AI can differentiate normal, abnormal chest x-rays
May 19, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can differentiate normal and abnormal chest radiographs with an accuracy on par with experienced radiologists, enabling triage of these studies for priority review, according to research published online May 14 in npj Digital Medicine.  Discuss
Chest x-rays in the ER predict COVID-19 severity
May 15, 2020 -- Chest x-rays acquired when patients present in the emergency room (ER) with COVID-19 symptoms can predict the severity of the disease, particularly in young and middle-aged adults, according to a study published May 14 in Radiology.  Discuss
Nvidia unveils new CT AI models for COVID-19
May 14, 2020 -- Graphics processing unit technology developer Nvidia has introduced two new artificial intelligence (AI) models trained to provide lung segmentation and detection of COVID-19 on CT exams. The company is making these models available to researchers to facilitate the development of new predictive AI algorithms.  Discuss
Free AI software can help triage COVID-19 on x-ray
May 13, 2020 -- A free commercial artificial intelligence (AI) software application can perform comparably to radiologists in triaging suspected COVID-19 cases on chest radiographs, according to research published online May 8 in Radiology.  Discuss
Bowel abnormalities found in COVID-19 patients
May 12, 2020 -- Abdominal imaging of COVID-19 patients has shown that bowel abnormalities, including ischemia, are common findings in these cases, according to research published online May 11 in Radiology. Cholestasis is also frequently present.  Discuss
AI may predict COVID-19 progression on chest x-rays
May 12, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can predict how COVID-19 cases will progress based on analysis of baseline chest x-rays, offering potential to help in deciding how to triage these patients, according to a study posted online May 5 as a preprint on medRxiv.org.  Discuss
AI could enhance chest imaging's COVID-19 role
May 11, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) could enhance the role of chest imaging in the COVID-19 pandemic, moving it beyond disease evaluation to applications such as assessing risk, monitoring treatment, and discovering therapeutic targets, according to an editorial published May 6 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
Italian researchers develop x-ray scoring for COVID-19
May 7, 2020 -- Italian researchers have developed a chest x-ray scoring system for quantifying and monitoring COVID-19 findings, according to a study published May 1 in La Radiologia Medica.  Discuss
Italian team recommends ultrasound for kids with COVID-19
April 28, 2020 -- A team of Italian researchers has said lung ultrasound scans may be better than chest radiography for children with COVID-19. The recommendation comes from the findings of a small, observational study published on April 21 in Pediatrics.  Discuss
FDA relaxes rules on imaging modifications for COVID-19
April 24, 2020 -- In an effort to make medical imaging more available to COVID-19 patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is relaxing its rules on modification of radiology equipment. Modifications will not need the agency's imprimatur before being used on patients during the crisis.  Discuss