RADIOLOGY NEWS
Lung ultrasound identifies patients with COVID-19
March 26, 2020 -- Researchers from Italy have created protocols for performing lung ultrasonography on patients with COVID-19. Their list of four brief acquisition protocols was published in a clinical letter on March 20 in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
4 ways radiology can control spread of COVID-19
March 26, 2020 -- Radiologists from a hospital in China have outlined four measures radiology departments can take to control the spread of COVID-19. Their processes were published online March 24 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
CT shows parallels between vaping lung injury, COVID-19
March 26, 2020 -- COVID-19 and vaping-related lung injury share many features on CT, but the imaging modality's role in diagnosing the diseases has taken diverging paths, according to a March webinar hosted by the American Roentgen Ray Society.  Discuss
X-ray plus ultrasound manages pneumonia in kids
March 26, 2020 -- A combination of chest x-ray and lung ultrasound offers a workable way to manage complicated pneumonia in children -- although MRI is a more effective modality when it comes to identifying particular features, according to a study published online March 19 in PLOS One.  Discuss
Could imaging AI research be endangering patients?
March 25, 2020 -- Many research studies claim that artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are better or equal to human experts for interpreting medical images. But many of these studies are of poor quality and exaggerate claims -- fueling hype around AI and potentially endangering patients, according to research published March 25 in the BMJ.  Discuss
PSMA-PET/CT again shows prowess for prostate cancer
March 25, 2020 -- Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PMSA)-PET/CT could become the primary modality approach in confirming the extent of prostate cancer and the most efficient way to direct patients to the most appropriate treatment, according to a study published March 22 in the Lancet.  Discuss
Shorter MRI works for patients with breast cancer history
March 25, 2020 -- Breast MRI with a shorter screening protocol can still help detect cancer recurrence for women with a personal history of breast cancer, according to a study published on March 12 in PLOS One. Abbreviated MRI with an 11-minute protocol identified almost a dozen cancers missed by alternative screening modalities.  Discuss
New framework could support ethical data sharing for AI
March 24, 2020 -- Who should profit from a patient's clinical data? No one, as it should only be utilized for the greater good, according to a proposed framework for ethical use and sharing of clinical imaging data for artificial intelligence (AI) published online March 24 in Radiology.  Discuss
Former GE medical head Walter Robb dies of COVID-19
March 24, 2020 -- Walter Robb, who led GE's medical imaging division in the 1970s and 1980s, has died of COVID-19 disease. Under his tenure, GE made major advances in medical imaging instrumentation, including the development of CT, MRI, and ultrasound.  Discuss
CT shows COVID-19 disease progression
March 24, 2020 -- A study conducted by researchers in China shows the characteristics of COVID-19 findings on follow-up CT scans. The authors said that about one-quarter of patient lesions resorb over time.  Discuss