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MIDRC offers support for COVID-19 AI
May 5, 2021 -- A project called the Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC) is offering key support for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19, according to a presentation delivered May 5 at the AuntMinnie.com Spring 2021 Virtual Conference. Read More
Can AI reduce mammography, DBT workload for radiologists?
May 5, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could sharply decrease radiologist workload for screening mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exams without hurting sensitivity, according to research published online May 5 in Radiology. Read More
Lung ultrasound can determine care needs for COVID patients
May 5, 2021 -- Bedside lung ultrasound can determine whether or not COVID-19 patients need admission to intensive care units (ICUs), according to research from Brazil published May 3 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Read More
Burnout looms larger for third-year residents
May 5, 2021 -- Radiology residents experience heightened depersonalization throughout most of their training, yet they may face their toughest battle against burnout in their third year, according to research in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Radiology groups can prepare now to implement the No Surprises Act
May 4, 2021 -- The No Surprises Act will become effective January 1, 2022. This is the first federal regulation protecting patients from receiving unexpected bills, and Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains what it means for radiology practices. Read More
Mammography underutilized in Jamaica
May 4, 2021 -- Breast cancer screening mammography is underutilized in Jamaica, with breast cancer often diagnosed at an earlier age and more advanced stage than in the U.S., according to research published April 23 in BMC Women's Health. Read More
AI model predicts progression, mortality in COVID-19 patients
May 3, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to provide highly accurate predictions of a COVID-19 patient's disease progression and mortality based on analysis of chest CT exams, according to research published online April 29 in Scientific Reports. Read More
X-ray and CT reveal mummified ancient Egyptian was pregnant
May 3, 2021 -- The patient presented after 3,000 years. X-ray and CT scans revealed first that this was not a male scribe and priest, as suspected, but in fact a woman about 25 years old, possibly a society elite from a vast necropolis in Thebes in Upper Egypt. Read More
AI can help to classify masses found on breast ultrasound
May 3, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can aid radiologists in characterizing masses on screening breast ultrasound exams by improving cancer detection and reducing false positives, according to research from Yale University. Read More
Is it time for population-based breast screening in India?
May 3, 2021 -- Unlike many western countries, India lacks a widespread breast screening program. With rates of breast cancer rising in the country, is it time for population-based mammography screening? A recent symposium examined this issue, and a compilation of its findings was published April 28 in Cancer Causes & Control. Read More
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