Diagnostic Imaging

Tuberculosis (TB) could now be diagnosed in an hour with a new imaging technique guided by glowing bacteria and developed by researchers at Stanford University.
Patients who have suffered a stroke may be helped by four easy checks of their brain CT scans, according to a large analysis published August 14 in The Lancet Neurology.
An artificial intelligence (AI) software designed by Google DeepMind and U.K. physicians identified diseases on optical coherence tomography scans and made the correct referral choice in 94 percent of cases, according to a recent Nature Medicine report.
An artificial intelligence (AI) platform created at Mount Sinai Health System in New York can accurately read a CT scan and diagnose a neurological illness, such as stroke in 1.2 seconds—outperforming its human counterpart.
Incidental pulmonary nodules detected on chest CT cost a downstream average of $393, researchers reported in a new Academic Radiology study. Collaboration may be the key to reducing that number.
Brain MRIs of children diagnosed with the common genetic syndrome neurofibromatosis type 1 (NFI) displayed an underestimated frequency of brain tumors according to research published in Neurology, Clinical Practice.  
In patients with multiple traumas, those who were over 30 years old with severe injuries across more than two body parts were more likely to experience a missed injury upon initial CT scan, according to a recent Radiology study.
Identifying the amount, location and size of lesions on MRI can predict the risk of progression from an early stage of multiple sclerosis (MS) to an official diagnosis within a year, according to authors of a new Brain and Behavior study.
A new technology hopes to break the geographical barriers keeping patients from diagnostic CT scans. The imaging units are hardly mobile, so one scientist is hoping to put similar tools into people’s hands.
A group of researchers from a Veterans Affairs health system in California shared their experience with limited left ventricular echocardiography, something they believe could reduce the cost and time required for testing in select patients.
New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests a physician's intuition—or, in other words, gut feeling—about a patient’s condition significantly influences the amount of diagnostic imaging, which is well above the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI).
2D shear-wave elastography (SWE) outperformed other noninvasive methods in detecting liver damage in chronic hepatitis B patients, according to researchers of a recent Radiology study.
The Alzheimer’s Association offered a sneak peek of its first clinical practice guidelines for primary care physicians in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias during its July 22 annual meeting in Chicago.
A novel blood test given within 12 hours of suspected traumatic brain injury (TBI) may eliminate unnecessary CT scans while sparing patients radiation exposure and reducing costs, a new study in The Lancet Neurology reported—but some experts remain skeptical.
Mailing colorectal cancer screening tests to Medicaid patients increased screening rates by roughly 10 percent—showing a more direct approach can improve results, according to research from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Jul 18, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
Technological advancements over the past three decades have placed 3D MRI on par with its 2D counterpart in depicting cartilage defects, according to a study published in Radiology. With specific alterations, the modality may be able to replace traditional MRI.
Advanced Visualization, Diagnostic Imaging
Jul 18, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
A new test that can diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living patients with head trauma may pave the way for advances in diagnostic brain imaging, according to a July 18 article published by NPR.
Diagnostic Imaging, Neuroimaging
Jul 17, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
A team of radiologists from South Korea found real-time sonography (US) accurate in distinguishing diffuse thyroid disease (DTD) from normal thyroid parenchyma, according to a four-center study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Diagnostic Imaging
Jul 13, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
New research published in the British Medical Journal suggests that increasing high resolution imaging scans are contributing to more accidentally discovered abnormalities, or "incidentalomas," which are unrelated to a patient's diagnosis and are often benign.
Diagnostic Imaging
Jul 11, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Myocardial delayed enhancement (MDE) CT rivaled late gadolinium enhanced (LGE) MRI in the detection and classification of myocardial scar in patients with heart failure, according to a recent Radiology study. The results may help identify features of chronic heart failure.
Cardiovascular, Diagnostic Imaging
Jun 29, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
When researchers bought more than 200 types of tea, chocolate, herbs and other items they weren’t planning meals for the week. Instead, the team was searching for a contrast agent for imaging patients with swallowing disorders—they landed on barley.
Advanced Visualization, Diagnostic Imaging