Rewriting history: CT diagnoses ancient cold case
April 27, 2016 -- Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass and Cairo University radiologist Dr. Sahar Saleem have written a new book called Scanning the Pharaohs: CT Imaging of the New Kingdom Royal Mummies. We look at the key findings and the new revelations about an ancient culture.
CAD boosts flat-polyp detection for most CTC readers
April 25, 2016 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) enhances the ability to pinpoint hard-to-find flat colorectal lesions in CT colonography (CTC) -- for all but the very best readers, that is, Italian researchers have found.
CCTA falls short in detecting culprit plaque
April 21, 2016 -- In a population of myocardial infarction patients spanning 10 years of clinical practice, coronary CT angiography (CCTA) showed only limited ability to detect culprit lesions in the coronary arteries that went on to cause heart attacks -- though its positive predictive value was perfect, researchers concluded.
Why it pays to know about renal tumors
April 19, 2016 -- Radiologists must be familiar with the CT appearances of multifocal, renal solid tumors and tumor-like lesions so that clinicians and surgeons can determine the best approach for these patients, top award-winning Spanish researchers have asserted.
Rio's Olympic squad to learn from Baku, London Games
April 13, 2016 -- As the countdown continues to the opening of the Rio Olympics on 5 August, the organizers of the imaging service can learn from new data released about the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the 2012 Olympics in London.
Imaging holds key in war on drug mules
April 13, 2016 -- Novel means of concealment used by traffickers, plus the growing frequency of transporting liquids, pose major challenges for radiologists involved in the detection of illicit drugs, according to researchers from Turkey.
CCTA halves adverse events in SCOT-HEART trial
April 12, 2016 -- A trial comparing the use of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) to standard care alone in more than 4,000 chest pain patients revealed sharply reduced event rates and fewer negative angiographies when CCTA was used to guide patient management, according to results published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Can double reading ever be viable in daily practice?
April 6, 2016 -- Without a systematic discussion of discrepancies, errors and variations in judgment will persist and double reading won't be practical, said a Norwegian researcher who has just published a study of 1,071 double-read abdominal CT exams.
Oxford team focuses on outcome in ankle injuries
April 5, 2016 -- The severity of a soft-tissue ankle injury as determined by initial classification based on radiological findings is not always an accurate predictor of outcome at six months, according to new research from the U.K.
Dose-tracking software drives CT optimization
April 4, 2016 -- A new initiative that leverages radiation dose-monitoring software can achieve crucial results, including optimization of CT protocols and sharp decreases in mean effective dose to patients, according to recent research from Basel University Hospital in Switzerland.