Imaging and Intervention

Reports of high-impact imaging and Intervention studies by medical professionals

NEXUS Chest decision criteria sensitive for thoracic injury

Image: PD 1. The NEXUS (National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study) Chest decision instrument demonstrated high sensitivity for detecting thoracic injury on chest imaging (TICI), and...

[THE LANCET] Radiation exposure from CT scans in childhood linked with leukemia and brain...

Image: CC/rosiescancerfund Computed tomography (CT) imaging is a quick and easily accessible diagnostic tool, and its use has increased over the past decade. Compared to...
Classics Series, Landmark Trials in Medicine

CT scans associated with increased risk of malignancy [Pediatrics Classics Series]

Image: PD 1. Through a retrospective cohort analysis of children and young adults without previous malignancy, patients exposed to multiple CT scans were found to...

Diffusion-weighted MRI shows promise as a radiation-free alternative for pediatric tumor staging

Image: PD 1. Whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI with ferumoxytol had comparable sensitivity and specificity to 18FDG-PET/CT scans in pediatric lymphoproliferative disorder and malignant sarcoma staging.  2. The...

Gender differences in white matter integrity may affect post-traumatic brain injury

Image: PD 1. Male patients with mild traumatic brain injury demonstrated increased white matter abnormalities in the uncinate fasciculus compared to female-matched controls in brain...

Intravenous contrast may not increase risk of acute kidney injury

1. In a large patient cohort, the use intravenous iodinated contrast was not associated with a significantly increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI),...

[Physician Comment] Dr. Jahan Fahimi M.D., M.P.H., talks about the issue of CT scan...

We previously wrote about an interesting study, published in the October issue of Pediatrics, that assessed the issue of CT scan usage in children...

Community hospitals rely on greater CT use to diagnose pediatric appendicitis

Jan 6th - CT scans rather than ultrasounds are more likely to be performed on children with suspected appendicitis at a community hospital than a...

Point-of-care ultrasound effectively identifies pediatric skull fractures

Image: PD 1.  Point-of-care ultrasound had 88% sensitivity and 97% specificity for skull fractures . 2.  Interobserver agreement among 17 clinicians trained in ultrasound was 0.86.  Study...

Diffusion-weighted MRI sensitive for metastasis in pelvic lymph nodes

1.Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWMRI)  was shown to be both sensitive and specific for identification of pelvic lymph node metastases among patients with prostate...

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