IBM Watson unites with Siemens in population health play
October 11, 2016 -- Two corporate giants are joining forces in an aggressive bid to make big-data analysis a reality for managing population health. IBM has signed an agreement with Siemens Healthineers that makes its Watson Health artificial intelligence technology available to Siemens customers.  Discuss
Will machine learning turn radiologists into losers?
October 5, 2016 -- Machine learning will "displace much of the work of radiologists" and other physicians who rely on interpreting digitized images, according to an opinion article published September 29 in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
The 3 biggest threats to radiology
October 3, 2016 -- Radiology has long been an attractive field for physicians-in-training, with its generous salaries, (relatively) low rates of malpractice claims, and the consistent challenge of technological advances. But the field faces at least three threats going forward, according to an article published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
AI could help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies
August 29, 2016 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) technology could help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies, according to a new study published online August 29 in Cancer.  Discuss
How soon will deep learning affect radiology?
August 18, 2016 -- For radiologists concerned about the arrival of deep learning, the future might be here sooner than you think. Deep-learning algorithms could begin producing radiology reports for basic studies like mammography and chest x-rays in as soon as five years, and for most types of imaging studies over the next 20 years.  Discuss
Will AI soon put radiologists out of a job?
July 11, 2016 -- Are radiologists really "wasted protoplasms" -- as allegedly described recently by a CEO of a medical imaging start-up company -- who can be easily replaced in the future with artificial intelligence (AI) technology? Not so fast, according to Dr. Eliot Siegel of the University of Maryland.  Discuss
IBM launches initiative to advance Watson in imaging
June 22, 2016 -- Moving closer to commercializing its Watson artificial intelligence technology in imaging applications, IBM announced on Wednesday that it's teaming up with a broad spectrum of partners to help train, test, develop, and deploy Watson in a wide range of organ systems and disease states.  Discuss
Forget Watson -- it's the pigeons you should worry about
November 18, 2015 -- If you think artificial intelligence could replace radiologists someday, there may be a new menace: It turns out that pigeons can distinguish benign from malignant tissue and identify certain cancer features with similar accuracy as their human counterparts, according to a new study published in PLOS One.  Discuss
IBM's bid for Merge shows allure of imaging big data
August 20, 2015 -- It doesn't take IBM's Watson artificial intelligence software to discern that the computing giant has big plans for its planned acquisition of PACS and imaging software firm Merge Healthcare. Indeed, IBM views medical imaging as a key element of its vision to transform healthcare with cognitive computing and analytics.  Discuss