Diagnostic & Screening

These individuals are typically sent for an initial CT scan, but follow-up protocol is not well established, experts said during RSNA.

Using CT to assess muscle mass may be particularly useful for spotting asymptomatic individuals at risk for arterial plaque buildup, experts explained.

“We expect that we’re going to see increased morbidity and mortality due to the fact that these patients weren’t able to get their routine imaging,” MGH experts cautioned.

Directing rads to specifically look for the condition boosted the accuracy of MRI from about 30% to more than 85%, experts explained in Clinical Imaging.

Premenopausal women benefit most from spiral breast computed tomography, experts said this week.

The National Treatment and Diagnostic Alzheimer's Registry will capture patient-level info on the newest disease-modifying treatments.

Doctors armed with these new tools can spot early signs of chronic liver diseases, which is crucial to possibly reversing progression.

The findings should encourage physicians to utilize LDCT in emergency settings to avoid unnecessary radiation.

A CT scan can offer a prompt diagnosis and guide subsequent surgical intervention for patients with acute mesenteric ischemia, a rare but deadly disease reported in some COVID cases.

Using CT resulted in similar clinical and safety outcomes compared to advanced imaging, such as MRI and CT perfusion.

Treatment plans changed for 45% of patients with metastatic melanoma after one of their follow-up scans, a new study showed.

"By looking at the mammograms from the perspective of the radiologist, the technologist is more likely to obtain an additional image to avoid an unnecessary recall," experts explained this week.

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"Be the squeaky wheel. This issue was taken care of because physicians stood up,” Rad Partners' Richard Heller, MD, told RSNA attendees Monday. 

The platform runs on Azure, a cloud computing service operated by Microsoft, which recently announced plans to acquire Nuance for $20B. 

Radiology experts analyzed fetal MRIs from 33 women who contracted the virus while bearing a child, sharing their results Tuesday at RSNA. 

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