Radiologists share with FierceMedicalImaging the how's and why's behind CAD use in medical imaging, as well as how they hope to see the technology evolve. Feature
The use of computed tomography coronary angiography (CTA) in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) improves outcomes and contributes to improved survival, according to a new study published in the journal Atherosclerosis.
Last year, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics evaluated the use of CT scans between 1996 and 2010 in children younger than 15 years and found that between 1996 and 2005 the use of CT doubled among children younger than 5 years old, and almost tripled for older children. The good news in that study was that even though the rate of CT imaging on children remained high, it declined in the period between 2005 and 2010. It seemed that efforts to reduce children's exposure to ionizing radiation through campaigns like Image Gently were having an effect. That's why the results of new research out of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, reported in this week's issue of FierceMedicalImaging, are so discouraging.
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is effective in reducing patient recalls and detecting cancers when compared to digital mammography, but is even more effective when used to screen women under the age of 50, according to a study published in October 13 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Children with concussion symptoms are still undergoing too many CT scans according to a study out of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Center.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins are combining a PET scanner with a chemical tracer to detect and monitor, in real time, dangerous bacteria inside the body.
Researchers at Purdue University's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering are investigating how ultrasound can be used to study abdominal aortic aneurysms, the 13th leading cause of death in the U.S.
With the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services poised to make a decision about coverage of low dose CT screening for lung cancer, two editorials published online last week in JAMA Internal Medicine took another look at an issue that continues to generate a lot of controversy.
A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has found that endoscopists commonly recommend shorter follow-up intervals than colonoscopy guidelines recommend, leading to an overuse of the procedure.
A survey of 10,000 adults in 10 countries has found that only about one-fourth are aware that women with high breast density are more likely to develop breast cancer.