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.
Who should read point-of-care ED ultrasound exams? May 26, 2017 -- When radiologists interpret initial ultrasound studies in the emergency department (ED), fewer follow-up imaging studies are needed, according to research presented this week at the American College of Radiology meeting in Washington, DC.
ACR 2017: Simulation puts residents in the hot seat May 25, 2017 -- WASHINGTON, DC - There may be no better way to evaluate the competency of budding radiology residents than to expose them to the actual hands-on, frenetic experience of the clinical environment. A simulation program that replicates the reading room was described this week at the American College of Radiology (ACR) annual meeting.
3D printing helps rads build better CT fluoro paddle May 25, 2017 -- Have you ever wanted to improve a device you use every day? It's now easier thanks to the magic of 3D printing. Researchers who modified a compression paddle for CT-guided fluoroscopy studies described how they did it in a May 15 article in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
ACR 2017: Can wellness advice get radiologists active? May 24, 2017 -- WASHINGTON, DC - If sitting is the new smoking, then radiologists have a bad habit to kick. Fortunately, teaching them ways to be more active can have a positive effect, according to a presentation at this week's American College of Radiology (ACR) annual meeting.
Right heart quantification awareness: Part 1 May 24, 2017 -- The right heart has jokingly been referred to as the organ's stepchild, with little attention paid to its size, function, and prognostic implications. To help with this often overlooked task, a new series from CardioServ will review the proper methods to quantify the right heart for both size and function.
Ultrasound loses one of its greats in David Cosgrove May 24, 2017 -- Dr. David Cosgrove, a leading researcher and teacher from London, died on Tuesday, 16 May, at the age of 78. An enthusiast for clinical ultrasound, microbubble contrast agents, and elastography, he remained active right up to his death.
FDA finds no health effects from gadolinium retention May 23, 2017 -- There is no evidence that gadolinium remaining in the body after MRI contrast administration has any negative health effects, according to a review published on May 22 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The announcement is unlikely to settle the debate over gadolinium contrast safety, however.
ACR 2017: Radiation dose varies in head CTs of children May 23, 2017 -- A large analysis of pediatric head CT scans across the U.S. showed surprisingly large variations in radiation dose that increased as children grew older, according to results presented at this week's American College of Radiology (ACR) meeting in Washington, DC.