Utilization of torso computed tomography for the evaluation of ground level falls: more imaging does not equal better care - Zhu M, O'Brien M, Shaikh SP, Brahmbhatt TS, LeBedis C, Scantling D, Sanchez SE.
INTRODUCTION: Computed tomography (CT) of the chest (CTC), abdomen, and pelvis (CTAP) is common when assessing trauma patients in the emergency department. However, unnecessary imaging can expose patients to unneeded radiation and increase healthcare costs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Radiomic features on CT help classify ovarian cancer subtypes
Radiomic features extracted from contrast-enhanced CT can help classify subtype...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Does hot weather cause a spike in CT scans? Take a 'timeout' in the ED to reduce repeat CT exams ISCT: Don't underestimate CT's role in population health efforts Use of CT booms in the emergency department Referring physicians consider radiation risk when ordering CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 6, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A 2.5D deep learning-based method for drowning diagnosis using post-mortem computed tomography - Zeng Y, Zhang X, Kawasumi Y, Usui A, Ichiji K, Funayama M, Homma N.
It is challenging to diagnose drowning in autopsy even with the help of post-mortem multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) due to the complex pathophysiology and the shortage of forensic specialists equipped with radiology knowledge. Therefore, a computer-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

CT scans of toothed bird fossil leads to jaw-dropping discovery
Dating back more than 65m years, specimen ’s mobile palate challenges understanding of avian evolutionFossil experts have cooked the goose of a key tenet in avian evolution after finding a premodern bird from more than 65m years ago that could move its beak like modern fowl.The toothy animal was discovered in the 1990s by an amateur fossil collector at a quarry in Belgium and dates to about 66.7m years ago – shortly before theasteroid strike that wiped out non-avian dinosaurs.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 30, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Fossils Biology Evolution Science Birds Animals Source Type: news

Visual and auditory hallucinations: an uncommon side effect of levetiracetam in an elderly patient - Tahir H, Ayyaz F, Ekwegh U.
This report focuses on a 77-year-old female who was admitted to an acute geriatrics unit at a tertiary care hospital with a history of recurrent falls and right leg weakness. Computed tomography o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Does hot weather cause a spike in CT scans?
Swiss researchers say trauma CT scan volume can be forecasted on the basis o...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can improve fracture detection on whole-body trauma CT Use of CT booms in the emergency department 'Pop-up' alert boosts appropriate pediatric CT use in the ED Questions, dilemmas abound in fast-moving world of trauma imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 30, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Screening Pushes 20-Year Survival Rate to 80% Lung Cancer Screening Pushes 20-Year Survival Rate to 80%
Results of a large, international study show the benefit of annual, low-dose CT scans for those diagnosed early persists at 20 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - November 28, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Screening Can Catch Tumors When They ’ re Curable, New Research Finds
For the past six years, Elyssa Barbaro has gotten screened for lung cancer. The 71-year-old New Yorker smoked for about 50 years, but she doubts she would have gotten an annual preventative CT scan if her pulmonologist hadn’t told her she should. Even though the procedure takes just 15 minutes, it saved her life—more than once. During her CT scans in 2019 and 2020, cancer was discovered in Barbaro’s lungs. At first, Barbaro was terrified to learn that she had cancer. But because her doctors had checked her lungs annually, and then every six months after her diagnoses, they were able to find the nodules so...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthscienceclimate Wellbeing Source Type: news

Texas grandmother beat lung cancer the SAME DAY she was diagnosed after doctors decided to act fast
April Boudreau, 61, (pictured) was receiving yearly CT scans after having survived cancer three times already. One of her routine checks in January revealed a nodule on her right lung. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inoperable Lung Cancer: Innovations That Are Changing the Outlook
Innovations for inoperable lung cancer like CT-scan-guided radiation and immunotherapy may soon be combined to fight lung cancer more effectively. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is head CT effective for assessing acute altered mental states?
Is head CT effective for assessing acute atraumatic altered mental states suc...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Could cold, hard cash reduce unnecessary head CT scans? Canadian head CT rule reduces unnecessary exams More than one-third of emergency head CTs unnecessary CT protocols prove vital for success in severe trauma cases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NHS gives GP teams direct access to tests to speed up cancer diagnosis
From this month, every GP team will be able to directly order CT scans, ultrasounds or brain MRIs for patients with concerning symptoms, but who fall outside NICE threshold for urgent suspected cancer referral, to help cut waiting times& speed up cancer diagnosis/all clear. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs are told to send suspected cancer patients DIRECTLY for scans in bid to speed up diagnoses 
Health bosses in England want family doctors to bypass hospital medics and request more ultrasounds, brain MRIs and CT scans themselves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS to roll out direct access to cancer tests for all GP practices
All GP practices in England will be given direct access to CT scans, ultrasound and brain MRIs under plans to speed up cancer tests for patients who fall outside criteria for urgent referrals. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 15, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

Bilateral orbital subperiosteal hematoma in attempted suicide by hanging - Belloni E, Pauroso S, Scagnelli P.
We present the imaging findings of a 53-year-old woman who was brought to Emergency Department in comatose state after attempting suicide by hanging. She underwent non-contrast head and neck Computed Tomography that showed bilateral lenticular shaped h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news