Mesothelioma Detection May Come Earlier with Liquid Biopsy
Cellular Analytics, a biotechnology company in Ontario, Canada, has unveiled a novel liquid biopsy test for mesothelioma that could lead to more effective management of this rare cancer. The test has the potential to produce a much-earlier diagnosis of disease and the ability to personalize treatment and better predict a patient’s response to specific therapies. “We could change completely how this disease is viewed,” Dr. Brent Zanke, a specialist in diagnostic oncology and chief executive officer of Cellular Analytics, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “It’s a proactive way to get...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 18, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

FDG-PET/CT points to cervical cancer patient outcomes
Several indicators on pretreatment FDG-PET/CT scans can help predict overall...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Biomarkers on PET, MRI show breast cancer risk FDG-PET/CT within a year of heart valve surgery looks safe FDG-PET/CT helps predict tuberculosis relapse 2 new PET tracers may best FDG in cancer imaging FDG-PET/CT aids in melanoma treatment assessment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

China Reported a Huge Increase in New COVID-19 Cases. Here ’s Why It’s Actually a Step in the Right Direction
Officials in China’s Hubei province revealed Thursday that new cases of COVID-19 had surged nearly 10-fold from the day before—reversing days of declines that experts said were a positive sign for the containment of the virus. The number of deaths increased dramatically, as well, to 242. The jump in new cases—more than 14,800 in the province at the epicenter of the outbreak—is due to a change in the criteria for counting diagnoses of the virus. Observers say this could be a step in the right direction and lead to a better picture of the situation in the province at the epicenter of the outbreak. Ho...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia and Michael Zennie Tags: Uncategorized China COVID-19 onetime overnight Source Type: news

AJR: Smartphone, laptop prove reliable and accurate for acute ischemic stroke decision
(American Roentgen Ray Society) A unique assessment of imaging-based recommendations for the administration of IV recombinant tissue plasminogen activator based on unenhanced brain CT scans, the results published ahead-of-print in this April article from the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) constitute a strong foundation for the development of mobile-based telestroke services because they increase neuroradiologist availability and the possibility of using reperfusion therapies in resource-limited countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus-Associated Pneumonia Identified with CT
Patients with the coronavirus who develop pneumonia exhibit similar findings on chest CT scans. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - February 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: CT Infectious Diseases & Conditions/Pneumonia Source Type: news

The diagnostic value of neuron-specific enolase in children with mild blunt trauma requiring cranial CT scan - Mozafari J, Motamed H, Hanafi MG, Fatehifar B.
BACKGROUND: The present study was conducted to investigate the relationship between serum levels of enolase and pathological findings obtained from CT scans of the brain in children with mild blunt brain trauma and help with a more accurate diagnosis of br... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Checklist for Head Injury Management Evaluation Study (CHIMES): a quality improvement initiative to reduce imaging utilisation for head injuries in the emergency department - Masood S, Woolner V, Yoon JH, Chartier LB.
Over 90% of patients with head trauma seen in emergency departments (EDs) are diagnosed with minor head injuries. Over-utilisation of CT scans results in unnecessary exposure to radiation and increases healthcare utilisation. Using recommendations from the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The effect of alcohol on facial trauma outcomes: an analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank - Paw E, Canner JK, Haut ER, Manukyan M.
Maxillofacial trauma costs emergency departments approximately one billion dollars annually. Facial trauma has increased since 2000 and has been attributed to both increased use of computed tomography and interpersonal violence. Alcohol, male sex, and age ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

CT Scan Features Described for 2019 Novel Coronavirus Infection
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- Key computed tomography (CT) findings have been characterized for patients infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), according to research published online Feb. 4 in Radiology. Michael Chung, M.D., from the Icahn... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

IMV: CT hits peak as users address workflow concerns
CT procedure volume has reached an all-time high in the U.S., hitting an estimated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Could cold, hard cash reduce unnecessary head CT scans? Concerns grow over CT radiation for kidney stones Emergency CT usage rate soars for urinary stones Head CT offers low diagnostic yield for fainting Adult hospitals overuse CT for appendicitis in kids (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Quanterix Advances Blood-Based Sports-Related TBI Test with New Study
Quanterix has reached another step in its goal to advance a blood-based test to detect concussions in athletes. The Billerica, MA-based company said researchers have successfully applied the Single Molecule Array (Simoa) technology to generate data on the value of blood biomarkers as research tools to study pathophysiological mechanisms of concussion and as potential clinical tools and objective indicators for sports-related concussions (SRCs) and mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs). Results have been published in JAMA Network Open, demonstrate the promise of blood biomarkers to serve as clinical tools for objectively id...
Source: MDDI - February 4, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

