POCUS on par with x-ray for COVID-19 diagnosis, management
January 21, 2022 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for lung imaging is noninferior to chest x-ray when it comes to diagnosing COVID-19, according to an Italian study published January 18 in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. Read More
AI can stratify risk of COVID-19 based on chest x-rays
January 14, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could be utilized in low-resource settings to stratify a patient's risk of having COVID-19 based on their chest x-rays, according to research published online January 13 in Intelligence-Based Medicine. Read More
Dark-field chest x-ray measures up to CT for diagnosing emphysema
January 13, 2022 -- Dark-field chest x-ray could become an option over CT for the detection and staging of emphysema in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a study published January 11 in Radiology. Read More
AI may help diagnose early lung cancer
January 4, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can improve the diagnostic performance of radiologists for detecting pulmonary nodules on chest x-rays, according to a study published December 29 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
New x-ray angiography technique shows promise
January 4, 2022 -- A novel x-ray image processing technique called digital variance angiography can improve standard angiography image quality while reducing patient radiation exposure, according to a presentation delivered at the recent RSNA meeting. Read More
Micro-X makes RSNA debut with miniaturized x-ray technology
December 23, 2021 -- Australian x-ray developer Micro-X made its RSNA debut last month, displaying its carbon nanotube miniaturized x-ray tube technology. The company plans to leverage the design to offer x-ray systems that are lighter and more portable than existing systems. Read More
Sales of mobile x-ray systems slump in 2021 after COVID-19 boom
December 23, 2021 -- After a sharp spike in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for mobile x-ray systems plummeted in 2021, according to an analysis by Graham Cooke of Signify Research. Read More
AI, whole-body DEXA scans reveal patient age, mortality risk
December 17, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called DXA-Age yielded valuable insight into a patient's future health risks based on analysis of whole-body dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans, according to research presented at the RSNA 2021 meeting in Chicago. Read More
Chest CT, x-ray show breakthrough COVID-19 tends to be mild
December 10, 2021 -- Imaging findings on chest CT and x-ray in patients with breakthrough COVID-19 disease tend to be mild -- and most patients go on to recover just fine, according to research published December 9 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
AI can predict mortality from DEXA body composition data
December 7, 2021 -- Changes in body composition over time can be identified on total-body dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) exam by artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and help to predict mortality risk, according to research presented at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More