Ultralow-dose CT slashes radiation dose for fractures
Just how low can CT radiation dose go? Researchers from New York City found...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Routine CT scans may help determine risk of fracture WhatsApp works well for pediatric ortho trauma CT detects frailty and predicts survival in elderly Blunt abdominopelvic trauma algorithm cuts CT use in ER Ultralow-dose CT successfully detects fractures (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Tasmanian tiger joey 3D scans may unlock evolutionary mystery
CT scans of thylacine specimens are being used to investigate why they resembled dogs despite last sharing an ancestor 160m years agoJoeys of thylacines, or Tasmanian tigers, look much like the young of every other marsupial: bald, pink, and with pronounced forelimbs and jaws for crawling into their mother ’s pouch and latching on to a teat.So it ’s perhaps not surprising that, in the 200-year history of collecting and cataloguing various thylacine specimens for museum exhibits, there has been a bit of a mix-up.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Calla Wahlquist Tags: Extinct wildlife Endangered species Conservation Australia news Animals Science Source Type: news

Aidoc unveils AI algorithm for analysis of CT scans
Israeli artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Aidoc has introduced...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIDoc Medical raises $7M (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Oks First Blood Based Concussion Detection Test
A new blood-based test could help change the way TBI’s such as concussions are detected in patients. FDA recently granted a De Novo request to Banyan Biomarkers to market the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator (BTI). “The goal standard right now is the CT scan and it’s better than anything else out there,” Henry Nordhoff, chairman and CEO of Banyan Biomarkers, told MD+DI. “But the problem with CT is the cost; the time it takes; and the amount of ionizing radiation that’s delivered to the brain. It’s particularly dangerous when it’s a developing brain. You’re getting about 10...
Source: MDDI - February 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Fatal road traffic vehicle collisions with pedestrian victims: forensic postmortem computed tomography and autopsy correlation - Chatzaraki V, Thali MJ, Ampanozi G, Schweitzer W.
Fatal car-to-pedestrian collisions regularly appear in the forensic pathologist's routine, particularly in places of extended urbanization. Postmortem computed tomography has gained an exceptional role to supplement autopsy worldwide, giving information th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Blood-Based Concussion Detection Test
A new blood-based test could help change the way TBI’s such as concussions are detected in patients. FDA recently granted a De Novo request to Banyan Biomarkers to market the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator (BTI). “The goal standard right now is the CT scan and it’s better than anything else out there,” Henry Nordhoff, chairman and CEO of Banyan Biomarkers, told MD+DI. “But the problem with CT is the cost; the time it takes; and the amount of ionizing radiation that’s delivered to the brain. It’s particularly dangerous when it’s a developing brain. You’re getting about 10...
Source: MDDI - February 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

FDA clears software using AI to evaluate CT scans for stroke
Artificial Intelligence healthcare developer Viz.ai said this week it won approval from the FDA for its LVO Stroke platform designed to analyze computed tomography results and notify providers of potential strokes, touting it as the first such system to win FDA clearance. The company’s LVO Stroke platform is designed using deep learning and connects to a hospital CT scanner to alert stroke specialists that a suspected LVO stroke has been identified, with the ability to send radiological images directly to the physician’s phones. “Timely LVO stroke identification and transfer to a specialist hospital that ...
Source: Mass Device - February 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT vizai Source Type: news

Banyan Biomarkers wins 1st FDA nod for concussion blood test
Banyan Biomarkers this week won FDA clearance for its Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator blood test designed to evaluate concussions in adults, making it the first such test of its kind to get a pass from the federal watchdog. Approval for the device came through the the FDA’s breakthrough devices program and took only six months to review, according to a release from the agency. Patients with suspected mild traumatic brain injuries are normally examined using a neurological scale followed by a computed tomography scan to detect brain tissue damage or intracranial lesions that could require treatment, but often do not hav...
Source: Mass Device - February 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Banyan Biomarkers Source Type: news

