DBT doesn't hurt screening throughput
October 29, 2018 -- Implementing digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) at a breast center doesn't appear to negatively affect screening throughput, even though the modality's imaging and interpretation times can be longer than those of conventional mammography, according to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
5 reasons why imaging AI is different from CAD
October 29, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging is on the rise and already becoming part of the standard of care. But with all the hype, one must ask: Is next-generation imaging AI simply a new take on computer-aided detection/diagnosis (CAD)? Aidoc CEO Elad Walach presents five reasons why AI is fundamentally different. Read More
MRI could play role in curing digestive disorders
October 26, 2018 -- Relief may finally be near for people who experience significant abdominal pain and discomfort. Researchers at Purdue University are developing a way to use MRI to track the efficacy of electric stimulation of the vagus nerve to alleviate stomach dysfunction, according to a paper published in the October issue of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. Read More
ACR DSI releases use cases to speed up AI adoption
October 26, 2018 -- The American College of Radiology Data Science Institute (ACR DSI) has released a series of standardized artificial intelligence (AI) use cases that will accelerate the adoption of AI for medical imaging. Read More
Deep learning improves detection of cerebral aneurysms
October 26, 2018 -- A deep-learning algorithm can provide an effective second assessment of MR angiography studies, helping to catch cerebral aneurysms that were missed by the radiologist during initial interpretation, Japanese researchers reported in an article published online October 22 in Radiology. Read More
IASLC advocates CT lung cancer screening
October 26, 2018 -- The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) has emphasized again its support for CT lung cancer screening as a tool for identifying early-stage lung cancer and reducing the mortality rate of high-risk smokers. Read More
CT reveals heart enlargement differs in men, women
October 25, 2018 -- Is CT a viable alternative to cardiac MRI for assessing heart chamber enlargement? Yes, say researchers from Canada, who discovered that the condition was much more common in men than women. Their findings were published in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Youth movement sweeps radiology in 2018 Minnies awards
October 24, 2018 -- If this year's Minnies awards are any indication, radiology is in the midst of a youth movement. From Most Influential Radiology Researcher to Best New Radiology Device, up-and-coming candidates were picked as final winners by the Minnies expert panel over tried-and-true names. Read More
ASTRO: RT, surgery up stage IV lung cancer survival
October 24, 2018 -- Stage IV lung cancer patients whose cancer has spread to a limited number of sites can live longer if they receive radiation therapy (RT) or surgery in addition to systemic therapy, according to research presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) conference in San Antonio. Read More
Machine-learning CCTA helps characterize heart plaques
October 24, 2018 -- Researchers from Japan have developed a method that uses machine learning to characterize plaques on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) scans with an accuracy exceeding that of standard techniques, according to an article published online October 20 in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Read More
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