How important is age in breast cancer risk assessment?
April 19, 2021 -- Is age really just a number? Risk scores produced by a deep-learning model based on analysis of mammograms alone may offer better insight into a woman's risk of breast cancer over the next two years than traditional risk factors. Read More
Biden administration nixes FDA plan to lift reviews of AI software
April 19, 2021 -- Saying the proposal was riddled with "errors" and "ambiguities," the Biden administration on April 16 torpedoed a plan proposed in the waning days of the Trump administration to eliminate 510(k) reviews for a range of medical products, including artificial intelligence (AI) software. Read More
Reimbursement for AI in radiology is more than just billable codes
April 14, 2021 -- The radiology community is abuzz with talk of artificial intelligence (AI) systems that can assist physicians with image interpretation and perform other tasks. But how will radiologists get paid? Sandy Coffta addresses this question. Read More
Microsoft bids $19.7B for Nuance Communications
April 12, 2021 -- Moving aggressively to expand its presence in healthcare, Microsoft has inked a definitive agreement to acquire speech recognition and artificial intelligence software developer Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion in cash. Read More
AI predicts heart disease risk in DEXA images
April 12, 2021 -- A deep-learning algorithm designed to read dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) images may also help to predict cardiovascular disease, according to a pilot study published online April 6 in Bone. Read More
Meta-analysis finds good news, bad news for radiology AI research
April 9, 2021 -- A meta-analysis of radiology artificial intelligence (AI) research found the technology had high overall accuracy in chest and breast imaging, but also widespread methodological and reporting issues that may preclude definitive assessments of clinical utility. Read More
AI algorithm can predict severity, progression of COPD
April 9, 2021 -- A deep-learning algorithm can enable accurate staging of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as predictions on five-year progression and mortality, according to research published online April 8 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
How well can AI software spot intracranial bleeding on head CT?
April 6, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can flag suspected intracranial hemorrhage cases for radiologists. But do AI algorithms perform as well in the real world as they do in initial testing? Read More
Radiomics AI algorithm differentiates sclerotic bone lesions
April 1, 2021 -- A radiomics-based machine-learning model can differentiate bone islands and osteoblastic bone metastases on abdominal CT scans at a level comparable to an experienced radiologist, according to research published online March 30 in Radiology. Read More
AI, quantitative CT helps shed light on COVID-19 progression
March 30, 2021 -- Quantitative analysis with artificial intelligence (AI) of sequential CT exams in COVID-19 patients shows promise for standardized assessment and monitoring of disease progression, according to research published online March 25 in Scientific Reports. Read More