Can AI enhance the utility of breast conebeam CT?
July 30, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for breast conebeam CT (CBCT) studies can accurately differentiate between benign and malignant breast lesions, potentially improving the real-world performance of radiologists reading CBCT images, according to a Web-exclusive paper in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Can a blood test rule out most CT scans for brain injury?
July 25, 2018 -- A blood test that detects biomarkers for brain injury could help rule out patients suspected of having traumatic intracranial injuries, thus avoiding the need for CT scans, according to a large multicenter observational trial published online on 24 July by Lancet Neurology. But experts have questioned the clinical value of the test.  Discuss
Low-dose CT can deliver cost-effective lung screening
July 24, 2018 -- A Swiss modeling study showed a national low-dose CT screening program for lung cancer can be cost-effective. The study, published in the July issue of Lung Cancer, sought to clarify the impact of screening across a high-income population and revealed it may reduce mortality by 6% to 15%.  Discuss
CT scans may be linked to brain cancer in kids
July 23, 2018 -- Could exposure to CT radiation increase the risk of brain tumors in kids? Yes, say researchers from the Netherlands, who reported a 1.5-fold increase in cancer incidence for children in a study published online on 18 July in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  Discuss
U.K. regulator calls for urgent action on backlog of scans
July 19, 2018 -- After uncovering massive backlogs of imaging examinations at three hospitals in England, the Care Quality Commission has highlighted the need for immediate action in its comprehensive new review of radiology reporting, but Royal College of Radiologists President Dr. Nicola Strickland has renewed her plea for more resources.  Discuss
Imaging shows value in congenital agenesis of pericardium
July 17, 2018 -- Congenital agenesis of the pericardium is often discovered as an incidental finding, but Greek researchers have now demonstrated that CT and MRI can reveal important information about this rare cardiac malformation.  Discuss