Machine learning boosts chest CT's performance
November 18, 2020 -- Machine learning-based CT texture analysis software improves reader accuracy for assessing patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, interstitial lung diseases, or infectious diseases, according to a study published November 12 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Brain MRI shows lead's effects decades later
November 17, 2020 -- MRI scans revealed structural brain changes in a group of middle-aged adults who were exposed to lead as children. The findings were part of a long-term study published on November 17 in JAMA.  Discuss
MRI shows negative impact of racket sports
November 17, 2020 -- Sports like tennis and racquetball speed the breakdown of the knee joint in overweight people with osteoarthritis, according to research to be presented at the upcoming virtual RSNA 2020 conference. Such individuals might want to switch sports to avoid knee injury, the authors suggest.  Discuss
AI can opportunistically screen for metabolic syndrome
November 17, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can enable screening for metabolic syndrome in individuals receiving abdominal CT exams for other reasons and who don't have symptoms of this dangerous condition, according to research published online November 10 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Ultrasound shows lung abnormalities in COVID-19 'long-haulers'
November 17, 2020 -- A Spanish team used ultrasound scans to document lung abnormalities in three patients who recovered from COVID-19 but still had persistent symptoms months later. The November 7 study adds to a growing body of research on patients with lingering COVID-19 symptoms, often described as long-haulers.  Discuss
Atlas urges Michigan to 'rise up' against COVID-19 rules
November 16, 2020 -- Neuroradiologist and White House COVID-19 advisor Dr. Scott Atlas is drawing criticism for statements he made on Twitter over the weekend urging Michigan residents to "rise up" against lockdown rules designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state.  Discuss
AJR: Positive studies may get published faster
November 16, 2020 -- Radiology studies with positive conclusions, but not positive titles, are published faster than ones with negative conclusions, according to a new study in the American Journal of Roentgenology. This could lead to an overrepresentation of positive results in scientific literature.  Discuss
How to work the virtual RSNA conference
November 13, 2020 -- Do you have a plan for RSNA 2020, now that it's virtual? It's going to be much different from past editions of radiology's showcase conference. Fortunately, the PACSman -- Michael J. Cannavo -- offers some tips on navigating the virtual meeting.  Discuss
CT lung cancer screening rates are still falling short
November 13, 2020 -- Fewer than one in 20 eligible adults undergo CT lung cancer screening in the U.S., and screening rates appear the lowest in states with the highest incidence of lung cancer, according to a study published November 12 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  Discuss
New AI lab at UMass focuses on thoracic imaging
November 13, 2020 -- A new research laboratory at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) in Worcester, MA, has launched this week with the goal of developing, testing, and implementing artificial intelligence (AI) and radiomics methods for thoracic imaging applications.  Discuss