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
IMV: DR now makes up 80% of radiography installed base
April 24, 2019 -- Pushed by radiology's move to digitization and federal reimbursement changes, some 80% of the U.S. installed base of x-ray systems is now based on digital radiography (DR). That's up from 50% in 2015, according to a new report on the digital x-ray market by IMV Medical Information Division. Read More
Ultrasound bests x-ray for identifying pulmonary edema
April 22, 2019 -- Bedside ultrasound is more sensitive than chest x-ray for identifying pulmonary edema in patients presenting with dyspnea, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. Read More