NIH launches COVID-19 AI, imaging data center
August 5, 2020 -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched the Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center, which will provide artificial intelligence (AI) and medical imaging data to clinicians treating patients with COVID-19.
Pediatric EDs using more ultrasound, MRI instead of CT
August 3, 2020 -- Although pediatric emergency departments (EDs) performed fewer CT exams between 2009 and 2018, their utilization of advanced imaging increased overall due to expanded use of MRI and ultrasound exams, according to research published online August 3 in JAMA Pediatrics.  Discuss
COVID-19 likely more than a respiratory illness in kids
August 3, 2020 -- A disease associated with COVID-19 that causes multiple organ failure in children presents imaging findings that are different than a typical acute infection, indicating that COVID-19 is likely far more than a respiratory illness in kids, according to an article published online July 30 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
WHO publishes guidance on COVID-19 chest imaging
July 30, 2020 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) published rapid guidance on July 30 in Radiology regarding the use of chest imaging for the diagnosis and management of patients with COVID-19.  Discuss
Using AI with x-ray improves hip fracture diagnosis
July 29, 2020 -- Using an artificial intelligence (AI) deep convolutional neural network to analyze x-ray images improves radiologist performance in identifying hip fractures, according to a study published July 23 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
CT radiomics can predict COVID-19 pneumonia outcomes
July 28, 2020 -- Radiomics features on noncontrast-enhanced chest CT exams can help to identify which patients with COVID-19 pneumonia will need to be admitted to the intensive care unit. They can also predict patient outcomes, according to research published online July 23 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
AI, radiomics can predict stroke treatment success
July 28, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) and radiomics can help to predict if a particular treatment strategy for acute ischemic stroke will be successful and how difficult the procedure will be, potentially paving the way for personalized endovascular patient management, according to research published online July 20 in Stroke.  Discuss
Case study: Breast CT uncovers COVID-19 pneumonia
July 27, 2020 -- An incarcerated woman who underwent CT staging for breast cancer was found to have COVID-19 pneumonia, according to a case study to be published in the September issue of Radiology Case Reports.  Discuss
CT textures predict interstitial lung disease survival
July 23, 2020 -- Quantitative analysis of texture patterns on CT exams in interstitial lung disease patients can yield better survival predictions than a radiologist's classification of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) versus non-UIP, according to research presented at last week's virtual ECR.  Discuss
CT beam masking could reduce radiation dose
July 23, 2020 -- A new CT scanning technique that masks the x-ray beam could provide a flexible method for boosting in-slice spatial resolution while also reducing radiation dose to patients, according to a study published July 23 in Physical Review Applied.  Discuss