How can radiologists prepare for future of AI?
Yes, artificial intelligence (AI) will likely be a useful adjunct for radiologists...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology? AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Video from RSNA 2017: How will AI change radiology? Should radiologists and pathologists unite to master AI? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA authorizes marketing of 1st blood test to aid in eval of concussion in adults. Most patients eval'd for concussion w/ a CT scan don't have detectable brain tissue damage. This quick testing option helps reduce the need for CT scans, radiation exposure https://go.usa.gov/xnFxq   pic.twitter.com/srv921peN7
FDA authorizes marketing of 1st blood test to aid in eval of concussion in adults. Most patients eval'd for concussion w/ a CT scan don't have detectable brain tissue damage. This quick testing option helps reduce the need for CT scans, radiation exposure https://go.usa.gov/xnFxq  pic.twitter.com/srv921peN7 (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - February 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Blood Test to Help Diagnose Brain Injuries
(CHICAGO) — The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval. The move means Banyan Biomarkers can commercialize its test, giving the company an early lead in the biotech industry’s race to find a way to diagnose concussions. The test doesn’t detect concussions and the approval won’t immediately change how patients with suspected concussions or other brain trauma are treated. But Wednesday’s green light by the Food and Drug Administration “is a big deal because then it opens the door and accelerates technology,” said Michael Mc...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Tanner / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Arterys Receives First FDA Clearance for Broad Oncology Imaging Suite with Deep Learning
FDA clearance covers all solid tumors. Initial launch will include Liver AI and Lung AI oncology software to empower clinicians to quickly measure and track lesions and nodules in MRI and CT scans SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Mark... Devices, Radiology, Oncology, FDA Arterys, imaging, artificial intelligence (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Blood Test to Detect Concussion
Known as the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, it could help reduce the need for CT scans and thus decrease radiation exposure to patients, according to the FDA. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Software to Notify Specialists When CT Scan Suggests Stroke
(MedPage Today) -- Artificial intelligence jumps ahead of standard review to mobilize team (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - February 14, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Blood Test to Aid in Concussion Diagnosis FDA Clears First Blood Test to Aid in Concussion Diagnosis
The Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator may help reduce the need for CT scans and radiation exposure for patients suspected of having mild TBI.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

HeartFlow closes $240m Series E
HeartFlow said today it closed a $240 million Series E round of financing, with funds slated to support commercial expansion and studies of its HeartFlow FFRct analysis system. Redwood City, Calif.-based HeartFlow’s FFRct technology works by taking the data from a standard CT scan and applying algorithms that result in a color-coded 3D “map” detailing the changes in flow across coronary lesions. Financing in the round included investments from Wellington Management, Baillie Gifford & Company and existing investors, the company said. “We are delighted to be investing in HeartFlow on beh...
Source: Mass Device - February 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup HeartFlow Source Type: news

Blood Test for Concussion OK'd
(MedPage Today) -- Helps inform management, including decision on whether CT scan is indicated (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA authorizes marketing of 1st blood test to aid in eval of concussion in adults. Most patients eval'd for concussion w/ a CT scan don't have detectable brain tissue damage. This quick testing option helps reduce the need for CT scans, radiation exposure https://go.usa.gov/xn6vh   pic.twitter.com/QQzznfsvmI
FDA authorizes marketing of 1st blood test to aid in eval of concussion in adults. Most patients eval'd for concussion w/ a CT scan don't have detectable brain tissue damage. This quick testing option helps reduce the need for CT scans, radiation exposure https://go.usa.gov/xn6vh  pic.twitter.com/QQzznfsvmI (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - February 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at US_FDA) Source Type: news

FDA authorizes marketing of first blood test to aid in the evaluation of concussion in adults
; new quick testing option to help reduce need for CT scans, radiation exposure for patients (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

First Blood Test to Evaluate Potential Concussions Approved
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- The first blood test designed to help doctors evaluate whether a suspected brain injury is a concussion has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Traditional concussion evaluation includes a CT scan of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Blood Test to Detect Concussions
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- The first blood test to help diagnose a concussion has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Known as the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, it could help reduce the need for CT scans and thus decrease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Clears Triage Software to Flag Signs of Stroke on CT FDA Clears Triage Software to Flag Signs of Stroke on CT
The Viz.AI Contact application is a computer-aided triage software that uses artificial intelligence to analyze CT scans for signs of stroke, the agency said.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Permits Marketing of Clinical Decision Support Software for Alerting Providers of a Potential Stroke in Patients
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of the Viz.AI Contact application, a type of clinical decision support software designed to analyze computed tomography (CT) results that may notify providers of a potential stroke in their patients. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Too Many Patients Know Too Little About Their MRI, CT Scans: Study
TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 -- Before they go in for an X-ray, CT scan or MRI, patients may have questions about their screening. But new research finds at least one in every five people saying they received no information about their procedures... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FirstNet Brings High Quality, Efficient Care Directly to the Patient
FirstNet brings a high-quality, efficient communications network to the field Photos courtesy FirstNet Senior Public Safety Liaison, Kyle S. Richardson Ask any EMT or paramedic why they do what they do, and I can almost promise you they'll all give some form of the same answer: They went into this field to help people. Quality patient care and positive outcomes are at the very core of EMS. Today's EMS responders have tremendous capabilities to provide care to our patients, and to a very limited degree that capability is enhanced using mobile broadband communication with our medical direction system. Unfortunately, befo...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brent Williams, EMT-P Tags: Communications & Dispatch Operations Source Type: news

