AI may predict heart disease risk on chest x-ray
June 22, 2021 -- Can chest x-rays be used to detect unsuspected coronary artery diseases? An artificial intelligence (AI) program has shown it's more than possible, according to research published June 17 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
Why x-ray is vanishing from urgent care centers
June 14, 2021 -- The rise of "limited-scope" urgent care centers that do not provide x-ray and aren't staffed with radiologic technologists presents a problem for the urgent care industry, according to Alan Ayers. Read More
Routine chest x-ray may offer little help in pediatric patients
June 8, 2021 -- Routine chest x-ray in pediatric intensive care units should be abandoned in favor of on-demand ordering protocols to reduce costs and unnecessary radiation exposure in vulnerable patients, according to a study published June 6 in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Read More
Model can predict risk for radiology appointment no-shows
June 7, 2021 -- Missed appointments can impact patient care and result in a significant revenue shortfall for radiology departments. However, a machine-learning algorithm could help prevent some of these no-shows, according to researchers from the University of Maryland. Read More
Simple steps improve x-ray for spinal surgery
June 3, 2021 -- A simple technique that provides three-point support for scoliosis patients during slot-scanning digital radiography works well for evaluating them prior to spinal fusion surgery, according to Singaporean clinicians who illustrated the method June 1 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
3D-printed device could improve chest x-ray imaging
May 27, 2021 -- Researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health have developed a small, 3D-printable device for portable chest x-ray systems that improves estimates of head-of-bed (HOB) angle, according to a talk during a May 26 session of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine annual meeting. Read More
Chest x-ray may predict risk of hospitalization in COVID-19
May 25, 2021 -- A single outpatient chest x-ray may be all it takes for an artificial intelligence algorithm to tell physicians which COVID-19 patients will likely need hospitalization and supplemental oxygen, according to a study published online May 21 in Academic Medicine. Read More
AI can spot overlooked IVC filters on radiography exams
May 25, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can be used to identify forgotten inferior vena cava (IVC) filters on radiography exams, according to research presented at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine annual meeting. Read More
Lumbar spine x-ray may not be needed for lower back pain
May 21, 2021 -- Women whose lumbar spine x-rays showed degeneration over time experienced little to no increase in lower back pain disability, according to research published May 20 in JAMA Network Open. The finding provides further evidence against routinely using diagnostic imaging of the lumbar spine. Read More
AI of x-ray predicts prognosis of COVID-19 patients
May 12, 2021 -- Emergency departments may be able to triage high-risk COVID-19 patients on x-ray with the help of an artificial intelligence (AI) model, according to research published May 12 in npj Digital Medicine. Read More