Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists?
November 17, 2017 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed by Stanford University researchers can detect 14 types of medical conditions on chest x-ray images, and it's even able to diagnose pneumonia better than expert radiologists, according to a paper published November 14 on arXiv.org.  Discuss
Deep learning shows promise for bone age assessment
November 16, 2017 -- A deep-learning convolutional neural network algorithm can estimate skeletal maturity on pediatric hand radiographs as accurately as expert radiologists -- and nearly as accurately as a commercial computer-aided diagnosis software application, according to research published online in Radiology.  Discuss
Gaming technology armed to reduce repeat x-rays
October 18, 2017 -- Video game technology is being used for much more than simply playing games these days. Case in point: A motion-sensing device for gaming consoles can now be used to help set x-ray exposure parameters, reducing repeat exams, according to a study published online in Pediatric Radiology.  Discuss
Marie Curie and her x-ray vehicles' contribution to WWI battlefield medicine
October 18, 2017 -- Ask people to name the most famous historical woman of science and their answer will likely be Madame Marie Curie. But in addition to her scientific accomplishments, Curie was also the driving force behind the "radiological car," a mobile x-ray van used in World War I.  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
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
Digital tomo refines postoperative imaging of hand fractures
September 25, 2017 -- The proper installation of orthopedic hardware in the hand and wrist after surgery is usually confirmed with digital radiography. But digital tomosynthesis may further enhance visualization around such implants, according to research published online September 11 in Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
Study questions whether x-rays really need to be repeated
September 19, 2017 -- Current radiology practice gives radiologic technologists significant leeway in deciding whether to retake radiographs that might not be up to snuff. But should the weight of that decision rest on their shoulders alone? Researchers investigated the question in a September 12 study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  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
RT educator unwraps secrets of Peruvian mummies
August 31, 2017 -- Move over Indiana Jones -- meet Julie Ostrowski, a radiologic technologist (RT) instructor from Illinois. Ostrowski recently returned from an expedition to Peru, where she helped catalog mummies as part of a project to uncover the secrets of the Chachapoya culture, which flourished in the Andes hundreds of years before the Incas.  Discuss