AI challenged to diagnose RA: Task complete
August 30, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are primed to help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis (RA), says a group of U.S. experts. The team put AI to the task using x-rays in an international competition, with results published August 29 in JAMA Open Network. Read More
DEXA raises concern over exposure to chemicals in pregnant women
August 29, 2022 -- Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) exams suggest that in utero exposure to synthetic manufacturing chemicals may weaken the bone health of adolescents later in life, according to a study published August 26 in Science of the Total Environment. Read More
AI may help diagnose spine injuries on x-rays
August 26, 2022 -- Researchers from Thailand have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that may be able to help trauma clinicians diagnose spinal cord injuries on x-rays, according to a study published August 24 in Heliyon. Read More
Improving patient care through effective radiology communications
August 26, 2022 -- Communicating clearly and thoughtfully with patients can help improve patient care -- and there is a need for considerable improvement in radiology. That message was delivered repeatedly in several presentations given by radiologists, radiographers, and patients at the European Congress of Radiology in July. Read More
Dark-field chest x-ray differentiates lung disease
August 22, 2022 -- Investigators from Germany say that their prototype dark-field chest x-ray system may be able to help differentiate between emphysema and fibrosis, as discussed in a case published August 18 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
Stick to x-rays for estimating children's bone age, researcher say
August 19, 2022 -- Estimating bone age in children using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) is unreliable, says a group of researchers in Mexico. The team compared the approach to standard x-ray imaging in a study published August 17 in the Journal of Clinical Densitometry. Read More
Fixed DR, fluoroscopy markets rebound in 2021
August 16, 2022 -- The fixed digital radiography (DR) rooms and fluoroscopy x-ray markets have rebounded from the difficulties experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new analysis from Signify Research. Read More
AI can predict patient demographics from chest x-rays
August 12, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can identify a patient's demographic information with a high level of accuracy on chest x-rays, according to research published August 11 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Can body composition analysis monitor NETs on CT?
August 9, 2022 -- Body composition analysis of routine PET/CT staging exams could be used to opportunistically monitor patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of a gastroenteropancreatic origin, according to research published on August 4 in Scientific Reports. Read More
Imaging exams land on list of low-value care in VA system
August 5, 2022 -- Two of the most frequently delivered low-value medical services within the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VA) system are back imaging for patients with nonspecific low back pain and preoperative chest x-rays, a new study finds. In addition, imaging for low back pain was one of the costliest low-value services. Read More