AI can predict patient demographics from chest x-rays
August 12, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can identify a patient's demographic information with a high level of accuracy on chest x-rays, according to research published August 11 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
MRI, CT help with planning breast cancer treatment
August 12, 2022 -- Cross-sectional supplemental imaging with MRI and CT can improve sensitivity when detecting tumors in axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer patients, a German study published August 10 in the Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology found. Read More
'A diagnostic revolutionary' -- the legacy of Godfrey Hounsfield
August 12, 2022 -- CT has become a vital form of medical imaging that is ubiquitous throughout the world, offering powerful insights into the human body. Most of the credit for the development of CT goes to Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, the U.K. scientist who developed the first CT scanner in 1971. Read More
Panel tackles woes of enrolling patients in Alzheimer's trials
August 12, 2022 -- People who want to participate in clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease face a number of barriers, according to a panel chaired by U.S. experts. Their solutions for addressing this problem were published August 10 in Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. Read More
The PACSman Pontificates: Anything you can do I can do better
August 12, 2022 -- The PACSman -- Michael J. Cannavo -- doesn't really hate artificial intelligence (AI), although he gets that question all the time. In a new column, Mike explains why he's still skeptical about the role of AI in radiology. Read More
Bolivia opens nuclear medicine research center
August 11, 2022 -- Bolivia has begun pilot operations at a nuclear research center on the outskirts of La Paz -- a location more than 13,000 feet above sea level. The facility is the highest-altitude site in the world producing radioisotopes for use in medicine, according to an August 9 report in World Nuclear News. Read More
Geographic factors influence patient access to radiologists
August 11, 2022 -- The northeastern U.S. has a higher ratio of radiologists to population than other areas of the country, while the South has the lowest, a geographic variation that could negatively impact patient access to imaging, suggests an August 9 study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Emergency providers don't face much legal risk from POCUS use
August 11, 2022 -- Emergency medicine providers who use point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) don't face much medicolegal risk from their use of the technology, and they may actually be less likely to face malpractice suits, a study published August 8 in the Journal of Emergency Medicine found. Read More
PET/MRI shows promise diagnosing bone infection
August 10, 2022 -- While PET/MRI scanners aren't widely available, a group of orthopedic surgeons in the Netherlands say physicians with access should consider the hybrid modality over other imaging techniques for diagnosing patients with suspected chronic osteomyelitis. Read More
Burnout reduction strategies seem to be falling short for radiologists
August 10, 2022 -- Department-level strategies aimed toward reducing burnout among radiologists aren't leading to measurable improvements in their wellbeing, suggests a study published August 5 in Academic Radiology. Read More