Researchers tout promise of contrast ultrasound at AIUM 2021
April 12, 2021 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound has a number of useful benefits over other forms of medical imaging, according to two studies presented Monday at the virtual 2021 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meeting. Read More
COVID-19 has had dramatic effect on breast imaging
April 12, 2021 -- COVID-19 has dramatically affected breast imaging by delaying screening exams and affecting the mental health of breast imagers, according to an April 9 session at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Symposium. Read More
Microsoft bids $19.7B for Nuance Communications
April 12, 2021 -- Moving aggressively to expand its presence in healthcare, Microsoft has inked a definitive agreement to acquire speech recognition and artificial intelligence software developer Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion in cash. Read More
Liquid biopsy enhances MRI studies of breast cancer patients
April 12, 2021 -- Adding a liquid biopsy to MRI may improve the ability to gauge breast cancer treatment response, according to research presented April 10 at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting. Read More
AI predicts heart disease risk in DEXA images
April 12, 2021 -- A deep-learning algorithm designed to read dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) images may also help to predict cardiovascular disease, according to a pilot study published online April 6 in Bone. Read More
Cuzick: It's time to think about risk-adapted breast cancer screening
April 9, 2021 -- It's time to consider risk-adapted breast cancer screening, said Jack Cuzick, PhD, the co-creator of the Tyrer-Cuzick breast cancer risk assessment model, on Friday at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Symposium. Read More
Meta-analysis finds good news, bad news for radiology AI research
April 9, 2021 -- A meta-analysis of radiology artificial intelligence (AI) research found the technology had high overall accuracy in chest and breast imaging, but also widespread methodological and reporting issues that may preclude definitive assessments of clinical utility. Read More
Exposure to contrast on CTPA doesn't cause long-term kidney injury
April 9, 2021 -- Exposure to intravenous contrast via CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) exams does not appear to cause long-term kidney injury, according to a study published April 5 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More
AI algorithm can predict severity, progression of COPD
April 9, 2021 -- A deep-learning algorithm can enable accurate staging of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as predictions on five-year progression and mortality, according to research published online April 8 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
Quantitative lung ultrasound analysis accurately detects COVID-19
April 9, 2021 -- A quantitative lung ultrasound technique can be highly accurate for detecting and monitoring COVID-19, outperforming traditional lung texture features, according to research published April 2 in the Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Read More
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