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AI proves effective for triaging abnormal brain MRI results
April 21, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm shows promise for helping clinicians triage abnormal brain MRI results, according to a study published April 21 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
COVID-19 'long haulers' could have long-term effect on radiology
April 21, 2021 -- More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it's becoming clear that some patients experience chronic, long-term symptoms from the disease, and these "long haulers" could have a big effect on radiology, according to a poster at the American Roentgen Ray Society meeting. Read More
PET tracers reveal long-term consequences of brain injuries
April 21, 2021 -- PET/MRI scans with novel radiotracers indicate that young athletes may suffer from long-term neurodegeneration after experiencing multiple sports-related brain injuries, according to a recent study by a group of Swedish researchers. Read More
CCTA shows coronary plaque burden higher in people with HIV
April 20, 2021 -- Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) scans show that individuals who are positive for HIV who are not known to have heart disease have more than three times the burden of noncalcified coronary plaque than people without the virus, according to a study published April 20 in Radiology. Read More
AI could help improve cancer detection on breast ultrasound
April 20, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can detect and diagnose cancer on breast ultrasound with accuracy comparable to radiologists, according to research presented Monday at the 2021 virtual annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society. Read More
AI can help predict mortality from metastatic breast cancer
April 20, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can expertly detect metastatic lung nodules on chest CT exams in breast cancer patients and aid in risk assessment, according to an April 18 talk at the annual American Roentgen Ray Society meeting. Read More
MRI valuable in identifying breast lesions, study says
April 20, 2021 -- MRI demonstrates superb performance in identifying breast lesions where surgical removal is required for women with suspicious nipple discharge, according to new research published April 13 in European Radiology. Read More
Hysterosalpingo contrast ultrasound shows promise in infertility exams
April 19, 2021 -- Hysterosalpingo contrast sonography (HyCoSy) is potentially safer and more efficient in examining fallopian tubes in women undergoing infertility exams, according to research presented Monday at the 2021 virtual annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society. Read More
Despite COVID-19, MICI respondents say imaging will remain profitable
April 19, 2021 -- Radiology administrators and imaging managers appear confident that their operations will maintain or increase growth in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, even as they continue to express concern about how study volume will rebound, according to the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI). Read More
Goodbye, PACS. Hello, MIMPS? FDA updates rules for radiology software
April 16, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amended the descriptions of eight classification regulations -- including three that are radiology-specific -- to reflect recent regulatory changes. Among the changes, the agency is retiring the use of PACS in favor of MIMPS, or medical image management and processing system. Read More