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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More