Search Tag: CT

Executive Health Management

Image Information Delivery in the AI Era: Two Likely Scenarios

2019 02 Oct

Summary: As the world enters further into the transformative power of technology, Stephen Baker questions how this information revolution, in particular, AI will affect the capabilities available to industry experts. Many fields of knowledge, dependent on technology, can experience abrupt, massive growth as new techniques and... Read more

IMAGING Management

Medical Imaging Rates Continue to Rise

2019 05 Sep

A study of more than 135 million imaging exams, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, has shown that computerised tomography  (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other scans have been increasing in use. Researchers from UC San Francisco, UC Davis and Kaiser Permanente showed that despite efforts to reduce imaging in medicine... Read more

IMAGING Management

Blood Test Unmasks Concussions Absent on CT Scans

2019 28 Aug

It has been highlighted that patients suffering from a concussion can have CT scans which show no irregularities and patients can go on to be discharged with no further treatment. A new, cost-effective blood test may be able to identify these patients for subsequent evaluation.   The study, from UC San Francisco, analysed 450 patients who had obtained... Read more

Executive Health Management

Putting Medical Radiation Protection First

2019 26 Aug

Summary: How a European Society of Radiology flagship initiative is addressing quality and safety in medical imaging.    EUROSAFE IMAGING has celebrated five years of success in its mission to support and strengthen medical radiation protection across Europe. Through its Stars network, EUROSAFE IMAGING makes efforts to give radiation protection... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention 2019: Quo Vadis?

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Cardiovascular disease prevention strategies in 2019 remain a major healthcare issue, requiring an individualised approach for diagnostic and therapeutic decision making.   Introduction   Since investigators from the Framingham Heart Study first confirmed the existence and importance of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in... Read more

Executive Health Management

Nuclear Cardiology: Molecular Insights into the Heart

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Nuclear cardiology is a promising field located between research, imaging, and patient care. Through close interdisciplinary cooperation, a variety of cardiovascular diseases (eg coronary artery, inflammatory and infiltrative cardiac diseases) can not only be investigated, but also efficiently treated in daily clinical routine.    What... Read more

ICU Management

A solid future for point-of-care ultrasound in intensive care

2019 19 Jul

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become an established tool for the rapid assessment and diagnosis of patients across a variety of medical disciplines, not least in the high-octane environment of intensive care medicine. Dr. Timm Steuber, senior consultant and head of the ICU at Evangelisches Krankenhaus Unna, Germany, discusses his day-to-day... Read more