Can black bone MRI match CT for pediatric head trauma?
Black bone MRI may be a viable, radiation-free alternative to CT for the evaluation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High rate of pediatric head CT persists despite efforts CT decision tool optimizes head CT for kids with trauma SIIM: CDS guides appropriate pediatric head CT orders New statement defines abusive head trauma in kids Study finds many pediatric head CT scans unnecessary (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Bone Indices on CT Scan Predict Fracture Risk in Older Adults
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- High-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) indices improve prediction of fracture beyond bone mineral density and Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) scores in older adults, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Face Transplant Gave This 26-Year-Old a ‘Second Chance at Life’ — And Points to a Promising Future for Patients
Cameron Underwood is back to golfing, restoring cars and even sky-diving, less than three years after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound that severely damaged his face and nearly claimed his life. Underwood, now 26, was left without the majority of his lower jaw, teeth and nose, and with significantly impaired eyesight, speech and mouth function, after his June 2016 injury. But just 18 months later, the California resident became NYU Langone Health’s second-ever face transplant recipient and one of about 40 worldwide — a remarkably brief journey that he says gave him “a second chance at life.&rdquo...
Source: TIME: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

This total body scanner shows 3D images of the whole body
A University of California Davis-developed medical imaging scanner has produced the first 3D picture of the whole human body at once. The scanner, known as the Explorer, is a combination of a positron emission tomography (PET) and X-ray computed tomography (CT). It is able to image the entire body using both scanning methods and can produce the image in as little as one second. Over time, Explorer can make videos that can track specially tagged drugs as they move through the body. UC Davis scientists Simon Cherry and Ramsey Badawi developed the scanner and suggest that the technology could be used in a number of applicatio...
Source: Mass Device - November 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Imaging CT scans PET scans University of California Davis Source Type: news

Patient's Elevated Airway Pressure Puzzles Providers
Discussion Whether they’re “sensed” through difficulty in ventilating a patient manually via a bag-valve mask or noted because of a ventilator alarm, elevated airway pressures present a risk of harm to the patient. Many ventilators are set to not only alarm at certain airway pressures, but to alter the inspiratory flow delivered to a patient in order to avoid further elevations in airway pressure. This may result in a reduction in the tidal volume delivered to the patient and/or reduced minute ventilation, both of which may result in hypoventilation and resulting hypercapnia. This adjustment, which ventil...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: John Freese, MD Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Woman who was told by doctors she must be pregnant because of her giant belly had a FOUR STONE cyst
Keely Favell, 28, of Swansea, had numerous pregnancy tests come back negative. She grew from a size 14 to a 22, until a CT scan revealed a large cyst that took 4 hours to remove. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aidoc partners with Nuance on AI validation process
Israeli artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Aidoc has partnered...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Aidoc partners with SaferMD on AI for MIPS reporting Aidoc adds U.S., European sales directors Aidoc lands FDA clearance for AI software in head CT Aidoc unveils AI algorithm for analysis of CT scans Aidoc Medical raises $7M (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nerve Zap Might Ease Pain of Herniated Disk
A therapy that has been around since the 1980s, combined with modern CT scan technology, may ease back pain through inflammation-reducing pulses of energy sent down the spine with pinpoint accuracy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RSNA: Refractory Back Pain Responds to CT-Guided Pulsed RF
TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 -- Computed tomography (CT)-guided pulsed radiofrequency (pRF) is effective for patients with acute or subacute neuroradicular low back pain that is refractory to usual care, according to a study presented at the annual... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

