CT reveals shocking injury caused by COVID-19 nasal swab
September 20, 2021 -- A Czech team has treated a patient for a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak after a COVID-19 test with a nasal swab led to an injury at the base of his skull. This is thought to be the first case of a CSF fistula after nasal swab testing in a healthy patient with no preexisting skull base condition. Read More
U.K. analysis adds momentum to CT lung cancer screening
September 14, 2021 -- Screening smokers and ex-smokers could reduce lung cancer mortality by as much as 16%, according to the findings of a large U.K. study published on 11 September in Lancet Regional Health -- Europe. Read More
Clinical decisions and how to assess the value of a life
September 14, 2021 -- Decisions affecting people's health, livelihoods, and welfare are -- and need to be -- made all the time. But how useful are quality-adjusted life years, or QALYs, in this process? Interventional radiologist Dr. Chris Hammond has some answers. Read More
What are the 4 greatest challenges facing radiology right now?
September 6, 2021 -- Visibility and making patients and decision-makers -- particularly politicians -- understand the importance of having strong radiology departments is the main challenge facing the profession, says the senior radiologist Dr. Raman Uberoi from Oxford, U.K. Read More
Belgians shed light on major adverse cardiac events in COVID-19 cases
August 31, 2021 -- The absence of coronary artery calcium translates into a low risk of major adverse cardiovascular events in COVID-19 patients, even in the presence of cardiac risk factors, Belgian researchers reported at the European Society of Cardiology annual congress. Read More
Cardiac CT tissue tracking proves value in pulmonary embolism
August 26, 2021 -- Evaluation of longitudinal strain by CT is fast emerging as a useful tool to stratify low-risk patients with pulmonary embolism, according to new research being presented at this week's European Society of Cardiology annual congress. Read More
Dutch team reports success with CAD software for lung nodules
August 25, 2021 -- Researchers from a large teaching hospital in the Netherlands have found artificial intelligence-based computer-aided detection (CAD) software can be highly sensitive for detecting pulmonary nodules on CT exams in clinical practice. They posted their results on 14 August in Clinical Radiology. Read More
CTA shows how statin treatment changes coronary plaque
August 20, 2021 -- Dutch researchers have found CT angiography (CTA) demonstrates that statin treatment in patients at risk of heart disease not only reduces the volume of some types of coronary plaque -- thus slowing progression towards more advanced disease -- but it also changes plaque density. Read More
What radiologists really need to know about sepsis
August 18, 2021 -- Around 25% of COVID-19 patients who require hospital treatment go into septic shock, and most deaths from COVID-19 are associated with sepsis. How should these cases be managed radiologically? Prof. Dr. Sebastian Ley from Munich provides some insight. Read More
Doubt cast on AI's readiness to assess pulmonary embolism
August 13, 2021 -- Investigators from Freiburg, Germany, have found artificial intelligence (AI) can't yet be relied upon to detect pulmonary embolism on CT pulmonary angiography in clinical practice. Read More