New AI platform, CT scanner pace GE launches at RSNA 2018
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - GE Healthcare is launching a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform called Edison at this week's RSNA 2018 meeting. Other major product launches include a new CT scanner family, a new series of nuclear medicine systems, and workflow tools for MRI, x-ray, and other modalities.  Discuss
Philips shows new MRI, AI technologies at RSNA 2018
November 26, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is launching a variety of new imaging technologies at this week's RSNA 2018 meeting, including an MRI scanner that dramatically cuts helium use and an updated platform designed to foster the development of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.  Discuss
AI could help avoid unnecessary thyroid nodule biopsies
November 25, 2018 -- CHICAGO - An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately predict whether a thyroid nodule is malignant, potentially helping to reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies performed on these patients, according to research presented on Sunday at the RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Canon debuts MRI and vascular systems and AI for CT at RSNA
November 25, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Canon Medical Systems USA plans to highlight an artificial intelligence (AI) protocol for CT data reconstruction, a new premium 1.5-tesla MRI scanner, a high-end vascular imaging system, and a new line of midrange ultrasound systems at its first RSNA show after Canon rebranded Toshiba's medical imaging assets earlier in 2018.  Discuss
China surpasses U.S. as largest ultrasound market in 2018
November 23, 2018 -- China is now the largest global ultrasound market, overtaking the U.S., according to a new report by market research firm Signify Research. Despite losing its top position, the market for radiology ultrasound in the U.S. is forecast to finish 2018 with double-digit growth.  Discuss
Shoulder ultrasound could help diagnose diabetes
November 19, 2018 -- Brightness on ultrasound in the shoulder's deltoid muscle could be an indicator of diabetes or prediabetes, according to a study being presented at the RSNA 2018 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Ultrasound helps predict ovarian cancer risk
November 12, 2018 -- Ultrasound can help characterize ovarian masses -- specifically simple cysts versus complex ones -- which can then help physicians predict a woman's risk of ovarian cancer and avoid unnecessary surveillance, according to a study published online November 12 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Residents dive into gamified POCUS education
November 7, 2018 -- Do you want to help residents brush up on their point-of-care (POCUS) ultrasound skills? Try turning educational content into a competitive game, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Elastography helps diagnose pediatric liver fibrosis
November 6, 2018 -- Transient elastography is an effective diagnostic tool for identifying liver fibrosis in children, according to a study from South Korea that was published in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Should the BI-RADS 3 ultrasound category be revised?
October 19, 2018 -- Should the current BI-RADS 3 ultrasound category -- covering breast lesions that are "probably benign" -- be revised? It appears so, according to research published online October 17 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
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Will ultrasound and AI become the tricorder of the future?

Artificial intelligence (AI) will soon bring many benefits to point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), and perhaps one day it will enable these systems to fulfill the promise of the legendary tricorder from "Star Trek." But it could also lower the bar in terms of who is able to read POCUS scans. Read more

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