AI start-up eyes deep learning to aid imaging in China
May 8, 2017 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) start-up in China is seeking to use deep learning to help address the country's severe shortage of radiologists. The firm believes its algorithms will make radiologists more efficient by helping them read images faster and focus more attention on abnormal exams.  Discuss
From king to data scientist: Radiologists must adapt to AI
May 3, 2017 -- The arrival of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology will force radiologists to take on new responsibilities to remain integral members of the healthcare team, according to a talk at the Canadian Association of Radiologists annual meeting last month.  Discuss
Part 2: How will AI affect radiology?
May 2, 2017 -- How will artificial intelligence (AI) influence radiology? Although it won't replace radiologists anytime soon, the technology is poised to dramatically affect the discipline. In the second part of this series, we look at barriers to the adoption of AI, as well as its potential impact on radiology over the next 30 years.  Discuss
Part 1: How will AI affect radiology?
May 1, 2017 -- No, artificial intelligence (AI) won't replace radiologists anytime soon -- if it ever will. But the technology is poised to dramatically affect the practice of radiology by optimizing workflow, facilitating quantitative radiology, and even finding genomic markers not currently seen by radiologists.  Discuss
Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays?
April 26, 2017 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can accurately identify tuberculosis on chest radiographs, offering the potential to serve as an inexpensive or even free method to screen for the often deadly disease in underserved countries, according to a study published online April 25 in Radiology.  Discuss
MRI scans of 'brain age' could predict poor health
April 25, 2017 -- Researchers combined MRI scans with machine-learning algorithms to develop a "brain age" score that could provide insights into which patients are at risk for poor health and may die at an early age, according to a study published online April 25 in Molecular Psychiatry.  Discuss
Can machine learning and MRI diagnose depression?
April 13, 2017 -- Can machine learning be used to diagnose serious cases of depression based on data from MRI scans in adults, potentially even before they begin showing symptoms? Yes, it can, according to a proof-of-concept study being published in the June issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging.  Discuss
Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans
April 3, 2017 -- Supported by machine-learning technology, researchers have developed a natural language processing algorithm that successfully automates classification of MRI knee scans to better understand MRI utilization, according to a study in the April issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AIUM: Machine learning may aid breast ultrasound reads
March 28, 2017 -- ORLANDO, FL - After analyzing quantitative information from breast ultrasound exams, machine-learning technology can achieve high sensitivity and specificity for breast cancer, according to research presented on Monday at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting.  Discuss
Can deep-learning CAD outperform mammographers?
March 23, 2017 -- Can computer-aided detection (CAD) software developed with deep-learning technology perform better than mammographers? Yes it can, at least for the task of differentiating between benign and malignant calcifications, according to a team of researchers from California.  Discuss