Remote reading is more complicated than flipping a switch
September 14, 2020 -- Medical imaging may be turning to teleradiology to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, with hospitals allowing radiologists to interpret medical images from home. But making the transition to remote reading from home is more complicated than simply flipping a switch.  Discuss
C-MIMI: Use of AI in radiology is evolving
September 14, 2020 -- The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology to aid in image interpretation tasks is evolving, but many of the old factors and concepts from the computer-aided detection era still remain, according to a Sunday talk at the Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging (C-MIMI).  Discuss
Does experience matter in chest x-rays for COVID-19?
September 14, 2020 -- A group of Italian researchers found the performance of radiologists for detecting COVID-19 pneumonia on chest x-rays grew over time as they gained experience -- a finding that even applied to those with less experience reading x-rays. They shared their results online September 10 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Lung ultrasound helps physicians manage COVID-19
September 14, 2020 -- Lung ultrasound scans helped physicians in Europe manage the treatment of two patients with COVID-19 who required mechanical ventilation. The international team behind the cases published their report on September 9 in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  Discuss
FET-PET offers more info on treatment of brain metastases
September 14, 2020 -- Using PET with the radiolabeled amino acid F-18 fluoroethyl-tyrosine (F-18 FET) can significantly help determine the efficacy of radiotherapy in certain cancer patients who develop brain metastases, according to a study published online September 4 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
15% of athletes have myocarditis after COVID-19 recovery
September 11, 2020 -- Cardiac MRI scans showed that 15% of competitive athletes who had recovered from COVID-19 disease had signs of myocarditis on their images, according to a study published September 11 in JAMA Cardiology.  Discuss
CT radiomics predicts esophageal cancer outcomes
September 11, 2020 -- Machine-learning models that assess both peritumoral and intratumoral radiomics features on pretreatment CT images can yield a promising level of performance for predicting treatment outcomes in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, according to research published online September 10 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
AI reduces no-shows for MRI exams
September 11, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can help reduce the no-show rate for MRI exams, according to a study published September 10 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Do breast screening guidelines overlook Black women?
September 10, 2020 -- Guidelines that recommend breast screening beginning at age 50 could leave Black women at a disadvantage, according to a September 4 review in the Journal of Breast Imaging. Black women were more likely to develop breast cancers in their 40s -- and to have more aggressive forms of the disease.  Discuss
Medical imaging AI market projected for strong growth
September 10, 2020 -- The world market for artificial intelligence (AI)-based clinical applications for use in medical imaging is set to reach almost $1.5 billion by 2024, despite a slower-than-expected uptake of these products and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Signify Research.  Discuss