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IBM to sell Watson Health assets to private equity firm
January 21, 2022 -- IBM has agreed to sell healthcare data analytics assets from its Watson Health business to private equity firm Francisco Partners, reportedly for more than $1 billion. IBM's core Watson artificial intelligence technology was not included in the deal, however. Read More
POCUS on par with x-ray for COVID-19 diagnosis, management
January 21, 2022 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for lung imaging is noninferior to chest x-ray when it comes to diagnosing COVID-19, according to an Italian study published January 18 in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. Read More
Could AI help reduce DBT workloads?
January 21, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can help radiologists lessen their workload when reading digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) images by nearly 40%, according to research published January 18 in Radiology. Read More
CT radiomics, machine learning predict melanoma survival
January 21, 2022 -- The combination of CT radiomics and machine learning can predict survival of melanoma patients after immunotherapy better than relying only on tumor size data, according to research published online January 20 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
Canon earns IMV 2021 ServiceTrak awards
January 21, 2022 -- Canon Medical Systems USA has received 2021 ServiceTrak awards in two categories related to customer satisfaction in the company's medical imaging business. Read More
Completion of CT lung screening varies between groups in Hawaii
January 20, 2022 -- Participation in CT lung cancer screening varied among Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian individuals in a population-based study out of Hawaii published January 20 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
AI reconstruction aids lung nodule detection on ultralow-dose CT
January 20, 2022 -- A deep learning-based image reconstruction algorithm can enable detection of more lung nodules on ultralow-dose CT exams -- at radiation doses comparable to a chest x-ray, according to a study published January 18 in Radiology. Read More
Prostate MRI predicts urinary continence after surgery
January 20, 2022 -- Measurements of the urethra seen on MRI exams prior to surgery may predict urinary continence in men after prostatectomy, according to a study published January 18 in Radiology. Read More
How will Medicare payment changes impact your radiology practice?
January 20, 2022 -- Now that the final Medicare conversion factor for 2022 of $34.6062 has been established, we can analyze the real impact that radiology practices can expect this year. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers an analysis. Read More
FAPI-PET may improve diagnosis of gastric cancer
January 19, 2022 -- Hybrid PET/MR imaging with an experimental gallium-68-labeled fibroblast activation protein inhibitor (FAPI) radiotracer outperforms standard molecular imaging for diagnosing gastric cancer, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
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