GE Healthcare's Waukesha unit develops latest leap in CT technology using AI
GE Healthcare, which holds the world ’s largest market share for computed tomography (CT) systems created at its Waukesha campus, is taking a leap forward with new technology that utilizes a branch of artificial intelligence called deep learning.
ConclusionA high index of suspicion, coupled with a tailored, multidisciplinary approach, is essential to achieve the best possible outcome. Conservative management may be worthwhile in a stable patient despite delayed presentation. Although TOE is considered a safe procedure, physicians should be made aware of such a dreaded complication.
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: International Journal of Surgery Case ReportsAuthor(s): Dario Iadicola, Massimo Branca, Massimo Lupo, Eugenia Maria Grutta, Stefano Mandalà, Gianfranco Cocorullo, Antonino MirabellaAbstractIntroductionTraumatic diaphragmatic injuries are rare complications resulting from a thoracic-abdominal blunt or penetrating trauma. Left-sided diaphragmatic injuries are more commonly reported in literature. Bilateral injuries are extremely rare, occurring in about 3% of the patients and just few cases reported in literature. Traumatic diaphragmatic hernias are definitely a m...
ConclusionPrimary retoperitoneal mucinous cystadenoma is a rare clinical entity that is usually incidentally discovered. Laparoscopic excision is safe and feasible if done by an expert laparoscopic surgeon. Care should always be taken not to cause spillage of its content.
ConclusionThere is some previous caution in using a laparoscopic approach for cystic masses due to potential seeding intra-operatively, in case of fluid spillage of a possible malignant neoplasm. We show through our case that it is possible to efficiently and safely use such an approach.
ConclusionVariations in mesenchymal gastrointestinal tumors is vast, rendering diagnosis by radiology alone difficult. As such, characteristic histologic and immunostaining features are cornerstones in precise diagnosis of esophageal schwannomas. Despite being rare in incidence, symptomatic esophageal schwannoma lesions can be excised entirely, with low rate of recurrence and favorable overall outcomes.
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Wei Lu, Lianzhen Zhong, Di Dong, Mengjie Fang, Qi Dai, Shaoyi Leng, Liwen Zhang, Wei Sun, Jie Tian, Jianjun Zheng, Yinhua JinAbstractPurposeCervical lymph node (LN) metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is critical for treatment and prognosis. We explored the feasibility of using radiomics to preoperatively predict cervical LN metastasis in PTC patients.MethodTotal 221 PTC patients (training cohort: n = 154; validation cohort: n = 67; divided randomly at the ratio of 7:3) were enrolled and di...
ConclusionsThe TS CT may be useful to detect vertebral metastases because almost all the vertebral metastases were shown to be favorable visualization. The TS CT was proven to be especially helpful for radiology residents in detecting vertebral arch metastases.
ConclusionsIn both quantitative and qualitative analyses, dual-energy CT VNCa reconstructions show excellent diagnostic accuracy for the visualization of traumatic calcaneal bone marrow edema compared to MRI.
ConclusionThis study showed that our hypothesis was valid. rhBMP-2 is effective for long-term bone regeneration after MSFA.
Authors: Wang G, Zhao D, Ling Z, Wang H, Yu S, Zhang J Abstract The present study aimed to apply the best single-energy (SE) scanning in energy spectrum computed tomography (CT) to evaluate the usefulness of lower extremity arterial angiography imaging in patients with lower extremity arterial occlusive disease. A total of 64 patients diagnosed with lower extremity arterial occlusive disease were randomly selected and divided into either the experimental group (n=32) or the control group (n=32). The two treatment groups were scanned for lower extremity arteriography using the best SE scanning mode of energy spectru...