Study finds chest x-ray 'through glass' valuable during COVID-19
April 13, 2021 -- A new chest x-ray technique implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic of imaging patients through glass produced diagnostic-quality radiographs while reducing hospital costs and infection risk, according to an April 7 paper in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. Read More
AI predicts heart disease risk in DEXA images
April 12, 2021 -- A deep-learning algorithm designed to read dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) images may also help to predict cardiovascular disease, according to a pilot study published online April 6 in Bone. Read More
Meta-analysis finds good news, bad news for radiology AI research
April 9, 2021 -- A meta-analysis of radiology artificial intelligence (AI) research found the technology had high overall accuracy in chest and breast imaging, but also widespread methodological and reporting issues that may preclude definitive assessments of clinical utility. Read More
Health practitioners overestimate likelihood of disease, study says
April 8, 2021 -- Most medical practitioners overestimate how likely patients are to have disease, which can result in overdiagnosis of conditions such as pneumonia and breast cancer, according to a study published April 5 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More
Ulnar fractures on x-ray may be indicator of domestic violence
April 7, 2021 -- Up to one-third of adult women with ulnar fractures visible on x-ray may be the victims of intimate partner violence, according to new research published April 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Is media coverage of mammography biased toward optimism?
April 5, 2021 -- New research published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that media coverage about screening tests such as 3D mammography overstates benefits while downplaying harms and ignoring conflicts of interest. Read More
Daily chest x-rays not needed in COVID-19 patients
April 1, 2021 -- Chest x-rays are effective every three or four days rather than daily for monitoring disease progression in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. Read More
Are physicians biased when reading black lung x-rays?
March 26, 2021 -- Physicians who are hired to provide a medical opinion in cases of black lung disease may be biased in favor of whoever is paying them to read the images, according to research published March 26 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Read More
WHO recommends CAD with chest x-rays to fight tuberculosis
March 24, 2021 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its recommendations for tuberculosis screening to now include the use of computer-aided detection (CAD) applications in chest radiography, according to a presentation on March 23 organized by the International Society of Radiology. Read More
E/M coding and billing for interventional radiology
March 22, 2021 -- Understanding the nuances of evaluation and management (E/M) service billing will allow interventional radiology practices to maximize revenue from patient interactions surrounding interventional procedures. Erin Stephens of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains. Read More