AI extracts more data from single-energy CT
October 22, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to extract more data from conventional CT images, allowing single-energy CT to approach the performance of dual-energy CT without the additional radiation, according to a study published October 19 in the journal Patterns.  Discuss
Feedback on FDA's proposed AI rules had industry ties
October 16, 2020 -- Nearly two-thirds of commenters on last year's proposed regulatory framework from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for continuously learning artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms had financial ties to industry, while an additional 29% had unclear ties, according to a study posted online October 14 in BMJ Open.  Discuss
Are women ready for AI to read their mammograms?
October 16, 2020 -- Most women in a recent Dutch survey indicated they weren't comfortable yet with only an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm interpreting their screening mammograms, preferring AI be used instead as a second reader, according to research published online October 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Startup BrainKey offers brain MRI direct to consumers
October 15, 2020 -- A California-based startup called BrainKey is offering MRI exams straight to consumers with the pitch that they can explore 3D models of their own brains. BrainKey's backers believe that the service will help consumers assess their brain health and could prompt early care for future ailments.  Discuss
AI aids detection of metastasis on bone scintigraphy
October 13, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model was able to help nuclear medicine physicians improve their performance in diagnosing bone metastases on bone scintigraphy exams in patients with breast, lung, prostate, or other cancers, according to research published online October 12 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
AI algorithm detects COVID, flu, other pneumonia
October 12, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm yielded a high level of accuracy for distinguishing between cases of COVID-19, influenza A/B, nonviral community-acquired pneumonia, and healthy subjects on CT exams, Chinese researchers reported in an article published online October 9 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
Can AI interpret chest x-rays as well as rad residents?
October 9, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can yield similar or even, by some measures, better performance than radiology residents in interpreting chest radiographs, and it could potentially be utilized for automated preliminary assessments of these exams, according to research published online October 9 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
CORISK algorithm predicts oxygen need in COVID-19 patients
October 5, 2020 -- A deep-learning algorithm called CORISK can predict if a patient with COVID-19 symptoms will need supplemental oxygen. CORISK was developed using a federated-learning initiative involving 20 hospitals worldwide, performs well, and is generalizable, according to an announcement Monday at the Nvidia GPU Technology Conference.  Discuss
AI algorithm spots, classifies edema on chest x-rays
October 5, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm trained using chest x-rays and associated free-text radiology reports was able to find and detect the severity of pulmonary edema, potentially helping physicians to anticipate heart failure and manage conditions, according to its developers.  Discuss
AI characterizes pediatric lateral airway x-rays
October 2, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) in the form of deep-learning classifiers can help distinguish between poor- and adequate-quality pediatric lateral airway x-rays acquired in the emergency department, according to a study published September 30 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss