ED imaging plagued by racial disparities
August 15, 2019 -- Significant racial and ethnic differences exist in the use of medical imaging in the emergency department (ED), with patients of color having lower odds of receiving imaging compared with their white counterparts, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Doctors find dentures in man's throat 8 days after surgery
August 14, 2019 -- Removable dentures got stuck in a 72-year-old man's throat during surgery to remove a benign lump. Doctors didn't find the false teeth until eight days later when the patient complained of pain, bleeding, and swallowing difficulties. Read More
AI algorithm could reduce wrong-side medical mistakes
August 5, 2019 -- Wrong-side medical procedures are among the most devastating -- and preventable -- errors in healthcare. But what if you could stop wrong-side mistakes simply by analyzing radiographs with a machine-learning algorithm? A research group gave the idea a try and described their findings in the August edition of the Journal of Digital Imaging. Read More
AI accurately estimates bone age on 3D hand MRI
August 5, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can estimate bone age in children and adolescents from analysis of a 3D hand MRI exam with a very high level of accuracy, according to research published online July 31 in Medical Image Analysis. What's more, it can also perform well on wrist radiographs. Read More
Smoking limits utility of interventional therapy for AVMs
July 31, 2019 -- The use of interventional radiology procedures to treat patients for arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is less effective for those who are also heavy smokers, according to a study published July 30 in Radiology. Heavy smokers had rates of AVM relapse that were three times as high as nonsmokers. Read More
AI reveals prognostic information in chest x-rays
July 22, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can identify patients who are at higher risk of long-term mortality by analyzing their chest radiographs, potentially enabling early prevention and lifestyle interventions, according to research published online July 19 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
SIIM: AI can detect, classify TB on chest x-rays
July 1, 2019 -- DENVER - An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately detect, localize, and classify suspected tuberculosis (TB) on chest x-rays, according to research presented Thursday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. Read More
Digital radiography may be leading to 'collimation creep'
June 25, 2019 -- Is the desire to produce "prettier" x-ray images leading to "collimation creep" as radiographers crop digital radiography images rather than use more appropriate collimation settings? That's the contention of a paper published in the June edition of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. Read More
Backlash mounts against study on smartphone 'horns'
June 24, 2019 -- Are young adults really growing "horns" from excessive smartphone use? Skeptics are questioning a 2018 study that claimed to find bony protuberances on the skulls of young men -- growths that the authors hypothesized were connected to excessive mobile device use. Read More
BBC: X-rays show signs of young adults growing 'horns'
June 21, 2019 -- The internet exploded this week after the BBC published an article that used x-ray images to back claims that young adults who used smartphones extensively were growing bony protuberances -- basically, horns -- on their skulls. Read More