PET/CT Plays Role in Lung Adenocarcinoma Management

Published June 22, 2020 Fluorodeoxyglucose PET (FDG PET) can be used to predict the histopathologic subtypes and growth patterns of early lung adenocarcinoma. “FDG PET, combined with high-resolution CT (HRCT), has value for predicting invasive histopathologic subtypes, but there was no significance for predicting invasive growth patterns,” clarified authors Xiaoliang Shao and Xiaonan Shao from […]

MRI Predicts Shoulder Stiffness for Rotator Cuff Tears

Published June 22, 2020 Two MRI findings—joint capsule edema and thickness at the axillary recess, specifically—proved useful in predicting stiff shoulder in patients with rotator cuff tears. Studying 106 patients with small to large (≤ 5 cm) full-thickness rotator cuff tears, in addition to joint capsule edema and thickness in the axillary recess, Yoon Yi […]

New CT Scoring Criteria for Timely Diagnosis and Treatment of COVID-19

Published June 22, 2020 Updated CT scoring criteria that considers lobe involvement, as well as changes in CT findings, could quantitatively and accurately evaluate the progression of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia. “The earlier that COVID-19 is diagnosed and treated, the shorter the time to disease resolution and the lower the highest and last CT scores […]

Alexandra M. Foust

Pediatric Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pneumonia Radiography, CT Findings Included in Review of Five New Lung Disorders

Published June 22, 2020 Although the clinical symptoms of new pediatric lung disorders such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), swine-origin influenza A (H1N1), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), e-cigarette or vaping product use–associated lung injury (EVALI), and coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia may be nonspecific, some characteristic imaging findings have emerged or are currently emerging. […]