Markets for interventional and surgical x-ray plummeted in 2020
January 27, 2021 -- The world market for interventional and surgical x-ray equipment both dropped by double-digit amounts in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Signify Research. Bhvita Jani explains the trends in the market. Read More
Imaging leads to removal of 3-cm toy from dementia patient
January 26, 2021 -- Imaging helped physicians identify and remove a spinning top toy from an 83-year-old woman in Florida who had end-stage dementia and an oral fixation. Details of the case were published on January 20 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science. Read More
NCRP nixes gonadal screening, urges regulatory changes
January 14, 2021 -- The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) on January 13 advised against the routine use of gonadal shielding during abdominal and pelvic radiography. The change is in line with current scientific thinking on the risks of shielding, such as missed findings. Read More
AI improves lung cancer detection on x-rays
December 11, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can catch lung cancers that were initially missed by radiologists on chest radiographs and improve radiologist performance when used as a second reader, according to research published online December 10 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
Interventional radiology to grow after COVID-19 subsides
December 10, 2020 -- The market for interventional radiology (IR) has experienced unprecedented growth over the last few years, but this growth was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the IR market is forecast to resume its growth in 2021, according to an analysis by Omdia. Read More