Deep learning can spot precancerous colon polyps on CT colonography
February 24, 2021 -- Researchers from Munich, Germany, have trained a machine-learning model to characterize colon polyps based on radiomics analysis. They published their findings online on 23 February in Radiology. Read More
Inquest hears how young woman died from basilar artery thrombosis
February 23, 2021 -- An inquest held on 16 February in Preston, U.K., heard how a 35-year-old hospital worker died after two radiologists failed to spot basilar artery thrombosis on a CT scan. The patient's fatal clot was "a difficult call which anyone could miss," a senior radiologist told the tribunal. Read More
CT adds fuels to debate over pharaoh's death in ancient Egypt
February 22, 2021 -- CT has offered fresh clues about the killing of a significant pharaoh who ruled Egypt around 3,600 years ago. Experts now believe Seqenenre Taa II -- known as "the Brave" -- was killed in an execution ceremony after being taken prisoner on the battlefield. Read More
3D models enable custom treatment of complex acetabular fractures
February 22, 2021 -- Virtual 3D models created from CT data can be utilized for surgical planning and providing patient-specific treatments for complex acetabular fractures, according to recent research. Read More
Report: U.K. lung screening study is catching cancers early
February 17, 2021 -- Initial results from a CT lung cancer screening study sponsored by the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) show that low-dose CT exams could detect 70% of lung cancers at stage I or II, according to a report in the Guardian. Read More
French groups issue new guidelines to promote safe contrast use
February 15, 2021 -- French nephrology societies and the national radiology society have published guidelines on the safe use of contrast media in the wake of guidance from the European Society of Urogenital Radiology. Read More
Deep learning provides boost for detection of aortic valve calcium
February 10, 2021 -- Researchers have found that their artificial intelligence model was highly accurate for automatically detecting and quantifying aortic valve calcium on cardiac CT, outperforming radiologist assessments in severe cases. Read More
Investigation finds diagnostic delay caused patient's death
February 9, 2021 -- A serious incident report issued by a U.K. hospital group has found that the root cause of a woman's death in May 2020 was a delay in diagnosing her lung cancer following the results of a CT scan, according to two local newspaper articles. Read More
Berlin's mobile stroke initiative gathers momentum
February 5, 2021 -- Stroke ambulances shorten the time to treatment, increase thrombolysis rates, and improve prehospital triage, German researchers reported in JAMA on 2 February. Mobile units can treat more patients with acute ischemic stroke and boost outcomes, they say. Read More
How to deliver quality and consistency in CT colonography
February 4, 2021 -- CT colonography services look set to expand rapidly over the next five years, and considerable investment will be required to maintain performance and improve patient outcomes, according to the authors of comprehensive new practice guidelines and standards. Read More