RADIOLOGY NEWS
Will Medicare reimbursement propel radiology AI market?
September 23, 2020 -- The decision by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' earlier this month to provide its first-ever reimbursement of a radiology artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was a significant milestone for the industry, raising hopes that it could set the groundwork for broader coverage of imaging AI software.  Discuss
AMVC Fall 2020: AI can reshape radiology post-COVID-19
September 23, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can help radiology navigate challenges related to remote practice and extreme variation in imaging volume caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the first of a two-part article series on a presentation by Dr. Eliot Siegel at AuntMinnie.com's Fall 2020 Virtual Conference (AMVC).  Discuss
Language matters when screening women with dense breasts
September 23, 2020 -- Until we change how we talk about dense breast screenings, we will not make headway in providing access to this essential test to all women with dense tissue. That's according to Andrea Wolf of the Brem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer.  Discuss
Turmoil roils x-ray developer Nanox
September 23, 2020 -- The stock of x-ray developer Nanox has gone on a rollercoaster ride over the past week after a report critical of the company was issued by a short-selling firm. Nanox has charged that the report is full of "errors" and "misleading speculations."  Discuss
AMVC Fall 2020: 6 ways rads can improve perception of AI
September 22, 2020 -- As the development of artificial intelligence (AI) tools for healthcare continues, so does the debate about whether incorporating it into patient care will put physicians -- especially radiologists -- out of a job.  Discuss
COVID-19 has major impact on radiology operations
September 22, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has made a major impact on the operations of radiology facilities, with 83% reporting that the outbreak had a "significant impact" on them, according to the results of a new global survey.  Discuss
Medicare delays recoupment of advances
September 22, 2020 -- One of the fastest sources of emergency funding available to practices at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic was the Medicare Accelerated and Advanced Payment Program. But Medicare has not yet provided details on recoupment of the funds -- Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains.  Discuss
AI plus CT improves liver steatosis assessment
September 22, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) used with contrast-enhanced abdominal CT makes the modality more suited to assess liver steatosis, according to a study published online September 16 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Practical Considerations of AI: Part 7 -- Economics
September 21, 2020 -- In part 7 of his Practical Considerations of AI series, consultant Michael J. Cannavo analyzes the impact of the recent decision by the U.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services to provide reimbursement for Viz.ai's AI stroke detection software and explains why better AI market education is needed.  Discuss
Radiation tied to breast cancer delays for Black women
September 21, 2020 -- Black women with breast cancer may be more likely to experience treatment delays and longer treatment times than white women, according to the findings of a study published on September 21 in Cancer. This was particularly true for Black women who opted for radiation as part of their treatment.  Discuss