AI can detect COVID-19 quickly, accurately on x-rays
November 25, 2020 -- Within seconds, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can assess chest x-rays for the presence of COVID-19, enabling rapid screening and triage of patients arriving at hospitals for reasons other than the virus, according to research published online November 24 in Radiology.  Discuss
Medical imaging boosts men's testicular cancer risk
November 11, 2020 -- Early exposures to medical imaging can increase men's risk of developing testicular cancer by almost 60%, according to a study published November 11 in PLOS One. The findings highlight the need for shielding for men and boys during imaging exams.  Discuss
Imaging saves teen with oral surgery-linked 'forgotten disease'
November 10, 2020 -- Imaging and early antibiotic intervention saved the life of an 18-year-old man in Kansas who was diagnosed with Lemierre syndrome, or the "forgotten disease," after wisdom teeth extraction, according to a case report published on October 20 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.  Discuss
Better than x-ray? Physicians study POCUS for fractures
October 26, 2020 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has unique strengths that make it promising for evaluating broken bones in children. But could POCUS really replace x-rays for fractures? The answer may depend on training, according to the findings of an October 21 study in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
COVID-19 outweighs radiation for death risk
October 13, 2020 -- The risk of death from COVID-19 far outweighs the risk of death from imaging exams that impart radiation such as chest x-ray or CT, according to a study published October 7 in the Journal of Radiological Protection.  Discuss
Can AI interpret chest x-rays as well as rad residents?
October 9, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can yield similar or even, by some measures, better performance than radiology residents in interpreting chest radiographs, and it could potentially be utilized for automated preliminary assessments of these exams, according to research published online October 9 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Trump undergoes chest imaging after COVID-19 diagnosis
October 5, 2020 -- President Donald Trump reportedly underwent chest imaging while undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. The president's physician said there were some "expected findings" but nothing of "major clinical concern."  Discuss
AI characterizes pediatric lateral airway x-rays
October 2, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) in the form of deep-learning classifiers can help distinguish between poor- and adequate-quality pediatric lateral airway x-rays acquired in the emergency department, according to a study published September 30 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
AI boosts rads' COVID-19 x-ray diagnosis performance
September 28, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called CV19-Net boosted the performance of thoracic radiologists when it came to distinguishing COVID-19 pneumonia from other types of pneumonia on chest x-ray, according to a study published September 24 in Radiology.  Discuss
Turmoil roils x-ray developer Nanox
September 23, 2020 -- The stock of x-ray developer Nanox has gone on a rollercoaster ride over the past week after a report critical of the company was issued by a short-selling firm. Nanox has charged that the report is full of "errors" and "misleading speculations."  Discuss