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Fate of the 4: 2018 progress report for GE, Siemens, Canon, and Philips
October 18, 2018 -- How have the four largest medical imaging OEMs -- GE Healthcare, Siemens Healthineers, Canon Medical Systems, and Philips Healthcare -- performed so far in 2018? Stephen Holloway of U.K. market research firm Signify Research reviews the year so far and offers an update on Signify's forecast. Read More
Quantitative PET better estimates amyloid plaque burden
October 18, 2018 -- Dutch researchers have developed a quantitative method of analyzing PET images acquired with the radiopharmaceutical flutemetamol that may top semiquantitative methods for identifying dementia-causing amyloid plaque, according to a study published online October 12 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
How to fix the 'boys' club' in interventional radiology
October 17, 2018 -- Is interventional radiology a "boys' club" dominated by men? That's the suggestion of a new survey that found women make up a small minority of interventional radiologists and often experience various types of harassment, according to a paper in the October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
FDA proposes update to cybersecurity guidance
October 17, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a proposal to strengthen cybersecurity protection for medical devices, replacing guidance first issued in 2014. Read More
DBT spots 34% more breast cancers than mammography
October 17, 2018 -- One-view digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) detects 34% more breast cancers than traditional mammography -- with a majority of the detected tumors proving to be invasive cancers, according to a large clinical study in Sweden. Read More
AI effective for assessing breast density
October 16, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can assess breast density with 94% agreement with the classifications of experienced mammographers, according to a new study published online October 16 in Radiology. Read More
Choosing Wisely doesn't reduce pediatric chest x-rays
October 16, 2018 -- Nearly half of children presenting at U.S. emergency departments from 2007 to 2015 with acute bronchiolitis received radiography, despite the publication in 2013 of Choosing Wisely guidelines recommending against the imaging exam, according to a research letter published October 16 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read More
Augmented reality heightens accuracy of brain procedure
October 16, 2018 -- Researchers from China used augmented reality technology to visualize brain CT scans directly on the head of a patient for a neurosurgical procedure -- markedly improving the procedure's accuracy compared with standard methods, according to an article published online October 16 in the Journal of Neurosurgery. Read More
AI can prescreen head CT studies for urgent findings
October 16, 2018 -- A set of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can prescreen head CT scans for urgent findings such as intracranial hemorrhage and cranial fracture, enabling triage of these cases for priority review by radiologists, according to research published online on October 11 in Lancet. Read More
Radiologists influence cost of incidental MRI follow-up
October 15, 2018 -- When radiologists find incidental pancreatic cysts on MRI scans, patients can benefit from prompt treatment. But what happens when ordering physicians don't heed the advice of radiologists for follow-up? One outcome is that downstream costs can vary widely, according to an October 9 study in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More