COVID-19 takes toll on well-being of radiology staff
February 26, 2021 -- Radiographers and radiation therapists have experienced shortages of personal protective equipment and significant increases in stress and anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey of Australian radiology staff. Read More
AI algorithm accurately detects trauma on pelvic radiographs
February 22, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model was able to detect most types of trauma-related findings on pelvic radiographs, performing comparably to radiologists and orthopedic surgeons, according to research published online February 16 in Nature Communications. Read More
AI aids in risk assessment on x-rays after total hip arthroplasty
February 18, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can assess dislocation risk and measure acetabular component angles on radiographs after total hip arthroplasty, according to a pair of studies published online February 16 in the Journal of Arthroplasty. Read More
Study flags cancer risks from dental x-rays
February 18, 2021 -- Exposure to radiation from dental x-rays caused an estimated 967 cancers in the U.S. in 2019, according to a recent study. Of these cancers, the vast majority could have been prevented, the researchers found. Read More
Dynamic chest radiography spots lung tumor invasion
February 5, 2021 -- In a proof-of-concept study with phantoms, researchers were able to demonstrate that a dynamic chest radiography protocol was able to detect lung tumor invasion, according to findings published February 3 in Medical Physics. Read More
FDA asks Nanox for more info on x-ray system
February 2, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked x-ray technology company Nanox Imaging to provide more information on its single-source Nanox.ARC system as part of its 510(k) clearance for the product, according to a February filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissions. Read More
Study finds racial disparities in pediatric ED imaging
January 29, 2021 -- Non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic children are significantly less likely to receive a diagnostic imaging study when visiting an emergency department (ED) than non-Hispanic white patients, according to analysis of over 13 million pediatric ED visits published online January 29 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Markets for interventional and surgical x-ray plummeted in 2020
January 27, 2021 -- The world market for interventional and surgical x-ray equipment both dropped by double-digit amounts in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Signify Research. Bhvita Jani explains the trends in the market. Read More
Imaging leads to removal of 3-cm toy from dementia patient
January 26, 2021 -- Imaging helped physicians identify and remove a spinning top toy from an 83-year-old woman in Florida who had end-stage dementia and an oral fixation. Details of the case were published on January 20 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science. Read More
NCRP nixes gonadal screening, urges regulatory changes
January 14, 2021 -- The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) on January 13 advised against the routine use of gonadal shielding during abdominal and pelvic radiography. The change is in line with current scientific thinking on the risks of shielding, such as missed findings. Read More