Radiologists perform most lumbar puncture procedures
March 9, 2021 -- The percentage of lumbar puncture procedures performed in the U.S. by radiologists has grown significantly over the last 14 years, according to research from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute published in the March issue of the American Journal of Neurology. Read More
CT adds fuels to debate over pharaoh's death in ancient Egypt
March 1, 2021 -- CT has offered fresh clues about the killing of a significant pharaoh who ruled Egypt around 3,600 years ago. Experts now believe Seqenenre Taa II -- known as "the Brave" -- was killed in an execution ceremony after being taken prisoner on the battlefield. Read More
AI, 4D info aids breast lesion characterization on DCE-MRI
February 26, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that utilize 4D information from dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) can be highly accurate for classifying breast lesions, according to research published February 24 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
AI finds precancerous colon polyps on CT colonography
February 23, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm yielded a high level of accuracy for distinguishing between benign and precancerous polyps on CT colonography exams, according to research published online February 23 in Radiology. Read More
3D models enable custom treatment of complex acetabular fractures
February 18, 2021 -- Virtual 3D models created from CT data can be utilized for surgical planning and providing patient-specific treatments for complex acetabular fractures, according to research published online February 18 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
AI aids in risk assessment on x-rays after total hip arthroplasty
February 18, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can assess dislocation risk and measure acetabular component angles on radiographs after total hip arthroplasty, according to a pair of studies published online February 16 in the Journal of Arthroplasty. Read More
CCTA radiomics yields insights into nature of coronary artery disease
February 16, 2021 -- Radiomics analysis of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) exams found that cardiovascular risk factors such as cocaine use and HIV affect development of atherosclerosis in different ways, according to a February 16 study in Radiology. Read More
3D-printed surgical guides enhance breast conservation therapy
February 12, 2021 -- 3D-printed surgical guides can be useful in breast conservation surgery performed on breast cancer patients after neoadjuvant systemic therapy, according to research published online February 9 in Scientific Reports. Read More
3D printing may help to uncover secrets of AAOCA
January 27, 2021 -- 3D printing may be able to help in stratifying risk and making surgical decisions for patients with anomalous aortic origin of the coronary arteries (AAOCA), one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac death in children, according to research published online January 21 in Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. Read More
Markets for interventional and surgical x-ray plummeted in 2020
January 27, 2021 -- The world market for interventional and surgical x-ray equipment both dropped by double-digit amounts in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Signify Research. Bhvita Jani explains the trends in the market. Read More