RADIOLOGY NEWS
SIIM 2020: The future is now for 3D imaging
June 26, 2020 -- The future is now for 3D imaging technologies such as cinematic rendering, 3D printing, simulation training, virtual reality, and augmented reality, according to a June 26 presentation at the virtual annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).  Discuss
Imaging shows new, post-SARS-CoV-2 illness in children
June 26, 2020 -- Imaging findings are illuminating the nature of a newly identified, post-SARS-CoV-2 condition that affects the airways in children called multisystem inflammatory syndrome, according to a study published June 25 in Radiology.  Discuss
6 cognitive biases that lead to missed breast cancers
June 26, 2020 -- Missed cancers on breast imaging can be deadly for patients and costly for radiologists. But acknowledging the existence of six cognitive biases may help prevent missing a crucial breast cancer diagnosis, according to a June 12 article in Radiographics.  Discuss
CT reduces unnecessary appendectomies
June 26, 2020 -- CT can be a valuable tool for diagnosing appendicitis, helping clinicians better manage the condition and enabling patients to avoid unnecessary appendectomies, according to a letter published June 20 in the International Journal of Surgery.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 113: Tired of being second-guessed
June 26, 2020 -- Radiologists commonly express frustration at having their interpretations questioned by clinical colleagues who don't have their level of training in image interpretation. But there are cases in which getting second-guessed can be even more frustrating, as we find out in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
SIIM 2020: Human element shouldn't be neglected with AI
June 25, 2020 -- Sure, artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology is cool. But it's not enough to show results in a lab; the technology's real-world impact on efficacy and efficiency also needs to be evaluated, according to a June 25 talk at the virtual annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).  Discuss
Echocardiography reveals heart changes in WNBA players
June 25, 2020 -- Echocardiograms revealed evidence of cardiac remodeling among elite athletes in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), according to the findings of a landmark study published on June 24 in JAMA Cardiology.  Discuss
SIIM 2020: How to create robust radiology AI algorithms
June 25, 2020 -- It's not easy to develop radiology artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that don't just perform well on data that are similar to what they are trained on. But there are ways to help improve AI robustness, according to June 24 talks at the virtual annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).  Discuss
Ultrasound software predicts cancer treatment success
June 25, 2020 -- Researchers have developed contrast-enhanced ultrasound software that can accurately predict which patients with a common form of liver cancer will respond to transcatheter arterial chemoembolization, according to the findings of a June 16 study in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
PET, MRI uncover women's predisposition to Alzheimer's
June 24, 2020 -- PET and MR images have revealed four significant differences in the brains of middle-aged women and men that may shed light on why females are more susceptible to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online June 24 in Neurology.  Discuss