Deep-learning algorithm spots kidney stones on CT exams
June 21, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to identify kidney stones -- even very small stones -- at a very high level of accuracy on CT, according to research published online June 14 in Computers in Biology and Medicine. Read More
Does chest CT have a role in breast imaging?
June 18, 2021 -- Chest CT isn't usually associated with breast cancer detection, but maybe it should be: The modality can identify incidental, suspicious breast lesions in women undergoing the exam for other reasons, and many of these lesions are malignant, according to a study published June 14 in Breast. Read More
Does radiology AI need more clinical validation?
June 17, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for detecting cervical spine fractures may not generalize well to local patient populations, according to research published online June 11 in the American Journal of Neuroradiology. Read More
AI can automatically quantify atherosclerosis on CCTA
June 16, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) application can rapidly and accurately quantify stenosis on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) exams, according to a multinational study published online June 12 in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Read More
Animal study suggests Ga-68 PET FAPI can detect lung fibrosis
June 14, 2021 -- PET imaging with a gallium-68 (Ga-68)-labeled fibroblast activation protein inhibitor (FAPI) shows promise as an effective way to identify and monitor pulmonary fibrosis, according to animal study findings presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting. Read More
AI algorithm produces autosegmented contours for radiotherapy
June 14, 2021 -- Automatically segmented contours generated on CT scans by a deep-learning algorithm can yield positive results when utilized clinically in radiotherapy planning, according to research published online June 8 in Radiation Oncology. Read More
Low-field MRI offers a no-radiation option for lung disease imaging
June 11, 2021 -- Low-field-strength MRI at 0.55 tesla appears to offer an effective alternative to CT for imaging lung disease, a group of researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health has found. The team's results were published June 10 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
Reduced-dose CT effective for evaluating kidney stones
June 10, 2021 -- CT with a reduced radiation dose is still effective for evaluating kidney stones -- and it mitigates the radiation burden in patients who experience repeat imaging, according to a study published June 8 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
JAMA Internal Medicine stirs debate on coronary CT
June 7, 2021 -- Coronary CT angiography exams and coronary artery calcium scoring scans are used to assess a person's heart health. But whether patients should undergo either of these exams remains under debate, according to two letters published June 7 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More
Algorithm provides accurate segmentation of pancreas on CT
June 7, 2021 -- Deep-learning algorithms can be used to provide automated and accurate segmentation of the pancreas on CT exams, according to research presented at the recent Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine annual meeting. Read More