Google AI algorithm shows promise for chest x-rays
April 2, 2018 -- How many radiologist-annotated images are needed to train a deep-learning algorithm for radiology applications? Perhaps not as many as you might think. Using both annotated and unannotated images, researchers from Google have developed an algorithm that can simultaneously identify and localize disease found on chest x-rays.  Discuss
Use of skeletal radiography shows modest growth
March 28, 2018 -- The use of skeletal radiography has grown at a modest rate in the U.S. Medicare population over the past 12 years, researchers reported in a March 24 paper in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. But shifts have occurred in the use of radiography that may indicate some physician self-referral of x-ray studies.  Discuss
Ingested foreign bodies present imaging challenges
March 8, 2018 -- X-rays helped surgeons confirm the presence of an ingested fidget spinner toy in a patient and remove the metal parts via endoscopy, but they could not visualize plastic portions of it, according to a report published online February 22 in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery.  Discuss
AHRA: Most practices still use CR, despite pay cut
March 5, 2018 -- The AHRA has released results from its 2017 survey on the use of computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography: It found that 75% of responding AHRA members still have one to five CR units in their departments, despite 2016 federal legislation that cut reimbursement for CR exams.  Discuss