CT lends itself to opportunistic screening for osteoporosis
August 10, 2022 -- Chest CT for indications such as lung cancer screening can also be used to screen for osteopenia or osteoporosis -- especially when an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that identifies regions of interest is added, a study published August 6 in Osteoporosis International suggests. Read More
Can body composition analysis monitor NETs on CT?
August 9, 2022 -- Body composition analysis of routine PET/CT staging exams could be used to opportunistically monitor patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of a gastroenteropancreatic origin, according to research published on August 4 in Scientific Reports. Read More
Imaging exams land on list of low-value care in VA system
August 5, 2022 -- Two of the most frequently delivered low-value medical services within the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VA) system are back imaging for patients with nonspecific low back pain and preoperative chest x-rays, a new study finds. In addition, imaging for low back pain was one of the costliest low-value services. Read More
AI algorithm creates x-ray-like images from ultrasound scans
August 1, 2022 -- A team of Chinese researchers has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that creates x-ray-like images from ultrasound data. They describe how they are using the technique to visualize adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in a study published July 29 in Ultrasonics. Read More
2-stage AI process helps grade severity of COVID on x-rays
July 29, 2022 -- A new two-stage process for using artificial intelligence (AI) to grade the severity of COVID-19 infection on chest x-rays could work better than existing AI-based algorithms, say researchers who described their process in a paper published July 27 in Scientific Reports. Read More
AI algorithm spots rare bone tumors on radiographs
July 25, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to classify bone lesions with a very high level of sensitivity, potentially enabling rare but often deadly bone tumors to be detected sooner, according to research from Israel. Read More
Ukrainian radiology staff killed and injured in missile attack
July 20, 2022 -- The owner of an imaging facility in Vinnytsia, 200 km southwest of Kyiv, has confirmed that a Russian cruise missile attack killed at least 24 civilians and wounded dozens more, including staff members. Read More
ECR: What was COVID-19's effect on radiographers' stress levels?
July 18, 2022 -- The phenomenon of burnout among radiology staff isn't new, but the COVID-19 pandemic has added an extra layer to it, two July 15 presentations delivered at ECR 2022 showed. Read More
ECR: Should patient radiation shielding stay or should it go?
July 18, 2022 -- European experts are gradually reaching a consensus that radiation shielding is no longer needed for some imaging exams, yet the idea may be a hard pill to swallow at some facilities. With that in mind, a panel discussion held at ECR 2022 in Vienna addressed the pros and cons of the issue. Read More
ECR: AI can be a useful aid for bone age assessment
July 14, 2022 -- VIENNA - An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately assess bone age on hand x-rays, yielding interchangeable performance to that of experienced musculoskeletal radiologists in research presented July 13 at ECR 2022. Read More