JTI Blog

Current events in cardiopulmonary radiology, updates about the journal’s web site features, and links to other web sites of interest to cardiopulmonary radiologists.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

November issue of JTI available
The November 2013 issue of JTI has just been published and is available on-line and in print. This issue includes new review articles, original research, and web-only content. JTI is pleased to offer one article for CME-SAM credit: “Adult Congenital Heart Disease: A Practical Approach” by Dr. Larry Latson, Jr. and colleagues. Instructions for completing this CME-SAM activity follow this article. The answer sheet can be obtained online in the web-only content. One review article in this issue include “Beyond Lung Cancer: A Strategic Approach to Interpreting Screening Computed Tomography Scans on the Basis of Mortality Data From the National Lung Screening Trial” by Drs. Caroline Chiles and Narinder Paul. This timely article discusses issues with lung cancer screening and the need to understand the implications of incidental findings as well as tangible and psychological costs of screening. Other review articles cover iterative reconstruction and biostatistics. Original articles in this issue include a paper by Nunzia Tacelli and colleagues on dual-source chest CT angiography and the effect of ungated cardiac motion artifacts on the pulmonary vasculature. Another original article, by Natalia Simanovsky and colleagues, focuses on the correlation between CT findings of pulmonary hypertension and severity of lung disease with cystic fibrosis. The third original article, by Stephen Baker and colleagues, looks at malpractice suits in chest radiology. Web only content this month includes the next installment in the Signs in Cardiopulmonary Imaging series. This issue’s sign is Monod sign, which is discussed and illustrated by Ashley Nitschke and colleagues. Other web-only content includes notes from the Japanese Society of Thoracic Radiology.