TeraRecon buys McCoy to create 'Amazon for AI'
June 1, 2017 -- With the goal of creating a sort of for artificial intelligence (AI), advanced visualization software developer TeraRecon has acquired machine-learning company McCoy Medical Technologies and formed a new firm, called WIA, that aims to be a single location for users to find AI algorithms.
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 38: Always a bridesmaid
June 1, 2017 -- Andy and Priya are about to start their pediatric rotation when a sudden thought occurs: What to wear? It's a question that's not as easy to answer as you might think, as you'll discover in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.
Study: This is your brain on storytime
June 1, 2017 -- Researchers using functional MRI (fMRI) discovered significantly greater brain activation in 4-year-olds who were more highly engaged during storytime, according to a study published online May 31 in PLOS One.
Later screening misses up to 20% of breast cancers
May 31, 2017 -- Starting breast cancer screening at 50 means that up to 20% of breast cancers could be missed -- offering more proof that women between the ages of 40 and 49 should be screened regularly, according to a study published online May 15 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Do ED MRI scans reduce hospital stays for MS patients?
May 31, 2017 -- Could performing MRI scans on individuals who present to the emergency department (ED) with symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) cut how long they end up staying in the hospital? Researchers from Johns Hopkins reported interesting findings in a new study.
More women join ACR leadership, but rates still lag
May 30, 2017 -- Over the past 15 years, the number of women holding leadership positions in the American College of Radiology (ACR) has significantly increased at the state level and in terms of fellowship recognition, according to a presentation at the college's annual meeting in Washington, DC.
Mayo group finds gadolinium in pediatric brain tissue
May 30, 2017 -- Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, have confirmed the presence of gadolinium deposits in postmortem brain tissue of pediatric patients with normal renal function who underwent contrast-enhanced MRI scans, according to a study published online May 22 in JAMA Pediatrics.
3D-printed mouse ovaries yield healthy offspring
May 30, 2017 -- The promise of 3D-printed functional organs took a big step forward with the recent implantation of 3D-printed ovaries in mice. The bioprosthetic ovaries enabled the animals to ovulate and give birth to healthy pups, according to a study published online May 16 in Nature Communications. The mothers were even able to nurse their young.
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.
How will AI affect radiology over the next 20 years?
May 26, 2017 -- Will radiologists be replaced within 20 years by computers powered by artificial intelligence (AI)? Dr. Bradley Erickson, PhD, and Dr. Eliot Siegel debated this question on May 25 in a wide-ranging discussion at the U.S. National Cancer Institute's Shady Grove Campus in Rockville, MD.
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