New algorithm helps identify negative report findings
March 21, 2018 -- A new open-source algorithm developed at the U.S. National Institutes of Health can identify negative and uncertain findings in radiology reports -- and could eventually help guide radiologists as they interpret images, according to a March 15 presentation at the American Medical Informatics Association meeting in San Francisco.  Discuss
Is artificial intelligence ethical in healthcare?
March 16, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence technology holds much promise for improving the quality of healthcare, but there are crucial ethical issues that need to be considered for the benefits of machine learning to be realized, according to a perspective piece published March 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose
March 14, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence algorithm may enable breast imagers to sharply reduce radiation dose from digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exams -- perhaps by as much as 80%, according to research presented last month at the SPIE Medical Imaging 2018 conference in Houston.  Discuss
Vessel-subtracting CAD boosts CT lung cancer screening
March 9, 2018 -- By suppressing vessels from lung cancer screening CT scans, a computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm helped radiologists improve their ability to spot nodules as well as reduce their interpretation times, according to an article published in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Top 5 trends from ECR 2018 in Vienna
March 8, 2018 -- The huge red dragon that dominated the registration area of ECR 2018 looked amazing in everybody's photos, but what were the lasting impressions and meaningful issues to take away from this year's congress in a decidedly chilly Vienna? Our editorial team has put together a list of the five key themes.  Discuss
AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans
March 2, 2018 -- VIENNA - Artificial intelligence (AI) offers value in characterizing nodules on CT lung cancer screening exams, possibly reducing the number of benign cases that are unnecessarily worked or followed up, according to a pair of Thursday presentations at ECR 2018.  Discuss
Deep learning can detect intracranial calcifications on CT
March 2, 2018 -- VIENNA - A deep-learning algorithm can accurately detect and measure the volume of intracranial calcifications, potentially facilitating research that could lead to new treatments for intracranial atherosclerosis, according to findings presented on Thursday at ECR 2018.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Wiro Niessen on how AI can help you
March 1, 2018 -- VIENNA - Don't feel threatened by artificial intelligence (AI). That's the view of Wiro Niessen, PhD, of the Netherlands. In the first of today's three video interviews about AI, he introduces the topic and explains how it promises to transform the working lives of everybody involved in medical imaging.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Sergey Morozov on tapping AI's potential
March 1, 2018 -- VIENNA - There's a lot of talk and fuss at the moment about artificial intelligence (AI), but how can it really boost efficiency and improve workflow, and how can you realize the full potential of the emerging technology? Dr. Sergey Morozov, PhD, of Moscow provides some answers in part two of our special focus on AI.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Erik Ranschaert on a clinical view of AI
March 1, 2018 -- VIENNA - Artificial intelligence (AI) is about much more than just data analysis, says Dr. Erik Ranschaert, vice president of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics. He gives a clinical perspective on AI and explains how exactly the technology can transform the working lives of radiologists.  Discuss