AI algorithm generates 'artificial' medical images
July 10, 2018 -- Researchers from Canada have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of generating "artificial" x-ray images that look just like the real thing. The artificial images can be used to train other AI algorithms in analyzing real medical images.  Discuss
Will DR's positive outlook last past 2018?
June 11, 2018 -- The world market for digital radiography (DR), comprising fixed and mobile systems and DR retrofit kits, grew by approximately 5% in 2017 and is forecast to increase by a similar amount in 2018. But will the good times continue to roll for DR? Simon Harris of market research firm Signify Research takes a closer look.  Discuss
Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stones?
May 24, 2018 -- Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stone disease, also known as urolithiasis: digital tomosynthesis, ultrasound, or the current reference standard of multidetector CT? It depends, according to a study published online May 17 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
AI can find, classify pleural effusions on chest x-rays
May 18, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm has shown promising results for finding and classifying pleural effusion on chest x-ray studies, potentially helping to speed up interpretation times and triage priority cases.  Discuss
Imaging aided patient care in 2015 Amtrak derailment
April 27, 2018 -- In 2015, an Amtrak train departing Philadelphia derailed, killing eight people and injuring 200. Local hospitals treated the injured, and imaging was a crucial part of patient care, according to a review published in the May issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Metal-free tomosynthesis spots success of hip implants
April 23, 2018 -- Chinese researchers found that digital tomosynthesis with a metal artifact reduction algorithm was better than either CT or conventional radiography for assessing the integration of hip implants with bone. Their findings were published in the May issue of the Journal of Arthroplasty.  Discuss
Augmented reality guides orthopedic surgery
April 20, 2018 -- Researchers have developed an augmented reality technique to visualize 3D virtual guidance lines directly on a patient during fluoroscopy-guided orthopedic surgery -- reducing procedure time and radiation, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Medical Imaging.  Discuss
Ky. takes black lung x-ray reads away from radiologists
April 3, 2018 -- Radiologists in Kentucky are no longer allowed to read x-rays of miners who claim to have black lung disease under legislation signed into law last week. Instead, the law gives pulmonologists the exclusive right to interpret such studies, according to a March 31 report by NPR.  Discuss
Google AI algorithm shows promise for chest x-rays
April 2, 2018 -- How many radiologist-annotated images are needed to train a deep-learning algorithm for radiology applications? Perhaps not as many as you might think. Using both annotated and unannotated images, researchers from Google have developed an algorithm that can simultaneously identify and localize disease found on chest x-rays.  Discuss
Use of skeletal radiography shows modest growth
March 28, 2018 -- The use of skeletal radiography has grown at a modest rate in the U.S. Medicare population over the past 12 years, researchers reported in a March 24 paper in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. But shifts have occurred in the use of radiography that may indicate some physician self-referral of x-ray studies.  Discuss