Search Tag: CT scans

IMAGING Management

Better reports mitigate 'curse of knowledge' for patients & radiologists

2019 07 May

The shift to structured radiology reports has increased report clarity for referring providers and is supported by most radiologists. As the movement for increased transparency in healthcare continues, more and more patients are accessing their imaging reports via patient portals. When radiologists address the clinical question that was posed,... Read more

IT Management

AI app for stroke detection approved by FDA

2018 21 Feb

A new AI application that can analyse imaging data and alert physicians of a potential stroke in patients has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Viz.AI Contact app uses an AI algorithm to analyse computed tomography (CT) scans and identify signs of a stroke in patients. When the app identifies a potential blockage... Read more

IMAGING Management

More Frequent Lung Cancer Screening for Men

2017 05 May

New research presented at the European Lung Cancer Conference suggests that men need more frequent lung cancer screening as compared to women. See Also : The Imaging of Small Pulmonary Nodules The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low dose CT scan in adults aged 55 to 80 years and who have a... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiation Exposure Causes Alterations Resembling Alzheimer’s

2016 31 Oct

A study published in the journal Oncotarget raises concerns that high levels of radiation may increase one’s chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease.   Increasing numbers of people of all ages are exposed to ionising radiation from a variety of sources, e.g. airline travel, nuclear technologies, medical diagnostics and therapeutic radiology.... Read more