Search Tag: CT scans

IMAGING Management

Imaging features in COVID-19 - Experience from Wuhan

2020 18 May

A study was conducted in China to evaluate the CT scan features of patients with COVID 19 pneumonia. The study looked at the CT scan imaging features in 100 COVID-19 pneumonia patients (mean age 52.3 years) without acute respiratory distress syndrome. A total of 272 CT scans were read and evaluated based on the different stages of the disease. The... Read more

Executive Health Management

Children in the Spotlight: When Every Second Counts

2020 09 Mar

The University Hospital of the Free University of Brussels (UZ Brussel) in Belgium is pioneering the use of real-time deep learning-based image reconstruction (DLIR) on CT scan, exploring the benefits it offers for rapid pediatric evaluation, including lower dose and enhanced efficiency. In healthcare, it is acknowledged that... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiologists on Coronavirus Frontline

2020 04 Feb

Radiologists are expected to be among the first healthcare professionals to be involved in the diagnosis of 2019-nCoV through chest CT. Early disease recognition is critical not only for prompt treatment, but also for patient isolation and effective public health containment and response.     To provide radiologists with more information... Read more

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