Automated algorithms track adherence to follow-up advice
March 15, 2019 -- An algorithm based on natural language processing was able to analyze radiology reports for text that recommended follow-up imaging, while a second algorithm determined whether patients followed the recommendations, according to an article published online March 12 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AI may help women with ductal hyperplasia avoid surgery
March 15, 2019 -- New York City researchers found that an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that analyzed mammography data was able to help determine which patients with pure atypical ductal hyperplasia may safely be monitored with imaging rather than proceed to surgical excision, according to a study published online March 12 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AI can reduce mammography screening's workload
March 14, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) could effectively reduce the workload involved in reading mammography screening exams by eliminating studies most likely to be normal from the radiologist's worklist, according to a presentation delivered at ECR 2019 in Vienna.  Discuss
Practical considerations of AI: Part 1 -- Paying for AI
March 13, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) has generated much excitement and hype in radiology, but there are crucial real-world issues that will affect adoption of the technology. In the first of a new series of articles, consultant Michael J. Cannavo -- the PACSman -- delves into the all-important money matters.  Discuss
Accuracy of AI algorithms may drop with independent data
March 13, 2019 -- The performance of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for classifying chest x-rays dropped when they were used with patient populations that were different from the ones on which they were trained, according to research published online March 5 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
Mammo AI software yields workflow, economic benefits
March 12, 2019 -- A computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm based on artificial intelligence (AI) proved to be better than traditional CAD in helping radiologists detect breast cancer. The AI-based CAD could also improve efficiency and increase revenues, according to research presented at ECR 2019 in Vienna.  Discuss
Most radiology AI studies lack proper validation
March 8, 2019 -- Radiology artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms must be properly validated on external image data before being used clinically for image analysis tasks. But most studies in the literature haven't performed this crucial step, according to research published in the March issue of the Korean Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Philips to buy Carestream's healthcare IT business
March 7, 2019 -- Royal Philips, the parent of Philips Healthcare, has signed a deal to acquire Carestream Health's IT business in a major consolidation within the radiology IT market. The deal bolsters Philips' already-strong activities in healthcare IT, giving the company access to additional distribution and software development capabilities  Discuss
JNCI: Breast screening AI software equals radiologists
March 7, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI)-based software can detect cancer on screening mammography studies as accurately as an average breast radiologist, according to research published online March 5 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI). But it could not beat the best radiologists in the study.  Discuss
Ethical AI in radiology is focus of draft statement
March 5, 2019 -- The rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology for radiology applications has led to concerns over how to ensure its safe and appropriate use. In response, seven prominent radiology and imaging informatics societies in North America and Europe have teamed up to draft a statement on the ethics of AI.  Discuss