Why remote radiology board exams are here to stay
June 22, 2021 -- Ready or not, radiology residents and their educators are getting a crash course this year in virtual board exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And the exams may be around for a while, even as the pandemic recedes. Read More
AI may predict heart disease risk on chest x-ray
June 22, 2021 -- Can chest x-rays be used to detect unsuspected coronary artery diseases? An artificial intelligence (AI) program has shown it's more than possible, according to research published June 17 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
Do radiologists need to manage patient expectations of AI?
June 22, 2021 -- As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to be developed and incorporated into healthcare, radiologists should consider how the technology's promise is being presented to the public -- and manage their expectations about when it will be standard of care, according to an opinion published June 17 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
ACR's new breast cancer screening guidance focuses on minority women
June 22, 2021 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society for Breast Imaging on June 18 released updated screening mammography guidance in the Journal of the American College of Radiology -- once again stressing the importance of annual exams starting at age 40. Read More
Deep-learning algorithm spots kidney stones on CT exams
June 21, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to identify kidney stones -- even very small stones -- at a very high level of accuracy on CT, according to research published online June 14 in Computers in Biology and Medicine. Read More
Elastography helpful in breast microcalcification cases
June 21, 2021 -- Shear-wave elastography could be useful in helping decide whether women undergoing breast screening should receive a second biopsy or excision when it comes to suspicious microcalcifications, according to research published June 11 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Read More
Can radiology AI win with a bad hand?
June 21, 2021 -- In a hypothetical poker game, radiology artificial intelligence (AI) would be considered an underdog as it faces challenges related to reimbursement and proving its efficacy. Imaging consultant Michael J. Cannavo shares how the technology can still be a winner. Read More
Does chest CT have a role in breast imaging?
June 18, 2021 -- Chest CT isn't usually associated with breast cancer detection, but maybe it should be: The modality can identify incidental, suspicious breast lesions in women undergoing the exam for other reasons, and many of these lesions are malignant, according to a study published June 14 in Breast. Read More
Breast MRI finds more recurrent cancer
June 18, 2021 -- Breast MRI does a better job than mammography in detecting recurring cancer in women who have undergone breast conservation therapy, according to a study published June 11 in Plos One. Read More
Patient vest monitors dose after radionuclide therapy
June 18, 2021 -- Researchers are developing a radiation tracking vest for patients to wear at home to monitor radiation dose to organs during radionuclide therapy, according to a study presented at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Read More
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