Search Tag: CT scans

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Vaping and Lung Injury

2019 28 Aug

The U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently investigating 193 cases where severe lung injury has been linked to e-cigarettes or ‘vaping’ use across 22 states in America, with one reported death.   Vaping has gained significant popularity over the past few years, especially amongst teenagers, as an alternative to traditional... Read more

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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

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The Global Radiology Gap

2019 18 Jul

According to the World Health Organization, two-thirds of the world does not have access to radiology services considered basic in most modern hospitals. It is this global radiology gap that now poses a threat to public health. Irene Githinji is one of the 200 radiologists practising in Kenya, a country of 43 million people. The remote hospital... Read more

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AI and teleradiology impact healthcare

2019 28 May

Teleradiology and artificial intelligence (AI) can work hand-in-hand and align their respective potential to greatly impact healthcare delivery. The exponential development of high-speed telecommunications networks have opened the way for vast amounts of data to be transferred across the globe instantly. This provided the grounds for the emergence... Read more

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This intelligent CT equals less time in front of the screen, more time with patients

2019 08 Mar

Centre Cardiologique du Nord in France uses a new deep learning algorithm to reconstruct cardiac images. The digital revolution has changed every aspect of our lives – from the way we communicate to the way we live and interact. We are slowly moving towards this transformation in healthcare, where big data, predictive analytics and artificial... Read more

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#ECR2019: Imaging informatics management & performance

2019 06 Mar

Professor Luis Donoso-Bach , head of the department of medical imaging, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, presented the keynote lecture “ Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Informatics: management and performance analysis.” It his poignant and informative presentation he emphasised “ the race is on” as the roles in the healthcare continuum... Read more

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AI can improve medical imaging access

2019 20 Feb

Executive Summary Radiology plays an important role in patient screening, diagnosis, treatment guidance, monitoring and follow-up. The sad thing is that two-thirds of the world's population has no access to basic radiologic services. In the case of computer tomography (CT) for example, 14% of low-income countries have at least one CT equipment... Read more

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Future of ultrasound Ed: gamification & VR

2019 13 Feb

Executive Summary Prof. Paul Sidhu , President of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology ( EFSUMB ), shares with Healthmanagement.org a preview of his presentations at the forthcoming ECR 2019 .  The use of ultrasound simulation models as tools in training and education is among the important... Read more

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Growing student interest in radiology amidst AI fears

2019 06 Feb

The importance of artificial intelligence ( AI ) is ever increasing in healthcare, especially in enhancing the accuracy of diagnostic tools and disease risk predictive models. Radiology is said to be among the medical specialities most primed to incorporate AI into clinician workflow. It's no wonder that conversations about AI replacing radiologists... Read more

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Location influences imaging follow-up

2019 23 Jan

One of the major problems which is commonly attributed to affect patient outcomes is the failure to follow-up diagnostic imaging in time. It is critical to follow-up diagnostic imaging findings in order to have access to and receive high quality and vital care. Patient location at the time of undergoing imaging is directly related with how likely a... Read more