In some patients, COVID-19 reduces gray-matter volume
May 12, 2021 -- CT shows that COVID-19 patients who require oxygen treatment and those who have fever have reduced gray-matter volume in the frontal-temporal lobe of the brain months after hospital discharge, according to a study published May 11 in Neurobiology of Stress. Read More
Machine learning plus CT boosts prediction of major coronary events
May 7, 2021 -- Combining machine learning with coronary CT angiography to assess cardiovascular health may improve clinicians' ability to predict a patient's risk of future adverse events like unstable angina, according to a presentation delivered at the recent American Roentgen Ray Society meeting. Read More
MIDRC offers support for COVID-19 AI
May 5, 2021 -- A project called the Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC) is offering key support for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19, according to a presentation delivered May 5 at the AuntMinnie.com Spring 2021 Virtual Conference. Read More
AI model predicts progression, mortality in COVID-19 patients
May 3, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to provide highly accurate predictions of a COVID-19 patient's disease progression and mortality based on analysis of chest CT exams in research published online April 29 in Scientific Reports. Read More
New radiology resources aid trauma imaging in Canada
May 1, 2021 -- New radiology resources are becoming available to help Canadian hospitals reduce the rate of mortality due to major trauma, according to a keynote presentation on the opening day of the Canadian Association of Radiologists virtual meeting. Read More
Centralized lung cancer screening programs boost adherence
April 30, 2021 -- Referral to a centralized CT lung cancer screening program appears to boost adherence to repeat rounds of screening, even if the initial CT scan is negative, according to a study published April 30 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Which screening test is most effective for older women?
April 29, 2021 -- If you could only pick one screening exam to recommend for women in a year -- just one -- which one would it be? Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic pondered this question and posted their findings in a modeling study published April 29 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
Can 3D-printed shields protect patients during radiation therapy?
April 29, 2021 -- 3D-printed radioprotective shields produced from CT images can be used to protect healthy structures in the gastrointestinal tract during radiation therapy procedures, according to research published online April 27 in Advanced Science. Read More
CT shows exercise reduces risk of serious airway disease
April 27, 2021 -- CT shows that cardiopulmonary fitness reduces the long-term risk of bronchiectasis, a serious airway disease that can lead to the buildup of bacteria and mucus in the lungs and impair breathing, according to a study published April 27 in Radiology. Read More
AI-based image reconstruction pays dividends in low-dose chest CT
April 27, 2021 -- Deep learning-based image reconstruction software yields more accurate measurements of pulmonary nodules on low-dose chest CT exams than conventional reconstruction, according to a talk at the annual American Roentgen Ray Society meeting. Read More