To scan or not to scan: overutilization of computed tomography for minor head injury at  a pediatric trauma center - Kauffman JD, Litz CN, Thiel SA, Nguyen ATH, Carey A, Danielson PD, Chandler NM.
BACKGROUND: Degree of compliance with Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) recommendations for radiographic evaluation following minor head injury in children is not well understood. The aim of this study was to assess PECARN complian... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Can S100b serum biomarker testing reduce head computed tomography scanning in  children with mild traumatic brain injury? - Roumpf SK, Welch JL.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis complicating COPD is associated with a higher exacerbation rate and a distinct pattern on chest CT scan compared to COPD
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Samsung ’ s NeuroLogica, MaxQ AI ink collab distro deal
Samsung Electronics (LON:BC94) subsidiary NeuroLogica said today that it inked a distribution deal with MaxQ AI to integrate its artificial intelligence software with NeuroLogica’s medical imaging tech in the U.S. and EU’s acute care marketplace. Through the deal, NeuroLogica said that it will offer MaxQ’s Accipio IX, part of the AI-company’s FDA-cleared and CE Mark approved Accipio Insight intracranial hemorrhage platform intended to support acute care physicians by identifying patients with suspected intracranial hemorrhage using non-contrast head computed tomography imaging. “We are ho...
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Imaging Neurological Software / IT maxqai NeuroLogica Corp. samsung Source Type: news

Aidoc partners with SaferMD on AI for MIPS reporting
Israeli artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Aidoc and SaferMD have...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Aidoc adds U.S., European sales directors Aidoc lands FDA clearance for AI software in head CT Aidoc unveils AI algorithm for analysis of CT scans SaferMD helps radiologists reduce malpractice risk Brit teams with SaferMD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Intracranial Hemorrhage Detection Software Receives FDA Clearance
“AI and machine learning are going to transform healthcare, as they have virtually every other industry they have touched,” said Gene Saragnese, chairman and CEO of MaxQ AI in an interview with MD+DI. “Our world is surrounded by algorithms that present information, but one place it’s been lacking is healthcare.” MaxQ AI is doing its best to remedy that deficiency, starting with software that can detect intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). The company’s recently FDA-cleared Accipio Ix is used with noncontrast co...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

HeartFlow wins Japanese reimbursement for FFRct analysis
HeartFlow said yesterday that it won reimbursement coverage from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for its HeartFlow FFRct fractional flow reserve analysis. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said that it has already received approval from the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency, and that reimbursement will go into effect beginning on December 1. “When a patient presents with symptoms suggesting CAD, we want to be able to quickly and effectively diagnose patients while reducing the need for unnecessary tests or invasive procedures. In clinical studies, we were able to see fir...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Featured Imaging Software / IT HeartFlow Source Type: news

Canon Medical wins FDA nod for Vantage Orion 1.5T MRI
Canon (NYSE:CAJ) Medical Systems said today that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Vantage Orian 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system. The Japan-based company said that the clearance of the Vantage Orian “represents a new standard in the premium wide bore 1.5T market,” and touted that the device includes new technology intended to improve productivity, patient comfort and diagnostic clinical confidence. “We are committed to offering our customers the premium diagnostic imaging tools they need to deliver accurate, confident and effective patient care. The Vantage Orian was designed to in...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Canon Source Type: news

BTG Rides High on 2-Year Sentry Data at VIVA
Two-year results from BTG’s SENTRY trial paint a positive picture of the company’s bioconvertible inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. The London-based company unveiled the data at the Vascular Intervention Advances conference in Las Vegas. The prospective, multicenter trial of the BTG Sentry, found that in addition to providing protection against pulmonary embolism (PE) during the transient risk period, the device also had zero instances of tilt, perforation, migration and embolization through two years of imaging-intensive follow-up. In the long-term data, 85 patients were followed for 24 ...
Source: MDDI - November 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

