AI predicts progression of osteoarthritis on x-rays
February 10, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can predict how osteoarthritis will progress over four years based on analysis of baseline knee x-rays and other risk factors, according to research published online February 6 in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. Read More
CT, x-ray help delineate 1st coronavirus case in U.S.
January 31, 2020 -- As the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to spread across the globe, CT and radiography have emerged as integral players in its identification and diagnosis. The imaging modalities are also serving pivotal roles in tracking disease progression for the earliest cases, including the first one confirmed in the U.S. Read More
Wuhan coronavirus spread may be vastly underestimated
January 31, 2020 -- Up to 75,815 people in the city of Wuhan, China, are estimated to be infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which is vastly more than official reports, according to a mathematical modeling study by Hong Kong experts that was published online January 31 in the Lancet journal. Read More
X-ray helps diagnose coronavirus in Vietnamese man
January 28, 2020 -- Radiography was one of several diagnostic tools that helped detect the presence of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a Vietnamese man who had traveled to Wuhan, China, the center of the outbreak. The case study was reported on January 28 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More
Experts reemphasize value of imaging in EVALI diagnosis
January 28, 2020 -- A team of U.S. radiologists and pathologists outlined the current understanding of electronic cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI), the value of imaging in its diagnosis, and lingering questions about the condition in a review article published online January 28 in Radiology. Read More
X-ray, CT uncover novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia
January 24, 2020 -- The chest radiographs and CT scans of individuals infected by the novel coronavirus display pneumonia-like patterns that can aid in diagnosis, according to a case report by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention published online January 24 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More
Deep learning of x-rays helps predict pulmonary blood flow
January 22, 2020 -- A deep-learning algorithm that analyzed chest x-rays was able to predict pulmonary to systemic blood flow just as well as clinicians. The finding could give healthcare providers a better way to determine which patients with congenital heart disease require intervention, according to a January 22 article in JAMA Cardiology. Read More
Point-of-care photos of patients enhance portable x-ray
January 20, 2020 -- Taking patient photographs at the point of care to attach them to portable radiographs is technically feasible and also confers numerous advantages for patient care, according to a study published in the January edition of American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
No shield from x-rays: How science is rethinking lead aprons
January 16, 2020 -- CHICAGO - Patients have come to expect a technician to drape their torsos with a heavy lead apron when they get an x-ray, but new thinking among radiologists and medical physicists is upending the decades-old practice of shielding patients from radiation. Read More
Virtual reality shows value in x-ray patient positioning
January 13, 2020 -- Virtual reality technology enables student radiographers in Australia to simulate the entire process of acquiring an accurate x-ray exam with greater efficiency and ease than with the standard training method of clinical role-play, according to a study published in the February issue of Radiography. Read More