#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. Read More
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). Read More
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. Read More
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). Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
SIIM 2020: AI nearly halves breast ultrasound reading time
June 24, 2020 -- Using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze breast ultrasound lesions reduced interpretation time by 49% at a healthcare center in Missouri. The software is particularly helpful for lesions classified as BI-RADS 2, 3, and 4A, attendees of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine's (SIIM) virtual meeting learned on June 24. Read More
Preop MRI finds 11% more cancer in women with DCIS
June 24, 2020 -- Preoperative breast MRI finds 11% more cancer in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) -- suggesting that using MRI for these women could improve surgical planning and outcomes, according to a study published June 20 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
What's whole-body CT's place in trauma imaging?
June 24, 2020 -- In certain circumstances, whole-body CT can be an effective way to image trauma patients presenting in the emergency room, even though it imparts more radiation than other imaging modalities, according to a literature review published on June 2 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
2nd COVID-19 wave could be worse than the 1st
June 23, 2020 -- The second wave of COVID-19 cases could be far worse than the first wave, according to the experience of the largest hospital in Singapore. Healthcare facilities should prepare now to cope with a continuing influx of new cases, Dr. Lionel Cheng said at a June 19 RSNA webinar. Read More
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