New SPECT tracer targets NSCLC receptor
Researchers from the U.S. and China are developing a SPECT tracer that could...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Novel PET tracer may improve NSCLC patient management FDG-PET/CT could improve treatment for NSCLC patients Study questions value of CT scans after NCSLC surgery SNMMI: FDG-PET can monitor immunotherapy for NSCLC (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Siemens wins FDA nod for Cios Spin mobile 3D C-arm
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today that it won FDA clearance for its Cios Spin mobile C-arm device for intraoperative 3D imaging. The newly cleared Cios Spin produces 3D computed tomography-like imaging for orthopedic, trauma and spinal surgery that Siemens claims can reduce the rate of revisions and need for post-operative CT. The Cios Spin supports both 2D and 3D imaging and can be used for a variety of procedures, including vascular imaging, Siemens said. The system also features NaviLink 3D digital navigation and flat panel detector technology and other software packages. “Siemens Healthineers is...
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Siemens Healthineers Source Type: news

Florida Hospital breaks ground on Oviedo freestanding ER
Florida Hospital has broken ground on its new freestanding emergency department in Oviedo. The Orlando-based nonprofit health care provider will open the 19,000-square-foot AdventHealth Oviedo ER by fall 2019. The facility at 8100 Red Bug Lake Road will include two kid-friendly patient rooms, imaging technology like X-ray, CT scan and ultrasound equipment, as well as a medical laborator y. “We are excited to add this ER to our growing network of care,” Jennifer Wandersleben, CEO of Florida Hospital’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Gala Therapeutics launches RheOx chronic bronchitis trial
Gala Therapeutics said today that it launched an early feasibility study of its RheOx system for treating chronic bronchitis, and that the first two patients in the trial have already been enrolled. Initial patient enrollment took place at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, with RheOx bronchial rheoplasty procedures performed by Dr. Frank Sciurba and Roy Semaan, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company said. “We are pleased to partner with Gala in treating the first US patients and thus continuing the contribution of UPMC as a leader in the development of novel devices for our patients with COPD. RheOx off...
Source: Mass Device - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory galatherapeutics Source Type: news

Cone-beam Computed Tomography Compared with Intraoral Radiographic Lesions in Endodontic Outcome Studies: A Systematic Review
ConclusionsAlthough intraoral radiographs are the imaging modality of choice, when 2-dimensional intraoral radiography is inconclusive, CBCT imaging was reported in this investigation to have twice the odds of detecting a periapical lesion than traditional periapical radiography in endodontic outcome studies. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Diagnose the Mystery Structure in This Patient & #039;s CT Scans
CT images from a 58-year-old female who underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer show a previously unseen structure. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Source Type: news

Why You Might Get Kidney Cancer If You Move To Florida
You may want to ask your doctors to think twice before ordering an unnecessary CT scan or treating an incidental “diagnosis.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Marshall and Rotterdam Computed Tomography scores in predicting early deaths after brain trauma - Mohammadifard M, Ghaemi K, Hanif H, Sharifzadeh G, Haghparast M.
Trauma is one of the most important issues of most healthcare systems accompanying with head trauma in the most cases. We sought to determine the scoring system and initial Computed Tomography (CT) findings predicting the death at hospital discharge (early... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

No Drop Seen in CT Use for Pediatric Head Trauma
FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 -- Computed tomography (CT) neuroimaging did not decrease from 2007 to 2015 among pediatric patients evaluated in the emergency department for head injury, according to a study published in the October issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CT reveals heart enlargement differs in men, women
Is CT a viable alternative to cardiac MRI for assessing heart chamber enlargement?...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Imaging modalities differ in assessing key heart metric CT finds heart disease in patients with lung cancer Cardiac hybrid imaging predicts adverse cardiac events CT scans of ex-NFL athletes reveal enlarged aortas Cardiac MRI beats SPECT for predicting heart events (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IASLC issues statement on lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) today issued a statement on lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) based on results from the Dutch-Belgian NELSON lung cancer screening trial presented at the IASLC 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Toronto, Canada. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Molecular CT scan could speed drug discovery
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Service, R. F. Tags: Chemistry, Engineering In Depth Source Type: news

