Better than x-ray? Physicians study POCUS for fractures
October 26, 2020 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has unique strengths that make it promising for evaluating broken bones in children. But could POCUS really replace x-rays for fractures? The answer may depend on training, according to the findings of an October 21 study in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
COVID-19 outweighs radiation for death risk
October 13, 2020 -- The risk of death from COVID-19 far outweighs the risk of death from imaging exams that impart radiation such as chest x-ray or CT, according to a study published October 7 in the Journal of Radiological Protection.  Discuss
Can AI interpret chest x-rays as well as rad residents?
October 9, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can yield similar or even, by some measures, better performance than radiology residents in interpreting chest radiographs, and it could potentially be utilized for automated preliminary assessments of these exams, according to research published online October 9 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Trump undergoes chest imaging after COVID-19 diagnosis
October 5, 2020 -- President Donald Trump reportedly underwent chest imaging while undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. The president's physician said there were some "expected findings" but nothing of "major clinical concern."  Discuss
AI characterizes pediatric lateral airway x-rays
October 2, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) in the form of deep-learning classifiers can help distinguish between poor- and adequate-quality pediatric lateral airway x-rays acquired in the emergency department, according to a study published September 30 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
AI boosts rads' COVID-19 x-ray diagnosis performance
September 28, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called CV19-Net boosted the performance of thoracic radiologists when it came to distinguishing COVID-19 pneumonia from other types of pneumonia on chest x-ray, according to a study published September 24 in Radiology.  Discuss
Turmoil roils x-ray developer Nanox
September 23, 2020 -- The stock of x-ray developer Nanox has gone on a rollercoaster ride over the past week after a report critical of the company was issued by a short-selling firm. Nanox has charged that the report is full of "errors" and "misleading speculations."  Discuss
COVID-19 has major impact on radiology operations
September 22, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on the operations of radiology facilities, with 83% of respondents reporting that the outbreak had a "significant impact" on them, according to the results of a new global survey.  Discuss
French survey logs COVID-19's impact on radiologists
September 17, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic is exacting a heavy psychological toll on radiologists, with insomnia being one of the most commonly reported problems, according to a French survey of over 1,500 imaging physicians.  Discuss
Does experience matter in chest x-rays for COVID-19?
September 14, 2020 -- A group of Italian researchers found the performance of radiologists for detecting COVID-19 pneumonia on chest x-rays grew over time as they gained experience -- a finding that even applied to those with less experience reading x-rays. They shared their results online September 10 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss