Search Tag: computed tomography

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

IMAGING Management

Fight against cancer: GE Healthcare collaborates with Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA)

2019 28 Feb

  GE Healthcare has partnered with the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) to supply latest technology in computed tomography (CT), Discovery RT, to Lagos University Teaching Hospital   Partnership will ensure provision of latest technology to enable early diagnostics and better treatment... Read more

IMAGING Management

CT radiation doses vary more than 50% due to scanner settings

2019 08 Jan

CT radiation exposure is associated with increased risk of cancer development in patients, as ionising radiation is a known carcinogen agent. Radiologists know it is crucial to limit medical imaging exposure and are increasingly adamant on finding ways to avoid unnecessary testing and reduce CT doses.  In a new study published in the BMJ , researchers... Read more

IMAGING Management

CT-based abdominal aortic calcification can predict heart attack

2018 03 Oct

Computed tomography (CT) is commonly used to measure calcium, a component of plaque, in the coronary arteries. CT can also measure calcium in the abdominal aorta, the large vessel that carries oxygenated blood to the lower extremities.  New research published in the journal Radiology finds that CT-based measures of calcification in the abdominal... Read more

ICU Management

CEUS - increasing use in emergency and critical care

2018 08 May

Point-of-care ultrasonography has distinct advantages over computed tomography (CT) in terms of portability, cost, lack of ionising radiation, and improved spatial resolution. Still, CT has superior diagnostic accuracy in many urgent and emergent conditions. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) using intravascular microbubbles holds promise to close... Read more

IMAGING Management

Managing Incidentalomas: Disclosure of Cancer History Useful

2017 25 Jul

Technological advancements and the ever-increasing use of computed tomography (CT) have greatly increased the detection of incidental findings, including tiny pulmonary nodules. The management of many "incidentalomas" is significantly influenced by a patient’s history of cancer. However, new research shows a significant number of CT requisitions do... Read more

ICU Management

Predicting Neurologic Outcome in Cardiac Arrest Patients

2017 11 Jul

Researchers in South Korea previously reported that diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) could be used to predict neurologic outcomes before targeted temperature management (TTM) after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) from cardiac arrest. In a new study, the same team of researchers compared the efficacy of brain computed... Read more