Novel machine-learning methodology refines simulation of heart anatomy and function
A rapid optimization technique for mitral-valve modeling is applicable to other cardiac structures. Reza Salari, Thornton Tomasetti Applied Science Preselected matching points are used to measure the difference between the simulated and target shapes of a diseased mitral valve. (Image courtesy of Thornton Tomasetti) The medical device industry is making great strides in finite element analysis (FEA), a fundamental tool underlying simulation-guided product development. FEA enables evaluation and prediction of the behavior of implanted medical devices and their interactions with human tissues. Yet going from accurate modelin...
Source: Mass Device - October 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Adaptiiv teams with University of Hong Kong on software use, research
Adaptiiv said that the University of Hong Kong will begin using the company’s 3D bolus software and that it will partner with the university’s clinical oncology department to develop new applications. Adaptiiv (Halifax, Nova Scotia) designed its software to convert cancer patient CT scan data into a digital model that can be used to print a bolus that conforms to patient anatomy, according to the company. The structure is then exported as an STL file that can be printed in a matter of hours on a healthcare facility’s existing 3D printer or on a printer provided by the company. Get the full story...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Featured Oncology Research & Development adaptiivmedicaltechnologies universityofhongkong Source Type: news

ASTRO 2018 Roundup: Fujifilm enters US CT market with FCT Embrace
Fujifilm (TSE:4901) said this week it launched the FCT Embrace 85cm wide bore computed tomography imaging unit, touting it as the world’s first such device to hit the market. The system launch marks the company’s first foray into the CT field, FujiFilm said. The release was announced at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting ASTRO in San Antonio, Texas. The FCT Embrace system offers 64 and 128 slice configurations, and is intended for use in both oncology and radiology applications, the Tokyo-based company said. The system offers enhanced CT simulation and radiotherapy treatment pl...
Source: Mass Device - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Oncology fujifilm Qfix Positioning royalphilips Varian Medical Systems ViewRay Inc. Source Type: news

Diagnostic Strategy Can Rule Out PE in Pregnant Women
MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 -- A diagnostic strategy based on pretest clinical probability assessment, high-sensitivity D-dimer testing, bilateral lower-limb compression ultrasonography (CUS), and computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) can... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. military to adopt Adaptiiv ’s 3D bolus cancer software
  Adaptiiv’s 3D-printed boluses are printed from material that has a uniform thickness and conforms to patient anatomy. (Image courtesy of Adaptiiv.) Adaptiiv Medical Technologies said that the U.S. military will use its 3D bolus software to treat American veterans with cancer at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Adaptiiv designed its software to convert patient CT scan data into a digital model that can be used to print a bolus that conforms to patient anatomy, according to the company. The structure is then exported as an STL file that can be printed in a matter of hours on a healthcare f...
Source: Mass Device - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Oncology adaptiivmedicaltechnologies walterreednationalmilitarymedicalcenter Source Type: news

CT Abdominal Aortic Calcification Score Predicts CV Event Risk
MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 -- A computed tomography (CT)-based abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) score is a strong predictor of future cardiovascular events in asymptomatic patients, according to a study published online Oct. 2 in Radiology. Stacey D.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CT radiomics improves management of bile duct cancer
Researchers from China have developed a radiomics model that can determine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiomics helps distinguish lung cancer nodules on CT AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US? AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes AAPM: Radiomics helps fine-tune radiation therapy dose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CS 9600 Ideal Solution for OMS Specialty
CHICAGO—The CS 9600 cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system is a highly intelligent piece of technology designed with oral surgeons and implantologists in mind. Intuitive features give the five-in-one system the capability to deliver exceptional image quality for more precise diagnoses, while maintaining ease-of-use and patient comfort.This advanced system combines 2D panoramic technology, CBCT imaging, 3D model/impression scanning1 and 3D facial scanning,2 along with optional cephalometric imaging,2 to meet every clinical need. Up to 14 fields of view, including FOVs ideal forexamining the maxillofacial region, ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 18, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