FirstNet Brings High Quality, Efficient Care Directly to the Patient
FirstNet brings a high-quality, efficient communications network to the field Photos courtesy FirstNet Senior Public Safety Liaison, Kyle S. Richardson Ask any EMT or paramedic why they do what they do, and I can almost promise you they'll all give some form of the same answer: They went into this field to help people. Quality patient care and positive outcomes are at the very core of EMS. Today's EMS responders have tremendous capabilities to provide care to our patients, and to a very limited degree that capability is enhanced using mobile broadband communication with our medical direction system. Unfortunately, befo...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brent Williams, EMT-P Tags: Communications & Dispatch Operations Source Type: news

FirstNet Brings High Quality, Efficient Care Directly to the Patient
FirstNet brings a high-quality, efficient communications network to the field Photos courtesy FirstNet Senior Public Safety Liaison, Kyle S. Richardson Ask any EMT or paramedic why they do what they do, and I can almost promise you they'll all give some form of the same answer: They went into this field to help people. Quality patient care and positive outcomes are at the very core of EMS. Today's EMS responders have tremendous capabilities to provide care to our patients, and to a very limited degree that capability is enhanced using mobile broadband communication with our medical direction system. Unfortunately, befo...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brent Williams, EMT-P Tags: Communications & Dispatch Operations Source Type: news

FirstNet Brings High Quality, Efficient Care Directly to the Patient
FirstNet brings a high-quality, efficient communications network to the field Photos courtesy FirstNet Senior Public Safety Liaison, Kyle S. Richardson Ask any EMT or paramedic why they do what they do, and I can almost promise you they'll all give some form of the same answer: They went into this field to help people. Quality patient care and positive outcomes are at the very core of EMS. Today's EMS responders have tremendous capabilities to provide care to our patients, and to a very limited degree that capability is enhanced using mobile broadband communication with our medical direction system. Unfortunately, befo...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brent Williams, EMT-P Tags: Communications & Dispatch Operations Source Type: news

Routine CT scans may help determine risk of fracture
Collecting bone mineral density measurements from routine CT scans of elderly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT detects frailty and predicts survival in elderly Blunt abdominopelvic trauma algorithm cuts CT use in ER Ultralow-dose CT successfully detects fractures Data from CTC scans improve osteoporosis screening CT scans do double duty as osteoporosis test (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Shift to R & D prompts Philips Healthcare to shutter manufacturing at Cleveland imaging plant
The healthcare business at Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said last week that it plans to shutter manufacturing operations at a Cleveland plant that makes computed tomography scanners as part of a $600 million R&D initiative. The Dutch healthcare giant said Feb. 9 that it also plans to invest in a service training program in Cleveland. Manufacturing at the CT plant in Highland Heights, Ohio, which accounts for 3% of Philips’ imaging sales, is slated to shut down during the second half of the year, the company said. Philips plans to spends $600 million annually on its North American R&D programs. “Philips...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Imaging Wall Street Beat Layoffs royalphilips Source Type: news

Simplify Medical closes $23m in 2nd tranche of Series B
Simplify Medical said today it closed $23.3 million as part of the second tranche of its oversubscribed Series B financing, which brought in a total of $44.3 million for the company and its namesake cervical disc replacement. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company’s Simplify disc is designed to be magnetic resonance imaging safe and to eliminate imaging artifacts created by metals through the use of a PEEK-on-ceramic construction. The Simplify disc won CE Mark approval in the European Union in February 2015. “Having an oversubscribed Series B is a testament to the large opportunity presented by the ...
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal Simplify Medical Source Type: news

Deep-learning algorithm can assess breast density
A deep-learning algorithm can provide fully automated analysis of breast density...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology? Breast density laws mystify primary care providers AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Routine imaging scans may predict fracture risk in older adults
(Wiley) Routine body CT scans may help clinicians estimate an individual's risk of future osteoporotic fracture, according to new study results published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How would you sequence this treatment for this implant?
A 17 year old boy came into my office today missing tooth #8. The CT scan shows that the buccal cortical plate is still intact but the gingiva appear traumatized buccally. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 8, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Study: Early Identification Needed for Mesothelioma Advances
Professor John Cherrie at Heriot-Watt University in the United Kingdom believes future treatment advances and improved patient outcomes for mesothelioma rests with a formula to better identify and screen high-risk patients. It could make an early diagnosis of the asbestos-related cancer much more common. Cherrie said the current standard — which typically results in a late-stage diagnosis and a poor prognosis — prevents novel treatment studies and the development of any pre-emergent strategy to combat the aggressive cancer. “We don’t pretend to have a medical cure that will help immediately, but un...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 6, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Activity emission potential biomarkers for mesothelioma chemoprophylaxis strategies early diagnosis mesothelioma Early identification of mesothelioma early screening asbestos Heriot-Watt University high-risk mesothelioma indwelling pleural Source Type: news

