Do steroid injections into joints do more harm than good?
October 15, 2019 -- X-ray imaging shows that corticosteroid injections for osteoarthritis pain in the hip and knee may actually damage the joints, leading to more rapid progression of the disease and eventually joint collapse, according to a study published online October 15 in Radiology.  Discuss
CDC names vaping-related illness, issues new guidance
October 15, 2019 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its initial recommendation for healthcare providers on how to deal with vaping-associated illness, which the CDC has now named e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI).  Discuss
Patient photos yield clinical benefits in radiography
October 14, 2019 -- Photos of patients taken at the same time they receive a portable radiography exam can yield a variety of clinical benefits for radiologists, such as reduced errors in diagnosis and treatment, according to research published online October 8 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
AI model could speed up pneumonia diagnosis in ED
October 4, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for chest x-rays that was tested in real-time in the emergency department (ED) could improve the quality of care for patients suspected to have pneumonia, according to research presented on September 30 at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Madrid.  Discuss
AI detects pulmonary nodules on chest x-rays
September 16, 2019 -- A computer-aided detection software application based on artificial intelligence (AI) is able to identify pulmonary nodules quickly and accurately on chest x-rays, offering potential to serve as a triage or second-reading tool for radiologists, according to research published online September 11 in Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
Nonphysicians rarely interpret imaging -- except x-ray
September 13, 2019 -- Nonphysician providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants are playing a bigger role in providing imaging-guided procedures across the U.S. But they seldom interpret diagnostic images, according to a study published online September 11 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
IMV: Fixed C-arms improve interventional outcomes
September 10, 2019 -- Over the past decade, continued advances in fixed C-arm technology and other clinical innovations in interventional radiology have been shaping how fixed C-arms are used. Lorna Young of IMV Market Research examines major trends in C-arm use, based on responses from a recent IMV survey.  Discuss
Virtual reality relieves kids' anxiety over chest x-ray
September 9, 2019 -- Educating pediatric patients about their upcoming chest x-ray exam with virtual reality technology helped reduce preprocedural anxiety, and, in turn, the need for repeat exams and parental presence in the imaging suite in a new study, published online September 9 in JAMA Pediatrics.  Discuss
Are studies on AI for tuberculosis really valid?
September 6, 2019 -- Many research studies reporting on the diagnostic accuracy of artificial intelligence (AI)-based software for detecting pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) on chest x-rays include design shortcomings that call into question how well the algorithms would work in the real world, according to an analysis published online September 3 in PLOS One.  Discuss
AI can measure Cobb angle, diagnose scoliosis on x-rays
August 28, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can automatically measure the Cobb angle on chest x-rays, yielding a promising level of performance for diagnosing scoliosis from exams performed for lung cancer screening, Chinese researchers reported in an article published online August 24 in the European Spine Journal.  Discuss