High-Res CT Has Key Role Detecting Lung Disease in Systemic Sclerosis High-Res CT Has Key Role Detecting Lung Disease in Systemic Sclerosis
The first evidence-based consensus statements for systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) recommend use of high-resolution computed tomography (CT) for screening and diagnosis, and offer guidance on when to initiate or escalate emerging treatment options.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

CT Screening Cuts 10-Year Lung Cancer Mortality by 24% in Men, 33% in Women CT Screening Cuts 10-Year Lung Cancer Mortality by 24% in Men, 33% in Women
A large study of smokers and ex-smokers in the Netherlands and Belgium is confirming that widespread screening using low-dose CT scans can dramatically lower the lung cancer death rate.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Blood clots on CT, MRI predict AAA growth
The presence of a blood clot on the MRI or CT scans of individuals with an...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: USPSTF reaffirms take on ultrasound AAA screening New method estimates postsurgical AAA rupture risk on CTA SIIM: AI boosts triage efficiency for aortic tears on CTA USPSTF proposes to reaffirm stance on AAA screening Value of AAA screening drops as smoking declines (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Minimum depths to essential structures in a UK military population using computed tomography: application to stab-resistant body armour - Breeze J, Lewis EA, Mahoney PF.
INTRODUCTION: Edged weapons are a known domestic threat to the police forces of the UK. This threat is mitigated by wearing stab-resistant body armour that is either worn overtly or covertly depending on role. Although the UK military have traditionally fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

AI enables screening of fracture risk from CT scans
Patients at risk for osteoporotic fractures can be identified through their...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI accurately detects vertebral fractures on CT AAOS: QCT finds low bone density in lumbar fusion patients 3D DEXA enhances hip fracture risk prediction USPSTF reaffirms osteoporosis screening Vertebral CAD aces detection of compression fractures (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

X-ray, CT uncover novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia
The chest radiographs and CT scans of individuals infected by the novel coronavirus...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Abnormal chest CT findings anchor coronavirus outbreak Lung x-rays predict mortality in MERS patients Chest CT details characteristics of MERS virus infection Saudi health minister replaced as MERS cases rise sharply Medical imaging plays role in diagnosis and follow-up of MERS (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 25, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Low-Dose CT Lowers Radiation Exposure Without Missing Injuries in Trauma Patients Low-Dose CT Lowers Radiation Exposure Without Missing Injuries in Trauma Patients
In blunt trauma patients, low-dose whole body computed tomography (WBCT) does not seem to increase the risk of missed injury diagnoses compared with standard-dose protocols, and almost halves exposure to diagnostic radiation, a quasi-experimental study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Both simple and advanced imaging can predict best stroke patients for thrombectomy
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Both simple and advanced computed tomography (CT) were effective in accurately predicting which stroke patients would benefit from endovascular thrombectomy to remove a large cerebral clot, but together they were even better, reported researchers at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston. Results were published in the Annals of Neurology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Feasibility and effects on muscle function of an exercise program for older adults - Minett MM, Binkley TL, Holm RP, Runge M, Specker BL.
INTRODUCTION: Study objective was to determine feasibility and compliance with a 3-month exercise intervention in older adults, and if peripheral quantitative computed tomography muscle measures and jumping mechanography could detect changes in muscle mass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The use of PECARN and CATCH rules in children with minor head trauma presenting to emergency department 24 hours after injury - Sert ET, Mutlu H, Kokulu K.
OBJECTIVE: Major studies (PECARN [Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network], CATCH [Canadian Assessment of Childhood Head Injury]) that regulate the use of computed tomography (CT) algorithms in children with minor head trauma (MHT) have been cond... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tanzania: Cancer Treatment Set for Big Boost
[Daily News] OCEAN Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) is set to start offering PET-CT Scan services from June this year after securing a contractor who will construct the facility over a six-month period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A surgical case of mediastinal hematoma caused by a minor traffic injury - Suzuki K, Shiono S, Hayasaka K, Endoh M.
BACKGROUND: Mediastinal hematoma rarely occurs after a minor traffic injury. CASE PRESENTATION: A woman in her forties was transferred to the emergency room by ambulance due to a traffic accident. Computed tomography (CT) revealed no abnormal findings, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

AI Start-Up Receives FDA Clearance for Comprehensive CT Stroke Package
Tel-Aviv based AI company Aidoc received FDA clearance for tool that spots strokes on brain CT scans. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - January 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: CT Source Type: news

AI can differentiate small renal masses on CT
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately differentiate between...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D VR models improve kidney-sparing surgery outcomes How can 3D printing improve kidney cancer surgery? Do more CT scans lead to more kidney surgeries? CEUS shines for indeterminate small renal masses Texture analysis sorts out indecipherable kidney lesions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

