RADIOLOGY NEWS
ACR 2017: GE's Immelt says radiologists should not fear AI
May 23, 2017 -- WASHINGTON, DC - Radiologists should take advantage of artificial intelligence (AI) by using it to improve their hospitals and practices, and they shouldn't fear that the technology will take their jobs, advised Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric, during a May 21 keynote address at the American College of Radiology (ACR) meeting.  Discuss
ACR 2017: Rads can take patient calls, keep privacy
May 22, 2017 -- WASHINGTON, DC - With minimal effort and alias phone numbers, radiologists at the University of Pennsylvania devised a way to take calls from patients about their imaging results and not have the interactions interfere with off-hour activities, according to a study presented Sunday at the American College of Radiology (ACR) annual meeting.  Discuss
ACR 2017: Rads top list for Medicare patients served
May 22, 2017 -- So maybe this is why you feel so busy: Radiologists serve more Medicare beneficiaries per capita than any other medical specialty, according to a study being presented at this week's American College of Radiology (ACR) meeting in Washington, DC.  Discuss
Imaging companies react to WannaCry threat in U.S.
May 22, 2017 -- In the wake of the first reports that the WannaCry ransomware attack has also hit some U.S. hospitals, imaging vendors are moving quickly to help affected customers and to address the threat from the ransomware, which appeared worldwide on May 12.  Discuss
MRI shows true value in invasive placenta
May 22, 2017 -- Further evidence of MRI's ability to confirm suspected placental anomalies or to assist in cases of equivocal ultrasound findings has come from Saudi Arabia. A study of pregnant women found that noncontrast MRI is a sensitive diagnostic test for detecting invasive placenta.  Discuss
ACR launches Data Science Institute to drive AI
May 21, 2017 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) announced an initiative on Sunday at its annual meeting aimed at advancing the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology. The college's new Data Science Institute plans to work with industry partners and regulators to spur the adoption of these tools in clinical practice.  Discuss
Can radiologists make reports simpler for patients?
May 19, 2017 -- Can radiologists learn to make their radiology reports simpler and easier to understand for patients? Yes, they can -- if they receive just a little training on how to write more effectively, according to research published online May 8 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
Short breast MRI protocol works for cancer detection
May 19, 2017 -- A shortened protocol for breast MRI is just as effective in finding cancer as a full protocol, and it can cut the time a patient is in the magnet by almost 90%, according to a study published online May 11 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
FDA reviews history of 'shoe-fitting fluoroscope'
May 19, 2017 -- In a new blog post, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviewed one of the most ignominious radiation-emitting products in history -- the shoe-fitting fluoroscope.  Discuss
10 ways to destroy your radiology residency experience
May 18, 2017 -- Are you destroying your radiology residency experience without even knowing it? Dr. Barry Julius, founder of the website RadsResident.com, offers advice on how to make the most of your residency and avoid fatal mistakes that can ruin your experience.  Discuss