Orthopedic Imaging

Orthopedic imaging relies on X-ray, MRI and CT to diagnose disorders and injuries affecting the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and spine. Orthopedists also use these test results to create an effective treatment plan.

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Radiologists need better access to patient data stored in the electronic medical record, imaging IT expert Rik Primo explains. 

Imaging IT expert Rik Primo discusses emerging issues he saw at RSNA and HIMSS.

Many new imaging solutions were on display at the world's largest health informatics conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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When GBCA use in musculoskeletal imaging is and is not appropriate

Although gadolinium-based contrast agents are largely considered safe and are routinely used for MRI exams, experts suggest that providers should still utilize GBCAs sparingly for musculoskeletal studies.

June 14, 2023
metal artifacts on CT

AI algorithm reduces metal artifacts on CT imaging of metallic implants

This is the first study to use paired, real-world clinical CT images to evaluate deep learning-based artifact reduction techniques.

April 28, 2023
spinal cord injury on CT of patient with degenerative spinal changes

CTs of adults with degenerative changes should be met with high suspicion for spinal cord injury following trauma

This is increasingly recognized as a potentially underreported phenomenon, accounting for roughly half of all such injuries in certain populations.

April 24, 2023
pulsed radiofrequency for sciatica

Pulsed radiofrequency procedure could help patients avoid surgery for sciatica

In PRF procedures, a probe is used to intermittently apply energy directly to the dorsal root ganglia, which is often where pain and neurologic symptoms associated with sciatica originate.  

April 7, 2023
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Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration: How the latest MRI data describe the condition

 Although rare, SIRVA made its way into headlines following the widespread rollout of COVID vaccines. This prompted a renewed push among the medical community to better define the side effect.

April 4, 2023
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Traditional methods continue to outperform AI in some orthopedic scenarios

A new meta-analysis suggests that when it comes to hip fractures, AI algorithms do not always live up to their hype. 

March 17, 2023

Is ultra low-dose CT a feasible option for identifying fractures?

Such scans offer significant reductions in radiation exposure, but there is concern that lower dosage might sacrifice image quality, causing readers to miss important findings. 

March 15, 2023
0.55T MRI lumbar compared to 1.5T sequence #lumbarMRI #1.5T

Low-field MRI systems improve accessibility, but what kind of diagnostic quality do they offer?

Experts recently compared the use of a 0.55T low-field MRI system to a 1.5T system to determine whether the results rendered were within an acceptable diagnostic range.

February 24, 2023
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