MIDRC offers support for COVID-19 AI
May 5, 2021 -- A project called the Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC) is offering key support for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19, according to a presentation delivered May 5 at the AuntMinnie.com Spring 2021 Virtual Conference. Read More
X-ray, CT reveal mummified ancient Egyptian was pregnant
May 3, 2021 -- The patient presented after 3,000 years. X-ray and CT scans revealed first that this was not a male scribe and priest, as suspected, but in fact a woman about 25 years old, possibly a society elite from a vast necropolis in Thebes in Upper Egypt. Read More
ACR launches dose registry for digital radiography
April 30, 2021 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) is launching a new Dose Index Registry in digital radiography to help track and characterize practice patterns and allow facilities to compare their dose indexes to those of other facilities in the U.S. Read More
AI algorithm detects troublesome wrist fractures on x‑rays
April 28, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to accurately detect scaphoid fractures on radiographs, potentially speeding up diagnosis of these troublesome injuries, according to research published online April 28 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
AI detects ARDS equal to experts
April 23, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm has been trained to achieve expert physician-level performance when diagnosing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) on chest x-rays. Results of the study were published online April 20 in Lancet Digital Health. Read More
Chest x-ray particularly useful in older patients with COVID-19
April 22, 2021 -- Chest x-rays are effective for the early detection of COVID-19, especially in older patients, according to a study presented at the 2021 virtual annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society. Read More
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