How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology?
Success for artificial intelligence in radiology will be determined by its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans Can radiology ever be more like widget manufacturing? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology
While approximately one in four hospital radiology departments has either just...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Device group picks ACR use case on AI for demo project Can AI learn how to understand radiologist reports? AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Beyond the forensic pathology investigation: improving warfighter survivability - Mazuchowski EL, Jordan CJ, Finelli LN, Harcke HT.
The Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (AFMES) conducts forensic pathology investigations in accordance with Title 10 U.S. Code 1471. Since 2004, the AFMES has incorporated advanced radiologic imaging, such as computed tomography, into its protocol. This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The frequency of brain CT-scan findings in patients with scalp lacerations following mild traumatic brain injury; a cross-sectional study - Hamrah H, Mehrvarz S, Mirghassemi AM.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of the brain CT-scan findings in patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and scalp lacerations. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted during a 1-year period from March 2016 to March 2017 in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

PSMA PET/CT clearly differentiates prostate cancer from benign tissue
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Using nuclear medicine, German researchers have found a way to accurately differentiate cancerous tissue from healthy tissue in prostate cancer patients. The research is highlighted in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine and demonstrates that the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) on 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT scans correlates with PSMA-expression in primary prostate cancer. By this means, researchers were able to generate an SUVmax cutoff for the differentiation of cancerous and benign prostate tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between an Association and a Syndrome?
Discussion VATER association was first described in the 1970s with additional congenital malformations being added to the association so it is most often called VACTERL association. It is a highly heterogeneous, overlapping condition estimated to occur in ~1/10,000-40,000 births. The cause is unknown. In animal models, some signaling pathway gene mutations have phenotypes of VACTERL association. Experts suggest that patients having at least 2 components should be further evaluated (at least 3 for diagnosis) for VACTERL and other diseases in its differential diagnosis. There are more than 30 syndromes, mutations and diseas...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Prevalence of technical errors and periapical lesions in a sample of endodontically treated teeth: a CBCT analysis
Clinical Oral Investigations pp 1 –9 | AbstractObjectivesThe aims of this study are to identify the most frequent technical errors in endodontically treated teeth and to determine which root canals were most often associated with those errors, as well as to relate endodontic technical errors and the presence of coronal restorations with periapical status by means of cone-beam computed tomography images.MethodsSix hundred eighteen endodontically treated teeth (1146 root canals) were evaluated for the quality of their endodontic treatment and for the presence of coronal restorations and periapical lesions. Each ro...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 2, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Can AI learn how to understand radiologist reports?
Can artificial intelligence (AI) technology learn how to understand radiologist...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans Can radiology ever be more like widget manufacturing? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

HeartFlow touts expanded insurer coverage for FFRct analysis
HeartFlow today touted that seven new insurers released positive medical policies supporting coverage for its HeartFlow FFRct analysis following a coronary computed tomography angiogram, expanding coverage to a total of 185 million patients. Redwood City, Calif.-based HeartFlow’s FFRct technology works by taking the data from a standard CT scan and applying algorithms that result in a color-coded 3D “map” detailing the changes in flow across coronary lesions. Positive medical policies were issued by Cigna, Florida Blue, Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans of Michigan, North Carolina and Vermon...
Source: Mass Device - February 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular HeartFlow Source Type: news

CT Scan vs Endoscopy
CT Scan vs. Endoscopy (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Surgeons call on HoloLens during reconstructive surgery
In a recent case study published in  European Radiology Experimental, surgeons at St. Mary’s Hospital in London used Microsoft HoloLens to overlay images of CT scans onto patients'legs during reconstructive lower limb surgery.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 31, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans
The combination of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and radiomics can...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Quantitative analysis may help classify thyroid nodules Machine learning can help predict KRAS mutation status Deep-learning algorithm can stratify lung nodule risk MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes How will AI affect radiology over the next 20 years? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT Scan vs Colonoscopy
CT Scan vs. Colonoscopy (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news