AI could help triage, monitor COVID-19 patients
April 6, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed to help diagnose pneumonia on chest x-rays could also be useful for detecting and monitoring COVID-19, potentially enabling early isolation and administration of supportive therapies, according to research published online on March 20 in the Journal of Thoracic Imaging.  Discuss
AI assesses osteoporosis risk from x-ray, CT reports
April 1, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to assess a patient's risk of osteoporosis from x-ray and CT reports much better than the traditional method of manual review by healthcare professionals, according to research set to be published in mid-April in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.  Discuss
Open-source AI COVID-Net targets COVID-19 on chest x-rays
March 31, 2020 -- Canadian researchers are developing an open-source artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called COVID-Net for detecting COVID-19 on chest x-rays. They've also made the training dataset available for other researchers.  Discuss
X-ray plus ultrasound manages pneumonia in kids
March 26, 2020 -- A combination of chest x-ray and lung ultrasound offers a workable way to manage complicated pneumonia in children -- although MRI is a more effective modality when it comes to identifying particular features, according to a study published online March 19 in PLOS One.  Discuss
Radiology has key role to play in the midst of COVID-19
March 24, 2020 -- Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, radiologists have a key role to play in helping their hospitals respond to the crisis -- from infection control to offering staff support, according to Dr. Carolyn Meltzer of Emory University in Atlanta and Dr. Mahmud Mossa-Basha of the University of Washington in Seattle.  Discuss
Unified radiology worklist smooths after-hours workflow
March 23, 2020 -- Unifying multiple radiology worklists into a single worklist can make coverage of after-hours imaging studies more efficient and reduce report turnaround times, according to a clinical practice management case study published online March 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Seattle: COVID-19 patients compromised by comorbidities
March 20, 2020 -- Elderly Seattle area patients who developed COVID-19 in February were made more vulnerable by comorbidities -- and 95% had abnormal imaging findings on admission to the hospital, according to a research letter published online March 19 in JAMA.  Discuss
AI comparable to rads for interpreting wrist x-rays
March 17, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) deep-learning algorithm performs comparably to radiologists when it comes to interpreting wrist x-rays, according to a study published online March 9 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Radiology experts list COVID-19 best practices
March 16, 2020 -- A panel of experts from six institutions has released a list of best practices for radiology preparedness during the coronavirus health crisis. It was published March 16 in the journal Radiology.  Discuss
X-ray may be missing COVID-19 cases found with CT
March 4, 2020 -- X-ray may not be the best imaging tool for detecting the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Almost three-quarters of a small cohort of South Korean patients with COVID-19 pneumonia had normal chest x-rays, missing pulmonary nodules that chest CT identified, according to a February 26 study in the Korean Journal of Radiology.  Discuss