Historical study finds that benign bone tumors are common in children
March 4, 2021 -- A cache of historical x-rays -- some almost 100 years old -- has revealed that benign bone tumors are common in healthy children, and they resolve on their own over time, according to a March 1 study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Read More
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