Can AI diagnose heart failure on chest x-rays?
September 8, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can provide a promising level of accuracy for diagnosing heart failure on chest radiographs, according to a presentation from Japanese researchers at the recent European Society of Cardiology virtual congress.  Discuss
SARS-CoV-2 has characteristic appearance on x-ray
September 3, 2020 -- The SARS-CoV-2 virus has a particular appearance on chest x-ray that carries a high specificity and positive predictive value for COVID-19 infection -- a finding that could help clinicians more quickly diagnose the illness, according to a study published September 3 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Medical imaging shrinks during the COVID-19 tidal wave
September 2, 2020 -- The overall economic impact of COVID-19 has been wide-ranging, affecting all industries. In medical imaging, the pandemic's impact has fluctuated between modalities, according to an analysis by market research firm Omdia.  Discuss
Virtual imaging trials could optimize COVID-19 imaging
September 2, 2020 -- Researchers have created computerized models of lung abnormalities on CT scans of patients with COVID-19, according to an August 28 study in the American Journal of Roentgenology. The virtual imaging models can be used like computerized phantoms for research into the use of imaging to detect and monitor the disease.  Discuss
Genetic testing cut adverse events in heart patients
August 27, 2020 -- Personalized genetic testing led to a 34% decrease in the number of patients who had serious adverse events following balloon angioplasties, according to results published August 25 in Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
New x-ray system may assess adult scoliosis better
August 20, 2020 -- Researchers have developed a new x-ray classification system that can more precisely define which parts of the spine need correction in adult patients with idiopathic scoliosis, according to a study published August 3 in Spine Deformity.  Discuss
X-ray isolation keeps patients and staff safe during COVID-19
August 5, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many radiology facilities to find innovative ways to do their work while keeping patients and staff safe. In a new paper, Australian researchers describe their technique for acquiring x-rays through glass, enabling x-ray equipment to be isolated outside patient rooms.  Discuss
COVID-19 likely more than a respiratory illness in kids
August 3, 2020 -- A disease associated with COVID-19 that causes multiple organ failure in children presents imaging findings that are different than a typical acute infection, indicating that COVID-19 is likely far more than a respiratory illness in kids, according to an article published online July 30 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Using AI with x-ray improves hip fracture diagnosis
July 29, 2020 -- Using an artificial intelligence (AI) deep convolutional neural network to analyze x-ray images improves radiologist performance in identifying hip fractures, according to a study published July 23 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
AI can assess COVID-19 severity on chest x-rays
July 24, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can quantitatively assess the severity of COVID-19 on frontal chest x-rays, offering potential as a clinical triage and workflow optimization tool, according to research published online July 22 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss