Search Tag: Chest CT

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Rib Fracture Diagnosis in the Panscan Era

2017 06 Jun

With increased use of chest computed tomography (CT) in trauma valuation, traditional teachings in regard to rib fracture morbidity and mortality may no longer be accurate. New research shows that, under current chest CT imaging protocols, two thirds of rib fractures were observed on chest CT only; also, patients with rib fractures had higher admission... Read more

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Incidental Findings From Scans Increase Hospital Stay, Cost

2017 11 May

According to a new analysis of medical records that were gathered from more than 300 hospitalised patients, routine imaging scans used to help diagnose heart attacks generated incidental findings in over half of the patients. However, only 7% of these findings were medically significant. Researchers are thus urging imaging experts and hospitals to minimise... Read more

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Radiologist Recommendations for Chest CT Clinically Relevant

2014 22 Dec

According to a new study published online in Radiology, a large percentage of patients who receive radiologist recommendations for Chest CT have clinically relevant findings.  The findings thus demonstrate that radiologist recommendations for additional imaging (RAIs) after chest x-rays represent valuable contributions to patient care.RAIs have shown... Read more