AI may predict COVID-19 progression on chest x-rays
May 12, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can predict how COVID-19 cases will progress based on analysis of baseline chest x-rays, offering potential to help in deciding how to triage these patients, according to a study posted online May 5 as a preprint on medRxiv.org. Read More
AI could enhance chest imaging's COVID-19 role
May 11, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) could enhance the role of chest imaging in the COVID-19 pandemic, moving it beyond disease evaluation to applications such as assessing risk, monitoring treatment, and discovering therapeutic targets, according to an editorial published May 6 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
Italian researchers develop x-ray scoring for COVID-19
May 7, 2020 -- Italian researchers have developed a chest x-ray scoring system for quantifying and monitoring COVID-19 findings, according to a study published May 1 in La Radiologia Medica. Read More
Italian team recommends ultrasound for kids with COVID-19
April 28, 2020 -- A team of Italian researchers has said lung ultrasound scans may be better than chest radiography for children with COVID-19. The recommendation comes from the findings of a small, observational study published on April 21 in Pediatrics. Read More
FDA relaxes rules on imaging modifications for COVID-19
April 24, 2020 -- In an effort to make medical imaging more available to COVID-19 patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is relaxing its rules on modification of radiology equipment. Modifications will not need the agency's imprimatur before being used on patients during the crisis. Read More
AI can speed up measurements of leg length discrepancy
April 23, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to automate and significantly speed up the simple but labor-intensive task of manually measuring leg length discrepancy on pediatric radiographs, according to research published online April 21 in Radiology. Read More
How to keep radiologic technologists safe from COVID-19
April 23, 2020 -- One of the most effective tools for managing COVID-19 is chest CT. But how do you keep radiologic technologists safe while scanning potentially infected patients? A group from China shared its recommendations in an article published April 20 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Hospital gets creative to perform safer COVID-19 x-rays
April 22, 2020 -- The radiology department at a Pennsylvania hospital has found some creative low-tech solutions to the problem of safely performing chest x-ray studies of patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read More
AI model predicts need for total knee replacement
April 21, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that analyzes 3D MR images in addition to clinical and demographic information can predict with a promising level of accuracy if patients will require a total knee replacement in the future, according to research published online April 14 in Scientific Reports. Read More
Most chest x-rays of COVID-19 patients are 'normal'
April 17, 2020 -- Almost 60% of chest x-rays taken in urgent care settings in patients with confirmed and symptomatic COVID-19 are interpreted as "normal," according to a study to be published in the May issue of the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine. Read More