Deep-learning algorithm can assess breast density
February 9, 2018 -- A deep-learning algorithm can provide fully automated analysis of breast density on screening mammography exams, yielding density estimates that correlate well with assessments provided by radiologists, according to research published online January 24 in Medical Physics.  Discuss
How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology?
February 6, 2018 -- Success for artificial intelligence in radiology will be determined by its ability to increase diagnostic certainty, speed turnaround, yield better patient outcomes, and improve the work life of radiologists, according to an article published online February 4 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology
February 6, 2018 -- While approximately one in four hospital radiology departments has either just adopted machine learning or has been using artificial intelligence (AI) for a while, most hospitals and imaging centers plan to utilize the technology before 2020, according to a new report from market research firm Reaction Data.  Discuss
Is deep learning in radiology an art or a science?
February 1, 2018 -- Is developing deep-learning algorithms for medical imaging applications an art or a science? It's much more of an art at the moment, according to an article from a team led by Dr. Bradley Erickson, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, that was published online January 31 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Can AI learn how to understand radiologist reports?
February 1, 2018 -- Can artificial intelligence (AI) technology learn how to understand radiologist reports? Yes, it can, and this capability could spark development of the next generation of deep-learning algorithms to aid radiologists, according to research published online January 30 in Radiology.  Discuss
AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans
January 31, 2018 -- The combination of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and radiomics can distinguish malignant from benign lung nodules on noncontrast CT scans, potentially reducing the number of unnecessary surgical interventions in these cases, according to a multi-institutional team from Cleveland.  Discuss
AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions
January 29, 2018 -- Interruptions are the bane of a radiologist's workday and can lead to interpretation errors. A chatbot based on artificial intelligence (AI) aims to reduce these disruptions while also providing information quickly to both clinicians and patients.  Discuss
AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future
January 25, 2018 -- Ask any radiologist about the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging and the response will likely cover the gamut of clinical tasks. Should AI handle routine chores that take time but offer little reimbursement? Or should it provide detailed data to solve complex cases and confirm suspected conditions?  Discuss
Machine learning predicts working-memory performance
January 23, 2018 -- Can the combination of a machine-learning algorithm and diffusion MRI metrics of brain white-matter microstructure serve as a useful method for the early prediction of working-memory impairment? It appears possible, according to recent research from NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City.  Discuss
Artificial intelligence, brain MRI aid kids with hearing loss
January 15, 2018 -- U.S. and Chinese researchers have developed a machine-learning algorithm that analyzes MRI brain scans to predict how well deaf children may be able to develop language skills after receiving a cochlear implant, according to a study published online January 15 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Discuss