October 9, 2020 — Enabling clinicians to prioritize comfort, safety and efficiency for optimal interventional radiology procedures, Canon Medical will showcase its Alphenix Sky + system at this year’s RSNA annual meeting. The Alphenix Sky + combines 3-D imaging with Canon Medical’s unique sliding double C-arm, offering unprecedented flexibility that enables users to perform radial access procedures with greater ease. With an innovative C-arm flip under or over the table, and 3-D imaging from anywhere, head end, left side or right side, the system is ideal for advanced interventional radiology procedures. The system incorporates industry-leading automated and user-selectable dose management tools, including Dose Tracking System (DTS), which is designed to help clinicians minimize X-ray exposure in real time. More information is available here and on Canon Medical’s unique, immersive virtual booth during RSNA.
A 37-year-old woman developed a new, palpable left supraclavicular lymphadenopathy lump five days after her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the left arm. On the day of vaccination, the patient was asymptomatic. This is an example of how the vaccine can mimic cancer and swollen lymph nodes. Read more about this case study. Image used with permission of RSNA.
Axial chest CT examination in a 54-year-old participant. A, On the axial noncontrast chest CT image, the pectoralis muscle (PM) area was segmented and measured in the section above the aortic arch. B, The subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) area as the area between the PM and the skin surface on the same section was also measured and the attenuation of pixels in the SAT area was used to determine the individualized threshold for the intermuscular adipose tissue (IMAT). C, The IMAT within the PM was segmented as the areas with Hounsfield units below this threshold for the IMAT (arrowheads). Image courtesy of the Radiological Society of North America