AI assists detection of vertebral fractures on CT
December 6, 2019 -- Dutch artificial intelligence (AI) researchers have trained a 3D convolutional neural network to localize and grade vertebral fractures in a manner that's consistent with clinical practice. They presented their findings at the 2019 RSNA meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Scanning the pharaohs: Ancient Egypt comes to Chicago
December 3, 2019 -- Ever wondered what it's like to work as a paleoradiologist? Hundreds of RSNA 2019 delegates found out on Tuesday, when a leading expert in imaging of ancient Egyptian mummies and other antiquities played a central role in a plenary session about the achievements of the country's radiologists.  Discuss
3D printing boosts treatment of urethral injuries
November 26, 2019 -- Patient-specific 3D-printed models based on pelvic CT scans improve clinicians' understanding of complex pelvic anatomy and their ability to plan surgical repair for urethral injuries more than conventional imaging, according to a study published online in the Turkish Journal of Urology.  Discuss
Look out for 'feather duvet lung,' Scottish team urges
November 22, 2019 -- Researchers have used CT to diagnose a case of "feather duvet lung," in which lung inflammation is caused by breathing in dust from the feathers in bedding. They've warned everybody to bear in mind the condition when patients present with unexplained breathlessness.
CTPA effectively rules out PE in pregnant women
November 21, 2019 -- A 17-year Swiss study involving pregnant women with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) has shown that CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) rarely indicates the disease and more often detects alternative diagnoses. Also, the radiation dose exposure dropped by one-third during the study period.  Discuss
CT highlights risk of lung inflammation from vaping
November 11, 2019 -- Fresh evidence has emerged of the health dangers of vaping. In a case report published by Archives of Disease in Childhood on 11 November, U.K. authors warn that the fluid in electronic cigarettes may cause life-threatening lung inflammation in those who are susceptible, after treating a teenage boy with respiratory failure.  Discuss
Deep learning advances in 3D quantification of body composition
November 11, 2019 -- Accurate fully automatic segmentation of subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, and psoas muscle from abdominal CT is feasible without human input. That's the main finding of new artificial intelligence research conducted at the Utrecht University Medical Center in the Netherlands.  Discuss
Global celebrations mark International Day of Radiology
November 8, 2019 -- The International Day of Radiology was celebrated around the world on 8 November as radiology professionals observed the anniversary of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen's discovery of x-rays on this date in 1895.  Discuss
Study casts light on coronary artery, aortic valve calcification
November 5, 2019 -- New research shows coronary artery calcification (CAC) is a frequent incidental finding in middle-aged adults undergoing chest CT, with more than 25% of CAC patients having moderate to severe disease, according to a presentation at the recent European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology annual congress in Antwerp, Belgium.  Discuss
Interventional radiology: How many to make a team?
November 4, 2019 -- How many qualified interventional radiologists does a hospital really need on its payroll to deliver a comprehensive service for patients? In a new 22-page document, the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has provided some much-needed answers.  Discuss