Photon-counting CT boosts wrist imaging quality at lower dose
January 11, 2023 -- Photon-counting CT improves the quality of wrist imaging with a radiation dose reduction of 50% compared to conventional CT, according to a study published in the 1 February issue of the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Workforce issues and the reality distortion field
January 10, 2023 -- The growing crisis facing the U.K. National Health Service can only be overcome with a motivated, engaged, and driven workforce, writes clinical radiologist Dr. Chris Hammond in a new column. We must learn from the Apple experience of the 1980s, he insists. Read More
Dual-energy CT offers low-dose alternative to perfusion CT
January 10, 2023 -- Dual-energy CT performs comparably to high-dose perfusion CT for assessing angiogenesis of lesions resulting from solitary lung nodules, according to a Polish study published on 4 January in Scientific Reports. Read More
PCCT outperforms conventional CT for pulmonary embolism diagnosis
January 9, 2023 -- Photon-counting CT (PCCT) pulmonary angiography imaging outperforms conventional CT for diagnosing pulmonary embolism -- cutting the radiation dose in half, German scientists have reported. Read More
How effective is CT for diagnosing interstitial lung disease?
January 9, 2023 -- There are particular CT findings that correlate with histologic data and identify early interstitial lung abnormalities, but sometimes findings that appear normal on CT are abnormal on histopathology, a Belgian-led research team has found. Read More
Chasing the dragon: CT identifies complications from illicit drugs
January 5, 2023 -- What's the role of imaging in the diagnosis and management of serious complications resulting from illicit drug use and addiction? Two Australian radiologists have shared their experiences of working with users of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines. Read More
Ukraine and patient safety dominate in top 10 articles for 2022
December 28, 2022 -- Radiology's response to the Ukraine war accounts for two of's top five articles published in 2022. Safety incidents and medicolegal investigations have also proved extremely popular topics during this turbulent year. Read More
CT creates close encounters with kings of ancient Egypt
December 22, 2022 -- CT software has generated detailed images that allow new facial reconstructions of two of Egypt's most famous mummies: Tutankhamun and Ramesses II. Prof. Sahar Saleem, head of radiology at Cairo University, describes how the reconstructions were made. Read More
An uplifting tale of one woman's lifelong dedication to radiology
December 20, 2022 -- Tributes are flowing in for Prof. Guozhen Li, who has died at the age of 107. Known within China as the "grand dame of radiology," she was a pioneer in CT who introduced the country's first scanner in 1978 and ran training courses for many years. Read More
CT exposure increases brain cancer risk by up to fivefold in children
December 19, 2022 -- German researchers have found that radiation exposure from CT imaging increases brain cancer risk in children by up to fivefold, depending on the level of exposure. Read More