Breast AI algorithm could reduce unnecessary surgery by 30%
October 17, 2017 -- A machine-learning algorithm designed to distinguish high-risk breast lesions from those not likely to become cancer could reduce unnecessary surgeries by 30%, according to a new study published online October 17 in Radiology.  Discuss
Deep learning can enable quantitative MRI for arthritis
October 16, 2017 -- A deep-learning algorithm can accurately segment knee MRI scans and extract quantitative data in seconds, potentially helping radiologists to easily provide clinicians with valuable data for diagnosing, assessing, and treating osteoarthritis, according to a team from the University of California, San Francisco.  Discuss
AI algorithm predicts lung disease, adverse events on CT
October 13, 2017 -- Recent studies have demonstrated the power of artificial intelligence (AI) software to detect disease, but how well can it predict future adverse events? The extent to which AI can assess smokers' risk for lung disease on CT was reported in a new study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  Discuss
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
AI gives one-stop shopping for urinary stone evaluation
October 5, 2017 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately detect and classify urinary stones based solely on images from noncontrast single-energy CT scans, according to research presented at last week's Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine's Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging.  Discuss
IBM's Watson assigns patients to MRI contrast
October 3, 2017 -- Determining which patients need contrast for musculoskeletal MRI scans can soak up a lot of time and resources. What if you could use artificial intelligence instead? Researchers found that IBM Watson could help optimize the process, according to a September 18 paper in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
C-MIMI: FDA decision paves the way for imaging AI
September 28, 2017 -- BALTIMORE - A recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruling will make it easier to commercialize artificial intelligence (AI) software for medical imaging applications, an FDA representative said at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine's Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging (C-MIMI).  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
C-MIMI: Google eyes imaging AI to improve world health
September 27, 2017 -- BALTIMORE - Machine learning will transform the practice of medical imaging worldwide, enhancing quality and improving access in underserved areas, said Google executive Dr. Gregory Moore, PhD, at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine's Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging (C-MIMI).  Discuss
SIIM conference offers snapshot of AI in radiology
September 21, 2017 -- Efforts to apply artificial intelligence (AI) technology to medical imaging are advancing at a dizzying pace. There will be no better place to witness this growth than the second Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging (C-MIMI) next week in Baltimore.  Discuss