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
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
AI algorithm can classify bone lesions on PET/CT images
September 7, 2017 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can reliably classify benign and malignant bone lesions on F-18 sodium fluoride PET/CT images, showing promise for automating a time-consuming and subjective process for nuclear medicine physicians, according to a research team from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  Discuss
AI predicts dementia years before symptoms occur
August 22, 2017 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can recognize the signatures of dementia on amyloid PET scans two years before the onset of symptoms, according to research published online recently in Neurobiology of Aging.  Discuss
How to develop deep-learning algorithms for radiology
August 18, 2017 -- Do you want to develop deep-learning algorithms for medical imaging applications at your institution? There are some important practical considerations to be aware of, according to an August 17 webinar sponsored by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.  Discuss
Can AI diagnose Alzheimer's disease early?
August 16, 2017 -- Machine-learning technology that considers clinical, imaging, proteomic, and genomic parameters shows potential for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease -- before symptoms begin to affect daily living, according to research published online August 15 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss