Education is needed to harness power of AI in radiology
April 6, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can enhance the business and operational side of radiology, but radiologists and practice managers should understand the technology before they consider adopting it, according to a talk on April 5 at the Radiology Business Management Association's Paradigm annual conference in San Diego.  Discuss
From A to Z, radiologist makes art from medical images
April 6, 2018 -- Medical imaging is a valuable tool for diagnosing disease, helping clinicians identify and treat everything from cancer to heart conditions. But it also offers plenty of creative opportunities, according to Dr. Susan Summerton, a Pennsylvania radiologist who is winning attention for her unique works of art based on medical images.  Discuss
New service tracks incidental lung nodules on CT scans
April 4, 2018 -- One of the thorniest problems in medical imaging is reporting and tracking incidental findings. Not following up on a finding -- say, a suspicious lung nodule on a CT scan -- can have disastrous consequences for patients and practices alike. A new service being launched this week hopes to make the task easier.  Discuss
Ky. takes black lung x-ray reads away from radiologists
April 3, 2018 -- Radiologists in Kentucky are no longer allowed to read x-rays of miners who claim to have black lung disease under legislation signed into law last week. Instead, the law gives pulmonologists the exclusive right to interpret such studies, according to a March 31 report by NPR.  Discuss
Are you ready for a radiologist shortage?
April 3, 2018 -- Could the U.S. be heading toward a shortage of radiologists? The idea might not be as crazy as it sounds if current demographic trends in radiology continue. Laurie Lafleur of Paragon Consulting Partners ponders this question and proposes that technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain could come to the rescue.  Discuss
Radiologists should use Facebook to develop their brand
April 2, 2018 -- While Facebook's reputation has taken a beating in recent weeks, a new article published March 30 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology touts the benefits of the social media platform as a marketing tool for radiologists that can help them connect with both patients and other physicians.  Discuss