Heidelberg team adds support to clinical use of spectral CT
May 12, 2020 -- Reduced-dose dual-layer spectral CT is feasible in routine practice, despite the required higher tube potential, researchers from Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany, have found in a study published online on 11 May by European Radiology.  Discuss
3D printing, VR facilitate pediatric lung operation
May 6, 2020 -- The combination of 3D printing and virtual reality (VR) technology can enable anesthesiologists to produce a personalized and more appropriate airway plan for lung operations on pediatric patients, researchers stated in a new case report published in the European Journal of Anaesthesiology.  Discuss
Novel CT method aids pulmonary nodule detection
May 6, 2020 -- Increasing the matrix size for high-resolution chest CT can boost image quality for evaluating pulmonary nodules without leading to a substantial rise in the number of images to interpret, according to a study published on 29 April in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Prokop: Radiographers work in pairs for COVID-19 scans
May 5, 2020 -- CT radiographers work in pairs for COVID-19 scans performed at the world-famous Radboud University Medical Center, said Dr. Mathias Prokop, PhD. He spoke about his department's approach and the plan to set up a Dutch database of cases.  Discuss
Dutch simplify reporting of COVID-19 pulmonary involvement
April 30, 2020 -- Dutch investigators have unveiled a novel set of reporting procedures to assess pulmonary involvement on chest CT scans in suspected cases of COVID-19. They reported their findings on 27 April in Radiology.  Discuss
Radiographers speak on PPE and COVID-19 infection control
April 28, 2020 -- What personal protective equipment (PPE) do radiographers use for COVID-19 scans? How do they disinfect the CT machine between patients? Which guidelines do they follow? Five experienced European radiographers speak about their work and how they minimize transmission of the virus.  Discuss
Mobile CT proves vital to China's efforts to combat COVID-19
April 27, 2020 -- Mobile CT units located near temporary hospitals, combined with home working by radiologists and fast transmission of reports to patients' phones, have been critical elements of China's strategy to fight COVID-19, according to the president of the Chinese Society of Radiology.  Discuss
Chest CT of COVID-19: What to keep in mind
April 27, 2020 -- New details have emerged from the Middle East about the clinical features of COVID-19 that manifest on chest CT in patients who are severely ill. The information has come in a study published on 20 April in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
How to protect radiographers from COVID-19
April 23, 2020 -- Chest CT can be an important tool in the management of COVID-19, but its use puts radiographers at risk, making it crucial to develop protocols to protect them from infection, according to research published on 20 April in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Lung finding in chest CT can predict outcome in COVID-19
April 23, 2020 -- An Italian study involving cases of COVID-19 pneumonia has found that quantification of well-aerated lung parenchyma on baseline chest CT can predict which patients are likely to be admitted to the intensive care unit.  Discuss