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Top 10 questions to ask when buying radiology AI software
March 9, 2021 -- What issues should you consider when buying artificial intelligence (AI) software for radiology? A multinational team of authors has produced new guidelines -- including a list of top 10 questions to ask -- aimed at helping guide prospective purchasers. Read More
MRI study looks for signs of Alzheimer's disease
March 9, 2021 -- Brain MRI scans showed no significant differences in Alzheimer's disease biomarkers among patients on intensive blood pressure therapy compared to patients on standard therapy in a study published online March 8 in JAMA Neurology. Read More
AI reduces variability in breast density reporting
March 9, 2021 -- Variation in the assessment of breast density on mammograms was reduced with the use of an artificial intelligence (AI)-based software application. The software enabled more consistent mammography reports, according to research presented at ECR 2021. Read More
Curbing daily use of chest x-ray in ICU cuts major costs
March 8, 2021 -- Restricting the daily use of chest x-rays in intensive care units (ICUs) reduces the cost associated with delivering care without a concomitant increase in complications, according to research published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Thoracic CT shows promise for monitoring health of obese patients
March 8, 2021 -- Thoracic CT shows promise as an imaging modality that could help clinicians monitor the health of their obese patients, according to a presentation delivered March 5 at the virtual ECR. Read More
Promaxo gets FDA clearance for office-based MRI scanner
March 8, 2021 -- Medical imaging, robotics, and artificial intelligence technology firm Promaxo has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its office-based Promaxo MRI scanner. Read More
Heart disease rare in pro athletes after COVID-19
March 5, 2021 -- Inflammatory heart disease is rare among professional athletes with prior COVID-19 infection who received systematic return-to-play cardiac screening with imaging and other tests, according to a study published online March 4 in JAMA Cardiology. Read More
Better access to imaging would save lives, Lancet report says
March 5, 2021 -- Better access to medical imaging in low and middle-income countries would save almost 2.5 million lives lost to cancer, according to a new report presented at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) by the Lancet Oncology Commission on Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Will radiologists need to buy AI themselves to drive adoption?
March 5, 2021 -- It may take value-based reimbursement models -- and perhaps radiologists buying the software themselves -- to drive adoption of radiology artificial intelligence (AI), according to a new article published online in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
Dental x-ray used to read sealed 17th-century letter
March 5, 2021 -- Researchers used a dental x-ray scanner to virtually unfold and read a sealed letter from the Renaissance in Europe, according to a study published on March 2 in Nature Communications. This is believed to be the first time the technique has been used. Read More