AI can prescreen head CT studies for urgent findings
A set of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can prescreen head CT scans...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DeepSpine AI enhances grading of lumbar spinal stenosis AI reduces false positives in screening mammography NYMIIS: Next-gen PACS will include 'best-of-breed' AI New opportunities emerge for AI in medical imaging AI characterizes complex mood disorders from fMRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Gates Vascular Institute okayed for 'revolutionary' stroke upgrade
Buffalo General Medical Center has received state approvals to add 4-D imaging equipment adjacent to its emergency department, a move it says will “revolutionize” stroke treatment. The hospital filed plans this summer to invest $2.5 million in a 4-Dimensional Computed Tomography system from Canon Medical USA, creating a cardiac catheterization lab suite within Buff Gen’s Gates Vascular Institute emergency department. The state Departme nt of Health approved the project Oct. 10.  The equipment… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Radiological Case: Giant Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Pleura Radiological Case: Giant Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Pleura
What did contrast-enhanced CT scan reveal about the origin of this patient's chronic shortness of breath and wheezing?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cinematic rendering enhances ovarian cancer evaluation
The photorealistic detail provided by cinematically rendered CT scans helped...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cinematic rendering bolsters AI for depth estimation on endoscopy Physicians prefer cinematic rendering for ankle injuries Cinematic rendering sheds light on abdominal pathology Cinematic rendering aids diagnosis in aortic complication Video from RSNA 2017: Cinematic rendering -- Just pretty pictures or paradigm shift? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

UCLA is awarded $5 million to develop tools to detect lung cancer earlier
Researchers from the UCLA School of Dentistry and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have been awarded $5 million over five years from the National Cancer Institute to develop liquid biopsy tools for testing individuals who could have lung cancer — the leading cause of cancer death in both U.S. men and women. The award, one of only six given in the nation, will support further development of the tools to improve methods for early detection of lung cancer.Today ’s standard of care in diagnosing lung cancer involves a low-dose computed tomography scan of the lungs, evaluating whether there are what are c...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Impact of voxel size and scan time on the accuracy of three-dimensional radiological imaging data from cone-beam computed tomography
ConclusionsWhen using small voxel sizes, the scan time does not have a significant impact on image accuracy and therefore the scan time can be shortened. However, for larger voxel sizes, shorter scan times can lead to increased inaccuracy. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 8, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Geographic Availability of Low-Dose Computed Tomography for Lung Cancer Screening in the United States, 2017
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Does the incidence of thoracic aortic injury warrant the routine use of chest computed tomography in children? - Arbuthnot M, Onwubiko C, Osborne M, Mooney DP.
BACKGROUND: Thoracic aortic injury is a potentially life-threatening injury associated with rapid deceleration mechanisms. Diagnosis is made by chest computed tomography (CT), which is associated with a risk of radiation-induced malignancy. We sought to de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Impact of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) guidelines on emergency department use of head computed tomography at a level I safety-net trauma center - Gerber N, Sookraj K, Munnangi S, Angus LDG, Lamba V, Kumar K, Doraiswamy B.
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether the emergency department usage of head computed tomography (CT) on pediatric patients with minor head trauma changed after publication of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) head CT guidelines and to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The value of post-mortem computed tomography of burned victims in a forensic setting - de Bakker HM, Roelandt GHJ, Soerdjbalie-Maikoe V, van Rijn RR, de Bakker BS.
OBJECTIVES: Fire deaths are challenging fatalities for forensic pathologists, as the main question of whether death was due to the fire or not needs to be answered. In this retrospective study, we assessed whether post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) has... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Beyond the scalpel: Why 'virtual' autopsies may be the way of the future
It's a familiar scene, whether on TV or in the lab: A body is cut open, prodded and poked to reveal how someone died. Now a recent study suggests a high-tech, less-invasive version of an autopsy — using MRI and CT scans — performs just as well as a conventional post-mortem exam. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news