Beyond the black box? AI algorithm explains decisions
December 5, 2018 -- Yale University researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for classifying liver lesions on MRI scans that explains the reason for its decisions. The algorithm could address concerns about the "black box" nature of AI, according to research presented at last week's RSNA 2018 meeting.  Discuss
Survey finds German medical students don't fear AI
November 29, 2018 -- CHICAGO - While the majority of medical students in Germany are aware of the discussion of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology, most are unafraid of being replaced by AI and are optimistic that it will improve radiology as well as medicine in general, according to research presented on Thursday at the RSNA 2018 meeting.  Discuss
The 2018 PACSman Awards: I'm on fire!
November 29, 2018 -- CHICAGO - It wouldn't be RSNA without the PACSman Awards from the one and only PACSman, Michael J. Cannavo. In the 2018 edition of the awards, Mike takes aim at the marketing triumphs and tragedies found on the exhibit floor of RSNA 2018.  Discuss
AI reliably characterizes pulmonary nodules on CT
November 28, 2018 -- CHICAGO - An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can outperform radiologists in stratifying the risk of pulmonary nodules found on low-dose CT lung screening exams, potentially helping to detect cancer earlier and reduce unnecessary workups, according to research presented on Wednesday at the RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2018: A road map for AI and radiology
November 28, 2018 -- CHICAGO - What's being done to pave the way for the intelligent use of artificial intelligence (AI) and radiology? Dr. Keith Dreyer, PhD, and Dr. Bibb Allen Jr. of the American College of Radiology Data Science Institute discuss how the group is laying the groundwork to make AI an everyday clinical tool.  Discuss
The PACSman eyes the AI revolution
November 28, 2018 -- CHICAGO - The revolution in artificial intelligence (AI) is here, with even more AI technology on display at RSNA 2018 than at last year's meeting. But there's plenty of hype around AI in the halls of McCormick Place -- and that hasn't escaped the critical eye of Michael J. Cannavo, aka the PACSman.  Discuss
CAD helps less-experienced rads diagnose thyroid cancer
November 28, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) technology helps radiologists of different experience levels better identify malignant thyroid nodules on ultrasound images, according to research presented on Monday at the RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Deep-learning algorithms need real-world testing
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Although they may yield impressive performances on carefully selected datasets, artificial intelligence algorithms need to be tested on real-world cases prior to being deployed in clinical practice, according to research presented on Tuesday at the RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Siemens releases new MRI, AI for CT, and x-ray systems at RSNA
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Siemens Healthineers is debuting a range of new products at this week's RSNA 2018 meeting, including new MRI scanners based on its BioMatrix technology, artificial intelligence (AI) for CT, and new x-ray systems.  Discuss
AI could thwart -- and enable -- imaging cyberattacks
November 27, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms may help prevent cyberattacks on medical imaging equipment, but they could also be used to alter images in a manner that would be difficult for radiologists to detect, according to research being presented this week at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.  Discuss