NIH opens massive x-ray database to propel AI research
October 10, 2017 -- Optimizing artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for medical applications demands immense stores of imaging data. Researchers may now begin sating that need thanks to an enormous database of chest x-rays recently made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Discuss
NIH releases massive database of chest x-rays
September 28, 2017 -- With the goal of spurring research into medical applications of artificial intelligence, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released to the public a database of more than 100,000 chest x-rays and corresponding data.  Discuss
Digital tomo refines postoperative imaging of hand fractures
September 25, 2017 -- The proper installation of orthopedic hardware in the hand and wrist after surgery is usually confirmed with digital radiography. But digital tomosynthesis may further enhance visualization around such implants, according to research published online September 11 in Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
Study questions whether x-rays really need to be repeated
September 19, 2017 -- Current radiology practice gives radiologic technologists significant leeway in deciding whether to retake radiographs that might not be up to snuff. But should the weight of that decision rest on their shoulders alone? Researchers investigated the question in a September 12 study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AI algorithm speeds up assessment of bone age
September 14, 2017 -- Estimating patient age on radiographs can be a little burdensome for radiologists and subject to high interreader variability. Artificial intelligence (AI) can make this task easier, however, by analyzing data from skeletal radiographs, according to research published online September 12 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
RT educator unwraps secrets of Peruvian mummies
August 31, 2017 -- Move over Indiana Jones -- meet Julie Ostrowski, a radiologic technologist (RT) instructor from Illinois. Ostrowski recently returned from an expedition to Peru, where she helped catalog mummies as part of a project to uncover the secrets of the Chachapoya culture, which flourished in the Andes hundreds of years before the Incas.  Discuss
SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment option
August 29, 2017 -- Women in the U.S. aren't aware of uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) as a minimally invasive treatment option for uterine fibroids, according to results from a nationwide poll released August 29 by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR).  Discuss
Japanese group refines digital chest x-ray algorithm
May 29, 2017 -- Researchers in Japan have refined an algorithm that someday could be used to reduce patient recognition and identification errors in digital x-ray studies. They tested their enhanced algorithm and found that it scored 100% for recognizing the correct orientation of digital x-ray images.  Discuss
FDA reviews history of 'shoe-fitting fluoroscope'
May 19, 2017 -- In a new blog post, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviewed one of the most ignominious radiation-emitting products in history -- the shoe-fitting fluoroscope.  Discuss
Study: Reject pelvic x-rays if axial rotation exceeds 10┬░
May 5, 2017 -- Researchers from Lebanon have found they can estimate the pelvic axial rotation of children and adults during x-ray acquisition, and any x-rays in which the axial rotation exceeds 10° should be discarded.  Discuss