4D CT sheds light on post-TAVR treatment strategies
4D CT scans showed that an anticoagulant-based treatment strategy was more...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing helps evaluate leaks after TAVR procedures ACC: CT detects blood clots that reduce valve motion Artifact reduction algorithm boosts utility of 4D CT CT better than echo for aortic annulus before TAVR 4D CT of subtalar joint aids ankle instability assessment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 9, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Implementation of a brain injury screen MRI for infants at risk for abusive head trauma - Berger RP, Furtado AD, Flom LL, Fromkin JB, Panigrahy A.
BACKGROUND: Head computed tomography (CT) is the current standard of care for evaluating infants at high risk of abusive head trauma. OBJECTIVE: To both assess the feasibility of using a previously developed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Full digital workflow for crown lengthening by using a single surgical guide
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 29 November 2019In Press, Corrected ProofAbstractA technique using a digital workflow for performing crown lengthening by using a free software program is presented to digitally design a single surgical guide. The technique consists of obtaining standard tessellation language (STL) files from intraoral scans from a digital design of the new tooth shape and from a cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan, after which Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) files are converted to the STL format. These files are then superimposed and used for surgical plannin...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 2, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Google ’s AI Bested Doctors in Detecting Breast Cancer in Mammograms
While there has been controversy over when and how often women should be screened for breast cancer using mammograms, studies consistently show that screening can lead to earlier detection of the disease, when it’s more treatable. So improving how effectively mammograms can detect abnormal growths that could be cancerous is a priority in the field. AI could play a role in accomplishing that—computer-based machine learning might help doctors to read mammograms more accurately. In a study published Jan. 1 in Nature, researchers from Google Health, and from universities in the U.S. and U.K., report on an AI model ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Artifical Intelligence Breast Cancer embargoed study MSFTAI2019 Source Type: news

The Recommendation of Cone-beam Computed Tomography and Its Effect on Endodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
ConclusionsCBCT imaging has a significant effect in determining the etiology of endodontic pathoses and in recommending treatment. Furthermore, CBCT imaging is not overprescribed in the endodontic department, and the faculty members adhere to the American Association of Endodontists/American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology recommendations.Key Words: (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 31, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How Medical AI Can Save Patients From Excessive Exposure To Radiation
In the case of CT and PET scans, this means that patients aren't subjected to abnormal levels of radiation, which with CT scans at least can result in an increased risk of cancer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Simon Chandler, Contributor Source Type: news

Ex-NFL players charged in $3.9M healthcare fraud
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged 10 former National Football League...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Office manager in Calif. referral scam gets 5 years Calif. imaging center CEO arrested in $284M fraud scheme Beverly Hills radiologist gets 10 years in fraud case CT scans of ex-NFL athletes reveal enlarged aortas MRI shows brain injury in nearly half of ex-NFL players (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT links vaping to ARDS in new case studies
Radiologists identified vaping-related lung injury patterns on the CT scans...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Imaging experts give insight on vaping-related lung injury Video from RSNA 2019: Vaping and lung disease Vaping case in Canada unearths new lung injury on CT Researchers propose guideline for EVALI diagnosis How to spot vaping-associated lung injury on imaging exams (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Misinterpreted CT scans leading cause of malpractice
Misinterpreting CT scans is the leading cause of patient injury malpractice...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Most malpractice suits resolved in radiologists' favor Is your practice at risk of a malpractice claim? What can radiology learn from tort reform in Tenn.? Misdiagnosis after CT scan spurs $1.5M malpractice verdict Malpractice claim rate against U.S. physicians drops (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Say What … Using AI to Discover Signs of Heart Disease on Lung Cancer Screens?
Researchers are using artificial intelligence to measure a common marker of heart disease via lung cancer screenings. The research was presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Low-dose chest CT is approved for lung cancer screening in high-risk people, such as long-time smokers. While these CT scans are intended to diagnose lung cancer, coronary artery calcium, a measure of plaque in the arteries, is also visible on CT. The coronary artery calcium score derived from CT is a well-established measure that helps doctors decide who should get cholesterol-lowering preventive medicatio...
Source: MDDI - December 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Digital Health IVD Source Type: news

Scanning the pharaohs: Ancient Egypt comes to Chicago
Ever wondered what it's like to work as a paleoradiologist? RSNA 2019 delegates...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT scans unearth ancient cases of cancer in mummies CT, 3D printing bring Egyptian mummy back to life Rewriting history: CT diagnoses ancient cold case How CT unraveled curiosities of King Tut CT provides fresh revelations about ancient Egypt (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

