Neurocognitive assessment in patients with a minor traumatic brain injury and an abnormal initial CT scan: can cognitive evaluation assist in identifying patients who require surveillance CT brain imaging? - Clements TW, Dunham M, Kirkpatrick A, Rajakumar R, Gratton C, Lall R, McBeth P, Ball CG.

BACKGROUND: Evidence for repeat computed tomography (CT) in minor traumatic brain injury (mTBI) patients with intracranial pathology is scarce. The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of clinical cognitive assessment (COG) in defining the need...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: Using FBP, comparable IAC measurements were achieved with 91% reduction in dose compared with a standard exposure protocol. The use of ASIR and MBIR did not improve identification of the IAC in MDCT low dose images. PMID: 29791199 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Dentomaxillofacial Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Dentomaxillofac Radiol Source Type: research
Iodinated contrast agents administered during computed tomography (CT) studies have the potential to cause post-contrast acute kidney injury (AKI). Prior to CT scans, in certain populations, assessment of the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is required to identify patients at risk for adverse events after contrast administration.
Source: Journal of Radiology Nursing - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: ARIN Poster Abstracts Source Type: research
Authors: Schmidt W, LiArno S, Khlopas A, Petersik A, Mont MA Abstract Due to the differences in bone morphology between demographics such as age, gender, body mass index, and ethnicity, the development of orthopaedic implants requires a large number of anatomical data from various patient populations. In an effort to assess these demographic variations, Stryker Orthopaedic Modeling and Analytics (SOMA) has been developed. SOMA is a suite of tools which utilizes a comprehensive database of computed tomography scans (CT-scans), plus associated three-dimensional (3D) bone models, allowing the user to assess population...
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
Conclusion Binimetinib may present a new treatment option for hormone- and chemotherapy-resistant LGSOC harboring KRAS mutations.
Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusions—Workflow in GOLIATH demonstrates that magnetic resonance imaging selection for endovascular therapy can be accomplished rapidly and within a similar time frame as computed tomography-based selection.Clinical Trial Registration—URL: https://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT02317237.
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Revascularization, Ischemic Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research
Background and Purpose—Clinical utility of electronic Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (e-ASPECTS), an automated system for quantifying signs of infarction, was evaluated in a large database of thrombolyzed patients with acute ischemic stroke.Methods—All baseline noncontrast computed tomographic scans of patients with anterior circulation acute ischemic stroke who participated in the alteplase dose arm of the randomized controlled trial ENCHANTED (Enhanced Control of Hypertension and Thrombolysis Stroke Study) were reviewed; poor quality and large (>6 mm) slice thickness were excluded. Included scans ha...
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke, Ischemic Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2018 Source:Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Volume 151 Author(s): Walmir Belinato, Rogério M.V. Silva, Ana P. Perini, Lucio P. Neves, Carla J. Santos, Divanizia N. Souza, William S. Santos In recent years, positron emission tomography (PET), associated with multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT), has become a diagnostic technique widely disseminated to evaluate various malignant tumors and other diseases. However, during PET/CT examinations, the doses of ionizing radiation experienced by the internal organs of the patients due to 18F are unknown, and may be substantial. The aim of this...
Source: Radiation Physics and Chemistry - Category: Physics Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe sequential combination of X-82 and docetaxel was safe and led to diminished FLT uptake. Further, decrease in FLT uptake during cycle 2 (X-82 plus docetaxel) was greater than in cycle 1 (X-82 alone), suggesting sequential chemotherapy enhances the pharmacodynamic effect of therapy.
Source: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
The American Lung Association's Saved by the Scan campaign materials encourage patients to talk to their doctor but omit a vital piece of information: A CT scan comes with risk as well as benefit.Medscape Radiology
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Article Source Type: news
Six months ago, I had severe right flank pain. In the ER, I had an ultrasound showing a possible kidney stone. I deferred a CT scan and went home with medication. I fit the textbook picture: I had abnormal imaging, and I was given a treatment and discharged. I was advised to return if the pain worsened or failed to resolve. I briefly improved, but then the pain returned much worse. Ten days later, I returned to the ER. I was given ketorolac and had a CT, which showed no stone. The ER attending advised me to go home and take ibuprofen. At that point, my pain was 8/10, and I was having significant trouble moving despite the ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Emergency Medicine Nephrology Pain Management Source Type: blogs
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