Brain MRI

When applied to brain imaging, the algorithm assists in the detection of subtle abnormalities in instances of drug-resistant focal cortical dysplasia (FCD), which is known to cause epilepsy and is historically difficult to detect. 

Although there are no current government regulations pertaining to the amount of CT scans individuals can have in a year, new survey data suggest many practicing clinicians support the notion. 

hospital emergency room

Having cervical spine radiographs completed at an urgent care rather than a cervical CT scan in the emergency department, one hospital system saved an estimated $437,928 in healthcare costs in one year.

In the study, patients who had recovered from an COVID infection were injected with a small amount of the 89Zr-labeled radiotracer before undergoing a uExplorer PET/CT scan.

The beginner course includes information on AI terminology, information technology principles, medical and legal considerations that accompany AI implementation and HIPAA compliance pertaining to the technology’s use in clinical settings. 

Initiatives aiming to blunt the effects of burnout are plentiful. However, few efforts have been made to understand whether these initiatives have conjured any positive changes on employee well-being. 

coronary CTA

Detecting in-stent restenosis via coronary CTA with hybrid iterative reconstruction has historically been an exercise in avoiding false positives.

A study published this week in Radiology found that 12 months after hospitalization for COVID pneumonia, 93% of patients’ lung abnormalities had cleared up on follow-up chest CT scans.#covidpneumonia #groundglassopacities

Authors of the new paper noted that radiologists should be highly suspicious of pulmonary embolism and DVT when they encounter these findings on chest CT exams of COVID patients.

coronary CTA

Detecting in-stent restenosis via coronary CTA with hybrid iterative reconstruction has historically been an exercise in avoiding false positives.

A study published this week in Radiology found that 12 months after hospitalization for COVID pneumonia, 93% of patients’ lung abnormalities had cleared up on follow-up chest CT scans.#covidpneumonia #groundglassopacities

Authors of the new paper noted that radiologists should be highly suspicious of pulmonary embolism and DVT when they encounter these findings on chest CT exams of COVID patients.

Meaningful Use and radiology

After day shifts began bleeding into night shifts at frustratingly frequent rates, one radiology practice in Kentucky devised a plan to get its lengthy worklists back on track—enter the “bunker shift.”

father of #MRI, Raymond Damadian

The science community lost a man who pioneered one of medical imaging’s most important developments when Raymond Vahan Damadian passed away August 3. 

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There is not agreement among the top structural heart experts if CT is required for left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO), but a Henry Ford Hospital study shows it can improve outcomes.

Ron Blankstein, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, explains recent advances in coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) technology. 

With the elevation of cardiac CT to a 1A indication in the 2021 Chest Pain Guidelines, there has been a large amount of interest in starting coronary artery CT angiography (CCTA) programs.