Can AI help radiologists detect more rib fractures on CT?
July 22, 2021 -- Radiologists may be able to improve their sensitivity for detecting rib fractures on CT exams by using an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, according to research published July 21 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
Plaque burden predicts higher risk for heart disease patients
July 21, 2021 -- Measuring arterial plaque with cardiac CT in addition to established tests for heart disease can help predict which patients may suffer life-threatening events, according to a presentation at the virtual 2021 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography meeting. Read More
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected CT CAC testing?
July 20, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic caused a significant dip in heart disease screening with CT coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring, particularly between March and May of last year, according to a poster presentation at the virtual 2021 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography meeting. Read More
AI automatically quantifies plaque on CCTA
July 20, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately quantify plaque on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) exams, according to research presented July 16 at the annual meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Read More
AI assesses atherosclerosis, morphology in NSTEMI patients
July 20, 2021 -- Atherosclerosis and vessel morphology can be evaluated in non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients by an artificial intelligence (AI) model, according to an e-poster at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography annual meeting. Read More
What features on head CT of TBI best predict long-term outcomes?
July 19, 2021 -- Certain abnormalities on head CT after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) may be predictive of long-term outcomes in patients, according to a study published July 19 in JAMA Neurology. Read More
CT shines when it comes to COVID-19 risk stratification
July 19, 2021 -- CT has a key role to play in the diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia, according to a July 16 session at the virtual 2021 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography meeting. Read More
CT CAC helps determine which patients benefit from statin therapy
July 14, 2021 -- CT coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring appears to be a useful way to help clinicians ascertain whether a patient at intermediate risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease would benefit from statin therapy, according to a study published July 14 in JAMA Cardiology. Read More
Imaging admins report barriers to CT lung screening
July 14, 2021 -- Despite enthusiasm for CT lung cancer screening, many imaging administrators in a new survey reported feeling hindered by barriers to support and resources that keep them from running more effective programs. The findings were published July 9 in Chest. Read More
Can body composition metrics foretell COVID-19 patient outcomes?
July 13, 2021 -- The body composition of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 as assessed on routine abdominal CT exams could help predict adverse outcomes, according to research published online July 9 in the International Journal of Obesity. Read More