Could monochromatic x-ray be the future of breast imaging?
September 22, 2021 -- A technology called monochromatic x-ray could reduce radiation dose per mammogram by a factor of five to 10 times, according to a research review published September 18 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Dental surgeons offer imaging tips for patients wearing masks
September 22, 2021 -- Is it possible to acquire extraoral images of patients while they are still wearing masks for protection against COVID-19? It's possible, if you take a few steps to counter artifacts that might develop, according to a letter published online September 19 in Academic Radiology. Read More
In chest x-ray AI, two views are better than one
September 21, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model that analyzes both frontal and lateral chest radiographs performs better for classifying adenopathy, according to a September 20 presentation at the Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging. Read More
Strength in numbers: Federated learning boosts AI for COVID-19
September 16, 2021 -- An algorithm trained using federated learning turned in highly accurate performance for predicting clinical outcomes in COVID-19 patients from chest x-rays and clinical data, according to research published online September 15 in Nature Medicine. Read More
Lung abnormalities persist in 91% of COVID-19 patients
September 10, 2021 -- More than 90% of patients who developed COVID-19 showed lung parenchymal abnormalities on chest CT and x-ray three months after recovery in a study published in the September issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Read More
DEXA predicts diabetes in obese menopausal women
September 7, 2021 -- Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) tests are better than traditional clinical obesity measures for predicting diabetes and heart disease in older women, according to an August 31 study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Read More
Limiting x-rays after knee replacement could save millions of dollars
September 1, 2021 -- Routine x-rays after total knee arthroplasty surgery offer very little clinical benefit, and limiting the exams can reduce radiation exposure in patients and save millions of dollars, according to a study published online August 26 in the Knee. Read More
AI could help diagnose TB in developing countries
August 27, 2021 -- Researchers testing five commercially available artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms found that all performed well for detecting tuberculosis (TB) on chest x-rays in a study published in the September issue of Lancet Digital Health. But only two met standards set by the World Health Organization. Read More
New x-ray imaging technique emerges from the dark
August 26, 2021 -- X-ray dark-field chest imaging -- a new technique touted as the most significant advance in standard chest x-ray in 100 years -- has shown for the first time it may help diagnose lung disease in humans, according to a study published August 24 in Radiology. Read More
CT directs treatment of abscesses caused by boy's dental infection
August 26, 2021 -- CT helped clinicians diagnose and treat rare orbital and mouth abscesses caused by a dental infection in a 13-year-old boy, according to a case report recently published in the European Journal of Dentistry. If untreated, the condition could have led to death or blindness. Read More