X-ray isolation keeps patients and staff safe during COVID-19
August 5, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many radiology facilities to find innovative ways to do their work while keeping patients and staff safe. In a new paper, Australian researchers describe their technique for acquiring x-rays through glass, enabling x-ray equipment to be isolated outside patient rooms.  Discuss
COVID-19 likely more than a respiratory illness in kids
August 3, 2020 -- A disease associated with COVID-19 that causes multiple organ failure in children presents imaging findings that are different than a typical acute infection, indicating that COVID-19 is likely far more than a respiratory illness in kids, according to an article published online July 30 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Using AI with x-ray improves hip fracture diagnosis
July 29, 2020 -- Using an artificial intelligence (AI) deep convolutional neural network to analyze x-ray images improves radiologist performance in identifying hip fractures, according to a study published July 23 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
AI can assess COVID-19 severity on chest x-rays
July 24, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can quantitatively assess the severity of COVID-19 on frontal chest x-rays, offering potential as a clinical triage and workflow optimization tool, according to research published online July 22 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
AI reduces missed lung cancers on chest x-ray
July 23, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can help reduce the number of missed lung cancers on chest x-ray, according to a study published July 21 in Radiology. The study results point to AI as an effective way to address the challenging task of spotting subtle suspicious lung lesions.  Discuss
New payment model led to decline of imaging in Oregon
July 13, 2020 -- A Medicare payment model in Oregon that reimbursed certain community health clinics based on their total number of patients instead of their volume of patient encounters led to a drastic decline in the number of imaging procedures, according to the findings of a study published on July 7 in Health Affairs.  Discuss
COVID-19 patients face higher risk of barotrauma
July 7, 2020 -- Patients with COVID-19 who require invasive mechanical ventilation are more likely to experience barotrauma such as pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum than those without the disease, according to research published online July 2 in Radiology. And younger patients with COVID-19 were particularly at risk for these serious events.  Discuss
Imaging shows new, post-SARS-CoV-2 illness in children
June 26, 2020 -- Imaging findings are illuminating the nature of a newly identified, post-SARS-CoV-2 condition that affects the airways in children called multisystem inflammatory syndrome, according to a study published June 25 in Radiology.  Discuss
IMV: COVID-19 changes service needs for imaging equipment
June 22, 2020 -- Hospitals will need more service support for mobile x-ray systems in the near term due to the strain put on these units during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a new report by IMV Medical Information Division. At the same time, service needs may be lower for MRI, mammography, and nuclear medicine equipment.  Discuss
Siemens launches Ysio X.pree x-ray system
June 22, 2020 -- Siemens Healthineers is launching a new premium digital radiography (DR) system called Ysio X.pree. The system includes a number of new technologies designed to help automate x-ray image acquisition and interpretation.  Discuss