UCSF launches study of CT image quality
How radiologists perceive the image quality of CT scans is the subject of a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: JAMA: Medical imaging use rates continue to rise More pregnant women are undergoing imaging CT radiation dose levels vary widely, new study finds (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 27, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis by Head-contrast 3D CTA Diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis by Head-contrast 3D CTA
This case series demonstrates the usefulness of three-dimensional computed tomography angiography in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Using artificial intelligence to determine whether immunotherapy is working
(Case Western Reserve University) Currently, only about 20% of all cancer patients will actually benefit from costly immunotherapy. New research can now determine which ones are in that category, simply by analyzing previously unseen changes in patterns in CT scans taken when the lung cancer is first diagnosed compared to scans taken after the first 2-3 cycles of immunotherapy treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Radiation From CT Scans Linked to Thyroid Cancer, Leukemia
Elevated risk stronger in women than men; risk for non - Hodgkin lymphoma increased in patients ≤ 45 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

South Africa: PET-CT Scanner Heralds New Era in TB Research
[UCT] The Cape Universities Body Imaging Centre (CUBIC) launched its Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) Core Research Facility on Wednesday, 13 November, bolstering capacity in cutting-edge research on tuberculosis (TB), oncology, neurocognitive disorders, cardiovascular and other diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Radiation From CT Scans Linked to Thyroid Cancer, Leukemia
THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 -- Exposure to medical radiation from computed tomography (CT) scans is associated with an increased risk for thyroid cancer and leukemia, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in JNCI Cancer Spectrum. Yu-Hsuan Shao,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Post-mortem computed tomography for forensic applications: a systematic review of gunshot deaths - Cascini F, Polacco M, Cittadini F, Paliani GB, Oliva A, Rossi R.
The first reported application of computed tomography (CT) to the field of forensic medicine was in 1977 for the study of gunshot injuries to the head. Since then, CT scanning has shown increased uses within the field of forensic practice. In this stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cancer warning: Radiation from CT scans linked to increased risk of thyroid cancer
CANCER currently has no cure, but research is looking into what can increase the risk of it developing and how to prevent it. A new study has found exposure to radiation from CT scans is associated with higher risks of developing thyroid cancer and leukaemia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiation from CT scans associated with increased risk for cancer
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in JNCI Cancer Spectrum finds that exposure to radiation from CT scans is associated with higher risks of developing thyroid cancer and leukemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

National trends in imaging rates for eye-related emergency department visits in the United States - Zafar S, Sebestyen K, Qureshi Z, Schein O, Johnson P, Srikumaran D, Woreta FA.
PURPOSE: To identify nationwide trends and factors associated with advanced imaging (computed tomography [CT] and magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]) use for eye-related emergency department (ED) visits. DESIGN: Retrospective, trend study. ME... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Big Study Finds Many Heart Procedures Won ’t Cut Risk of Having Heart Attack
This study clearly goes against what has been the common wisdom for the last 30, 40 years” and may lead to less testing and invasive treatment for such patients in the future, said Dr. Glenn Levine, a Baylor College of Medicine cardiologist with no role in the research. Some doctors still may quibble with the study, but it was very well done “and I think the results are extremely believable,” he said. About 17 million Americans have clogged arteries that crimp the heart’s blood supply, which can cause periodic chest pain. Cheap and generic aspirin, cholesterol-lowering drugs and blood pressure medic...
Source: TIME: Health - November 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ARILYNN MARCHIONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

Using micro-computed tomography to examine the larynx in cases of suspected strangulation-a comparison of case findings and control images - Baier W, Burnett BA, Payne M, Warnett JM, Williams MA.
The examination of strangulation is one of the most challenging causes of death diagnoses encountered in forensic pathology. The injuries are often subtle and difficult to detect, especially in cases that lack superficial marks. Fractures of the laryngeal ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

The use of computed tomography imaging for abdominal seatbelt sign: a single-center, prospective evaluation - Delaplain PT, Barrios C, Spencer D, Lekawa M, Schubl S, Dosch A, Grigorian A, Smith M, Pejcinovska M, Nahmias J.
INTRODUCTION: Guidelines surrounding abdominal seat belt sign (SBS) were made prior to the use of modern computed tomography (CT) imaging. We sought to prospectively determine whether a negative CT scan is associated with the absence of hollow viscus injur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New method estimates postsurgical AAA rupture risk on CTA
A new biomechanics technique can estimate the long-term prognosis of abdominal...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIIM: AI boosts triage efficiency for aortic tears on CTA USPSTF proposes to reaffirm stance on AAA screening Value of AAA screening drops as smoking declines Cinematic rendering aids diagnosis in aortic complication CT scans of ex-NFL athletes reveal enlarged aortas (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news