Medical Imaging

Physicians utilize medical imaging to see inside the body to diagnose and treat patients. This includes computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-ray, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, angiography,  and the nuclear imaging modalities of PET and SPECT. 

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A lack of CPT codes for rapid pediatric MRI exams is costing patients

Abbreviated MRI exams for suspected appendicitis require fewer sequences and, in turn, take less time for radiologists to interpret. But in the absence of a designated code, patients often foot the bill for reads of more costly exams.

June 18, 2024

MRI could be key to diagnosing and treating depression

Researchers involved in the work are hopeful their findings will help patients find relief sooner.

June 17, 2024

Recruiting struggles force large hospital to enact a 'drastic reduction' in interventional services

The state’s fourth largest hospital will no longer provide around the clock IR coverage—something physicians at the facility fear will affect patient care. 

June 17, 2024
US2 AI automated AI assessment for echo lab or POCUS with Patient to standardize cardiac ultrasound measurements.

Stretching may help reduce painful orthopedic issues among echo and interventional lab staff

Orthopedic issues are the biggest work-related injury in cardiology, but this low cost intervention may help.

June 17, 2024

GBCA doses can be reduced by over 50% for some MRI exams

In some cases, contrast doses can be reduced by as much as 62% without sacrificing diagnostic quality.

June 14, 2024

How MRI-safe are abandoned leads from cardiac implantable electronic devices?

Many newer devices are MRI conditional, but most legacy devices are not, leaving uncertainty around whether their abandoned leads are hazardous when in the presence of a strong magnetic field.

June 13, 2024

Imaging study reveals 'significant deformities' in lungs of some COVID patients

These changes could have long-lasting implications for lung function, authors of the new study warn.

June 13, 2024

Applying Node-RADS to breast MRI exams improves staging

The scoring system has shown great utility in predicting lymph node invasion in various cancers, but until recently, its use in patients with breast cancer had not been thoroughly explored. 

June 12, 2024

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Automated AI-generated measurements combined with annotated CT images can improve treatment planning and help referring physicians and patients better understand their disease, explained Sarah Jane Rinehart, MD, director of cardiac imaging with Charleston Area Medical Center.

Two advanced algorithms—one for CAC scores and another for segmenting cardiac chamber volumes—outperformed radiologists when assessing low-dose chest CT scans. 

"Gen AI can help tackle repetitive tasks and provide insights into massive datasets, saving valuable time," Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, said Tuesday. 

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