Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays?
April 26, 2017 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can accurately identify tuberculosis (TB) 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.
What's the radiation risk to RTs from fluoro studies?
April 7, 2017 -- Are radiologic technologists (RTs) who assist with interventional studies at higher risk of death from brain cancer? Maybe, but it's not clear that radiation exposure is the reason why, according to a new study published March 28 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Which orthopedic imaging options are the safest?
March 15, 2017 -- Pediatric orthopedic imaging patients who need surgery often receive more x-rays and CT scans than nonsurgical patients, and orthopedic surgeons should seek options to reduce radiation exposure, according to research being presented this week at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2017 annual meeting.
Deep learning can provide first read of chest x-rays
March 10, 2017 -- A computer-aided detection system developed using deep-learning technology can perform an initial review of chest x-rays, helping radiologists to prioritize interpretation of cases that are more likely to be abnormal, according to a presentation last week at ECR 2017.
SIR: UFE use still lags hysterectomy for fibroids
March 7, 2017 -- Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is vastly underutilized when it comes to treating uterine fibroids, according to a large nationwide study presented on March 6 at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2017 annual meeting in Washington, DC.
ECR 2017 stands tall as showcase for product launches
March 4, 2017 -- VIENNA - The European Congress of Radiology in recent years has come into its own as a showcase for new launches of medical imaging products. ECR 2017 was no exception, with a variety of new scanner debuts in MRI, CT, and other modalities.
Philips launches new Azurion interventional platform
February 22, 2017 -- In what the company is calling its most significant new product launch in years, Philips Healthcare on Wednesday debuted Azurion, a new platform for image-guided therapy. The platform includes hardware and software improvements designed to enable clinicians to more efficiently perform complex interventional procedures.
Study: Skip the x-rays after shoulder arthroplasty surgery
February 6, 2017 -- The number of postoperative radiographs performed after total shoulder arthroplasty could be cut drastically without affecting patient care, according to a new study published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery that questions the value of the imaging exam.
State tort reform reduces orders for x-rays
December 22, 2016 -- Tort reforms that make it harder to sue physicians have a stronger effect on reducing x-ray orders than reforms that directly reduce payouts for physician errors, according to a new study published online December 21 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
VA scales back proposal on nurses reading imaging exams
December 13, 2016 -- In a victory for radiologists, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has scaled back a proposal that grants expanded duties to advanced-level nurses within the VA system, by removing language that some observers believed could have allowed nurses to perform and interpret medical imaging studies.