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Straight Talk From the PACSman: The FUD factor with AI
March 29, 2018 -- There's no doubt that research and commercial activity is surging for artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology applications: AuntMinnie.com published more than 175 articles on AI news alone in the past year. The fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) factor remains a big hurdle to clear, however, explains PACS consultant Michael J. Cannavo. Read More
AIUM: VA lags behind in use of point-of-care ultrasound
March 28, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - Few emergency departments at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals are using point-of-care ultrasound for most of the modality's recommended applications, according to research presented on Monday at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meeting. Read More
Use of skeletal radiography shows modest growth
March 28, 2018 -- The use of skeletal radiography has grown at a modest rate in the U.S. Medicare population over the past 12 years, researchers reported in a March 24 paper in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. But shifts have occurred in the use of radiography that may indicate some physician self-referral of x-ray studies. Read More
AIUM: Double dose of US contrast helps find gastric lesions
March 28, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - Giving a double dose of ultrasound contrast in the form of both oral and injectable agents improves the modality's diagnostic performance for characterizing gastric lesions, according to research presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting. Read More
What states are best for practicing medicine?
March 28, 2018 -- What states in the U.S. are the best for practicing medicine? Survey results published March 27 on WalletHub.com rank states in the midsection of the country as being the most friendly to doctors, while those on the coasts are less accommodating. Read More
4 reasons why AI won't replace radiologists
March 27, 2018 -- Are you worried about artificial intelligence (AI) eliminating your job? Don't be. Even with the rapid development of AI, the great majority of radiologists will likely continue to have jobs in the decades to come, according to an article published online March 27 in the Harvard Business Review. Read More
AIUM: Contrast US finds prostate cancer that MRI misses
March 27, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - A new technique for imaging microbubble ultrasound contrast agents shows promise for identifying prostate cancer even in patients with a negative MRI, according to a presentation delivered at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting. Read More
DTI-MRI finds abnormal brain connections in autistic kids
March 27, 2018 -- Researchers using diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) may have discovered an underlying cause of abnormal brain development among preschool-age children with autism spectrum disorder, according to a study published online March 26 in Radiology. Read More
AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US?
March 26, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - A deep-learning algorithm that analyzes B-mode morphological ultrasound data and patient demographic information can classify the severity of liver fibrosis in cases of chronic liver disease, according to research presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) conference. Read More
AIUM: Radiologists must get out of their comfort zone
March 26, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - As artificial intelligence, computer-aided detection, and pattern recognition become even more of a reality in healthcare, radiologists must leave the comfort of the reading room and reclaim their role as consultants for their clinician peers, according to a Sunday presentation at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting. Read More
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