AI of breast ultrasound helps radiologists focus on cancer
September 27, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to significantly reduce false positives in breast ultrasound, potentially avoiding the need for one out of four biopsies in a study published online September 24 in Nature Communications. Read More
Two-thirds of sonographers perform scans while in pain
September 27, 2021 -- About two-thirds of sonographers report performing ultrasound scans while experiencing musculoskeletal pain, according to a survey study published September 17 in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Read More
6 ways to improve how medical students feel about radiology
September 27, 2021 -- Less than half of medical students have positive associations when it comes to the field of radiology, but their attitudes change when they're given more information about the specialty, according to a study published September 22 in Academic Radiology. Read More
New model makes it easier for AI to spot pulp cavities
September 27, 2021 -- Combining conebeam CT (CBCT) and micro-CT images as training data can help artificial intelligence (AI) models identify the location of teeth and pulp cavities in CBCT images, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Endodontics. Read More
Can AI of MRI data predict patient response to antidepressants?
September 24, 2021 -- A machine-learning algorithm that analyzed brain MRI scans was able to predict if patients would respond to antidepressant treatment in a study presented this week at the Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging. Read More
Technology Focus: Radialis develops organ-based PET scanner
September 24, 2021 -- The vast majority of PET systems in medical imaging today are large scanners designed to acquire whole-body images. But Radialis Medical sees an opportunity for smaller systems optimized for high-resolution organ-based imaging. Read More
Breast MRI gauges therapy success in women with inflammatory disease
September 23, 2021 -- Performing baseline breast MRI scans in women with inflammatory breast cancer can help clinicians gauge the success of preoperative chemotherapy, which if it is successful, improves mastectomy outcomes, according to a study published September 21 in Academic Radiology. Read More
New MRI method detects heart injuries in COVID-19 patients
September 23, 2021 -- French researchers have developed a new high-resolution cardiac MRI technique that can diagnose myocardial injuries in patients with COVID-19, according to a study published September 18 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Brain MRI shows link between atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline
September 23, 2021 -- Particular findings on brain MRI appear to be connected to atrial fibrillation in stroke patients -- and perhaps to future cognitive decline, according to a study conducted by Swedish researchers and published September 14 in Neurology. Read More
Shear-wave elastography -- ultrasound's jack of all trades
September 23, 2021 -- Shear-wave ultrasound elastography is a useful tool that may be deployed in many different organs, including the breast, prostate, thyroid, pancreas, and musculoskeletal system. But care must be taken to use the right protocols and to avoid artifacts and other pitfalls. Read More