Is chest x-ray overused for patients on ventilation?
August 10, 2018 -- Many patients undergoing mechanical ventilation continue to receive daily chest x-rays, despite the publication of guidelines discouraging their use. On the positive side, the use of chest x-rays in these patients has declined from 2008 to 2014, according to an August 10 paper in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
X-ray detects resurgence of black lung in coal miners
July 30, 2018 -- The prevalence of black lung disease has risen sharply among coal miners in the U.S., according to researchers who analyzed almost 50 years of radiographs. The trend reverses years of progress in reducing the prevalence of the disease, they note in a study published in the American Journal of Public Health.  Discuss
U.K. research could lead to flexible x-ray detectors
July 27, 2018 -- What if x-ray detectors were flexible enough to conform to patient anatomy? Would they produce better image quality or enable more accurate monitoring of radiation dose? It may not be a pipe dream. Researchers from the University of Surrey in the U.K. are working on a digital x-ray detector material that could be fabricated into flexible x-ray detectors.  Discuss
AI algorithm generates 'artificial' medical images
July 10, 2018 -- Researchers from Canada have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of generating "artificial" x-ray images that look just like the real thing. The artificial images can be used to train other AI algorithms in analyzing real medical images.  Discuss
Will DR's positive outlook last past 2018?
June 11, 2018 -- The world market for digital radiography (DR), comprising fixed and mobile systems and DR retrofit kits, grew by approximately 5% in 2017 and is forecast to increase by a similar amount in 2018. But will the good times continue to roll for DR? Simon Harris of market research firm Signify Research takes a closer look.  Discuss