RADIOLOGY NEWS
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
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 118: Goodbye
September 19, 2020 -- Newly single, Ryan gets a match on an online dating app. But does he really want to dive back into dating a physician? Find out in the final installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
CMS releases new payment model for radiation oncology
September 18, 2020 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today released its long-awaited Radiation Oncology Model, an alternative method for the agency to pay for radiation therapy procedures in the Medicare and Medicaid systems.  Discuss
AI can enhance evaluation of cancer response over time
September 18, 2020 -- Radiology reports created with help from artificial intelligence (AI) are more accurate and faster to produce than current reporting methods in evaluating the response of advanced cancer to treatment over time, according to research presented at the recent Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging.  Discuss
Tiny silicon ultrasound detectors offer high resolution
September 18, 2020 -- German researchers have created a new type of silicon-based ultrasound detector technology that is 10,000 times smaller than the piezoelectric crystal transducers currently used for clinical sonography.  Discuss