Can radiomics improve CT lung cancer screening?
July 7, 2020 -- Two radiomics features on low-dose CT (LDCT) exams in lung cancer screening can be used to identify early-stage lung cancer patients who may be at higher risk for poor survival outcomes, potentially enabling earlier interventions, according to research published online June 29 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
SIIM 2020: The future is now for 3D imaging
June 26, 2020 -- The future is now for 3D imaging technologies such as cinematic rendering, 3D printing, simulation training, virtual reality, and augmented reality, according to a June 26 presentation at the virtual annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).  Discuss
Transducer shell improves elastography measurements
June 22, 2020 -- A 3D-printed device with built-in pressure sensors that fits around an ultrasound transducer like a shell could produce more accurate shear-wave elastography measurements for breast imaging and other use cases. Researchers describe the prototype attachment in a June 15 article in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
4D Flow MRI is feasible during exercise
June 19, 2020 -- Cardiac 4D flow MRI can quantify blood flow in the ascending aorta and main pulmonary artery during strenuous exercise, offering potential as a useful modality for evaluating right-sided heart dysfunction, according to research published online June 18 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Augmented reality supports liver tumor ablation
June 16, 2020 -- Augmented reality technology shows potential for improving the speed and safety of liver tumor ablation procedures, according to research presented during a virtual session of the Society of Interventional Radiology's annual scientific meeting.  Discuss
3D image analysis spots cartilage changes on knee MRI
June 16, 2020 -- A 3D image-analysis software algorithm can identify small changes in the cartilage of knee joints over time on MRI exams, potentially paving the way for development of new osteoarthritis treatments, according to a study published May 24 in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  Discuss
COVID-19: Early signs of recovery, but uncertainty ahead
June 15, 2020 -- The global pandemic has created an unprecedented shock to the medical imaging and healthcare sectors. What is the future likely to hold? What are the key economic trends, bright spots, and areas of greatest risk? Market columnist Steve Holloway investigates.  Discuss
Muscle metrics on chest CT can predict mortality risk
June 12, 2020 -- Measurements of muscle mass and density automatically extracted from chest CT exams using an artificial intelligence (AI)-based model can predict all-cause mortality over a six-year period in older men, according to research published online June 6 in the Journals of Gerontology.  Discuss
3D-printed swabs make the grade for COVID-19 testing
June 5, 2020 -- Nasopharyngeal swabs produced by 3D printing can provide comparable results to traditional swabs for SARS-CoV-2 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction testing, according to research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center recently published online in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.  Discuss
AI can handle quality assessment of 3D cardiac MRI
June 2, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can automatically assess image quality on 3D whole-heart cardiac MR images, achieving results similar to a human expert, according to research published online May 27 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss