Review: Pathology of the Carotid Space

6 Mar, 2019 | 19:59h | UTC

Safety of MRIs in Patients with Tattoos

10 Feb, 2019 | 15:12h | UTC

Guidelines for the safe provision of anaesthesia in magnetic resonance units 2019 – Anaesthesia (free)

Guidelines from the Association of Anaesthetists and the Neuro Anaesthesia and Critical Care Society of Great Britain and Ireland.


Automated Triaging of Adult Chest Radiographs with Deep Artificial Neural Networks – Radiology (free for a limited period)

Commentary: AI interprets chest x-rays, prioritizes critical findings – Radiology Business (free)


Related Commentary on Twitter


International variation in radiation dose for computed tomography examinations: prospective cohort study – The BMJ (free)


Related Commentary on Twitter


Deep neural network improves fracture detection by clinicians – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (free)

“How to reduce emergency doctor misinterpretation of wrist X-rays for fracture by nearly 50%? Deep learning AI, of course” (via @EricTopol see Tweet)


Coronary CT Angiography and 5-Year Risk of Myocardial Infarction – New England Journal of Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Five Reasons I Don’t Believe an Imaging Test Improves Outcomes – by Dr. John Mandrola, in Medscape (free registration required)

See also an interesting Tweetorial by @AnilMakam, also suggesting caution before adopting this study results in clinical practice.


3-D Color X-Rays in Development

20 Jul, 2018 | 02:05h | UTC

Prevalence and outcomes of incidental imaging findings: umbrella review – The BMJ (free)

Related: Giles Maskell: Incidental anarchy – The BMJ Opinion (free)

“Incidentalomas. If you order imaging studies, you know they are a problem. This meta-analysis quantifies incidentaloma prevalence for specific types of imaging. For MRI of the brain, the prevalence was 22% (95%CI 14 to 31) (via @RasoiniR and @eloder, see Tweet)


Perspective: Incidental Anarchy

29 May, 2018 | 20:14h | UTC

Incidental anarchy – The BMJ Opinion (free)

“Giles Maskell writes on over diagnosis and underdiagnosis, the complexities of incidental findings and urges clinicians to “Think before you scan because you can” (via @bmj_latest see Tweet)

NCCN guideline: lung cancer screening

13 Apr, 2018 | 01:28h | UTC

Review: The Incidental Thyroid Nodule

30 Jan, 2018 | 20:00h | UTC

Why AI Will Not Replace Radiologists

26 Jan, 2018 | 00:03h | UTC

Review: Diagnostic Endoscopic Ultrasound

10 Jan, 2018 | 00:10h | UTC

Review: Signs in Neuroradiology

30 Nov, 2017 | 17:46h | UTC

Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography vs Functional Stress Testing for Patients With Suspected Coronary Artery Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Internal Medicine (free)

Invited commentary: Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography—The First Test for Evaluating Patients With Chest Pain? (free)

Commentary: Coronary CT Angiography vs. Stress Testing: Meta-Analysis Offers Mixed Results – Physician’s First Watch (free)

Coronary Computed Tomografic Angiography (CCTA) was associated with a very small reduction in the incidence of myocardial infarction (0.7% vs 1.1% = 0.4% absolute risk reduction), but without differences in death or cardiac hospitalization. Patients undergoing CCTA were significantly more likely to undergo invasive coronary angiography (11.7% vs 9.1%), revascularization (7.2% vs 4.5%) and were also more likely to receive a diagnosis of new CAD and to have initiated aspirin or statin therapy.


Managing Head Trauma in Children

3 Oct, 2017 | 21:55h | UTC

Acute Kidney Injury After Computed Tomography: A Meta-analysis – Annals of Emergency Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: When kidneys are injured, CT contrast isn’t the culprit – Health Imaging (free)

Related article: Risk of Acute Kidney Injury After Intravenous Contrast Media Administration – Annals of Emergency Medicine (free)

Source: Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club

Compared with noncontrast CT, contrast-enhanced CT was not significantly associated with either acute kidney injury, need for renal replacement therapy, or all-cause mortality.


Updated: Practice Parameters and Technical Standards – American College of Radiology (free)

News release: New, Revised Guidance Documents Cover 35 Radiology Topics – American College of Radiology, via NewsWise (free)

The American College of Radiology developed 3 new guidance documents and revised 32 others to advance the science of radiology and improve the quality of service to patients


The 10-Year Prognostic Value of Zero and Minimal CAC – Journal of The American College of Cardiology (no abstract – $ for full text)

Commentary: Calcium in Arteries Influences Heart Attack Risk –  UT Southwestern Medical Center, via NewsWise (free) AND Study: Calcium in arteries influences heart attack risk – UPI (free)

“Half of the participants had no calcium deposits in their arteries or a zero coronary artery calcium, or CAC, score, and had less than a 3 percent chance of a cardiovascular event over a 10-year period despite having other risk factors for heart disease and stroke such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high bad cholesterol levels” (from UPI)


Magnetic Resonance in Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis – Journal of The American College of Cardiology (free)

Commentary: Magnetic Resonance in Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free)

“This study adds to a rich body of literature supporting the use of CMR in patients with known or suspected amyloidosis” (from Latest in Cardiology)


Amyloid PET a ‘Game Changer’ for MCI Diagnosis – Medscape (free registration required)

Coverage from the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017


Perspectives: Augmenting diagnostic vision with AI – The Lancet (free registration required)