's COVID-19 diagnostic performance
May 20, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) boosts the performance of chest CT when combined with clinical history and laboratory data in diagnosing COVID-19 pneumonia, according to a study published May 19 in Nature Medicine.  Discuss
CTA still most common modality for PE diagnosis
May 20, 2020 -- CT angiography (CTA) remains the most commonly used imaging modality to diagnose pulmonary embolism (PE) across a variety of patients, according to a study published May 16 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.  Discuss
AI can detect, quantify traumatic brain injury on CT
May 20, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to help accurately detect traumatic brain injury (TBI) on head CT exams, as well as assess the type of injury, quantify lesion burden, and measure lesion progression, U.K. researchers reported in an article published online May 14 in Lancet Digital Health.  Discuss
6-month follow-up effective for BI-RADS 3 mammo findings
May 19, 2020 -- A six-month surveillance imaging appointment appears effective for women with BI-RADS 3 findings following routine screening mammography, according to the results of a large, long-term study published on May 19 in Radiology.  Discuss
CT confirms 3-cm swallowed dental needle in patient's neck
May 19, 2020 -- CT scans helped clinicians identify and remove a 3-cm needle from a patient who swallowed it, likely during a dental procedure, according to a recent case report published in the April issue of the Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.  Discuss
SPECT agent could help spot DNA damage from radiotherapy
May 19, 2020 -- Researchers from the U.K. may have developed a way to observe in vivo DNA damage a few days after treatment for neuroendocrine tumors with lutetium-177-DOTATATE, according to a proof-of-concept preclinical study published in the May issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
AI can differentiate normal, abnormal chest x-rays
May 19, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can differentiate normal and abnormal chest radiographs with an accuracy on par with experienced radiologists, enabling triage of these studies for priority review, according to research published online May 14 in npj Digital Medicine.  Discuss