Tag: CT scans

1. Isolated vomiting (vomiting without other predictors of traumatic brain injury as defined by 3 high-quality clinical decision rules ) was not associated with clinically important TBI (ciTBI) or evidence of TBI on computed tomography scans (TBI-CT) among pediatric patients with head injury. 2. Skull fractures and headaches were...
In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Twelve or 30 Months of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Drug-Eluting Stents Use of dual antiplatelet therapy for up to one year after placement of a drug-eluting stent is standard practice, but the...
In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Cost-Effectiveness of CT Screening in the National Lung Screening Trial The National Lung Screening Trial, a randomized controlled trial, demonstrated that lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (CT) resulted in decreased...
1. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) was significantly and independently associated with the presence of one or more high-risk coronary artery plaque features as determined by coronary computed tomography angiography. 2. Among patients with NAFLD, the risk of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) was nearly 6 times higher than in...
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1. Screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT was found to cost ~$81,000 per quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) gained. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) has shown that screening for lung-cancer with low-dose CT can reduce lung cancer deaths, especially among those at...
1. Analysis of emergency radiology utilization after the Boston Marathon Bombing demonstrated increased redundant imaging orders and significant delays in time to radiograph completion. 2. Increased CT scanners availability and radiology staff prevented delays in CT image acquisition and interpretation. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: Over 260 people were injured...
Image: PD 1. Exposure to CT scan radiation was found to be associated with cancer. 2. Brain cancer risk associated with CT scans was higher than all other cancers. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: The use of diagnostic computed imaging provides valuable information for clinicians, but also exposes patients to low...