Tag: CT scan

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 […]

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 […]

PET Brain Scans Help Connect the Dots between CTE, Tackle Football

According to a study published on April 11, 2019, in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), PET brain scans of former NFL players with neuropsychiatric and cognitive symptoms showed a high level of tau than controls in the brain regions that get typically affected by chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The Background Chronic traumatic encephalopathy […]