Radiology Journal Articles

Guidelines for Management of Incidental Pulmonary Nodules Detected on CT Images: From the Fleischner Society 2017

The Fleischner Society Guidelines for management of solid nodules were published in 2005, and separate guidelines for subsolid nodules were issued in 2013. Since then, new information has become available; therefore, the guidelines have been revised to reflect current thinking on nodule management. The revised guidelines incorporate several s ...

Traumatic Rib Injury: Patterns, Imaging Pitfalls, Complications, and Treatment

The ribs are frequently affected by blunt or penetrating injury to the thorax. In the emergency department setting, it is vital for the interpreting radiologist to not only identify the presence of rib inju- ries but also alert the clinician about organ-specific injury, specific traumatic patterns, and acute rib trauma complications that require e ...

2017 RadioGraphics
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Final screening round of the NELSON lung cancer screening trial: the effect of a 2.5-year screening interval

Background In the USA annual lung cancer screening is recommended. However, the optimal screening strategy (eg, screening interval, screening rounds) is unknown. This study provides results of the fourth screening round after a 2.5-year interval in the Dutch- Belgian Lung Cancer Screening trial (NELSON). Methods Europe’s largest, sufficiently ...

2017 Thorax
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Follow the Stream: Imaging of Urinary Diversions

Urinary diversion is a surgical technique to redirect the stream of urine, most often after cystectomy. Cystectomy may be performed both for benign and for malignant conditions. Bladder cancer is the most common indication for cystectomy, and most patients who undergo radical cystectomy and urinary diversion have muscle-invasive or high-risk non-mu ...

Imaging of Cerebrovascular Disease in Pregnancy and the Puerperium

The purpose of this article is to review the unique physiologic changes that characterize pregnancy and the puerperium, some that substantially affect the cerebrovascular system. Conditions that can cause neurologic deterioration and share features with preeclampsia-eclampsia include postpartum angiopathy, reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndr ...

A Pictorial Review of Changes in the BI-RADS Fifth Edition

Initially developed in 1993, the American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) lexicon serves to standardize breast imaging reports, improve communication with referring physicians, and provide a quality assurance tool. The long-awaited BI-RADS fifth edition consolidates, improves, and expands the lexicon for mamm ...

Emergency Thoracic US: The Essentials

Acute thoracic symptoms are common among adults visiting emergency departments in the United States. Adults with these symptoms constitute a large burden on the overall resources used in the emergency department. The wide range of possible causes can make a definitive diagnosis challenging, even after clinical evaluation and initial laboratory test ...

Spectrum of Benign Articular and Periarticular Findings at FDG PET/CT

Whole-body fluorine 18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron-emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) is performed primarily for oncologic indications; however, FDG uptake is not specific for malignancy. Herein we focus on causes of increased FDG uptake in and around joints, as lesions in these locations are commonly benign. A combination of ...