Category: CT scan

Consumer Prefer Groupon For Discounted Imaging Face Potential Upselling & Safety Risks

While direct-to-consumer imaging has opened up new opportunities for patients to consider affordable imaging exams, researchers warn that such offers often come with substantial ethical and safety concerns. Discounted radiology, in particular, can lead to unnecessary testing, false positives, and incidental findings, among various other issues, according to a publication in the JAMA Internal Medicine. […]

Covid-19 Contamination is Within the CT Scanner, According to Investigation

In a breakthrough investigation report, ribonucleic acid is found on the internal components of computed tomography scanner (CTS) from Covid-19. A team of researchers from the University of Genoa, based in Genova, Italy, disclosed these findings on October 1, 2020, in the European Radiology Experimental. However, contamination could be contained to filter in the machine, […]

Below 40% of providers comply with the follow-up suggestions of radiologists when it comes to incidental findings

Astounding advancements in medical science and technology and have significantly revolutionized the healthcare sector. The gross count of incidental findings is increasing steadily with the continuous improvement in imaging quality and its proper utilization. It is mainly on medical care setting and healthcare provider type, compliance with suggested follow-up examinations for these findings are dependent […]

Hospital-Based MR And CT Imaging Coverage Officially Stopped By Cigna Just Like Two Other Major Players

It is now official- one of the largest commercial insurers in the US, Cigna will no longer cover most of the hospital-based MR and CT scans. While the proposal had been put forward by the company sometime earlier, it was briefly shelved owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The news about Cigna’s plans, which presently […]

AI Shows New Prospects In Protecting Imaging Devices from Malicious Cyber Threats

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has shown promising results in healthcare and medicine. Of late, another research conducted at the Ben-Gurion University of Negev developed an innovative technique of artificial intelligence to protect or safeguard medical devices from malicious threats and operating instructions during a cyberattack. It can even protect against the system and human errors. At […]

COVID-19 Brain MRI Findings Reveal Three Distinct Neurological Patterns

The Covid-19 has been one of the fastest spreading viruses in human history. What began as a local infection in a Chinese province, has now taken over the entire world, forcing people to stay indoors and give away their usual way of life. The pace of the spread of this new coronavirus, named as the […]

Importance of Reduced Variations in Radiology Reports with a Standard Template

Wide-ranging variations are found among radiologists for making reports for radiology exams. But have you ever wondered what causes such variations and discrepancies? According to previous studies conducted at small institutions and single subspecialty divisions, radiologists’ experiences are associated with fewer recommendations for follow-ups. However, it is not clear how many variations are there, what […]