Can AI best quantitative MRI in prostate lesions?
August 2, 2018 -- Quantitative measurement of prostate MRI exams can yield better lesion characterization performance than just qualitative assessment by radiologists, German researchers have found. But can machine learning do even better? At least for now, the answer is no, according to a study published online on 31 July in Radiology.  Discuss
AI algorithm predicts billing codes from MRI log data
July 31, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately predict billing codes from log data of MRI studies, potentially helping to avoid coding errors and reducing radiographers' workload, German researchers reported at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting in Paris.  Discuss
Can AI enhance the utility of breast conebeam CT?
July 30, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for breast conebeam CT (CBCT) studies can accurately differentiate between benign and malignant breast lesions, potentially improving the real-world performance of radiologists reading CBCT images, according to a Web-exclusive paper in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
In era of AI, Swiss group puts stress on human touch
July 10, 2018 -- During an age when machines and artificial intelligence (AI) are playing an increasing role, radiologists must become more visible to safeguard patients' perception of them as physicians and as human beings, according to Swiss-led research. This involves setting aside time for direct communication with patients.  Discuss
AI algorithms begin to loom large in radiology
June 27, 2018 -- Computer scientists are busy at work creating a myriad of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms. Due to stringent regulations, very few algorithms have appeared yet to support clinical practice, but this looks set to change soon. Dr. Neelam Dugar investigates in a new column.  Discuss
Opinion: Radiologists & radiographers must stay united
June 26, 2018 -- Training and employing an unlimited number of radiologists is unrealistic today, yet the demand for imaging continues to rise. So radiology must be prepared to accept a solution involving radiographers and/or the ethical use of artificial intelligence, Dr. Elisabetta Giannotti writes. Evolution is the ability to adapt to change, she believes.  Discuss
Nikolaou: AI for complex cases may be over 10 years off
June 25, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to create more imaging opportunities and boost demand for specialists, but multimodality, multiparametric, or complex MRI diagnoses using AI are probably at least a decade away, according to Dr. Konstantin Nikolaou from Tübingen, Germany.  Discuss
Opinion: Radiographers do not equal radiologists
June 20, 2018 -- Studies that compare the reading skills of radiographers against those of radiologists are flawed, says Dr. Emanuele Neri. Trying to prove that "radiographers = radiologists" is the wrong exercise because the skillsets of the two groups are so different, but "radiographers + radiologists = better care" is valid, he writes.  Discuss
Sodickson: ISMRM can play sheriff in AI's Wild West
June 19, 2018 -- The imaging artificial intelligence (AI) landscape is like the Wild West right now, but the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) can act as the sheriff, according to Dr. Daniel Sodickson, PhD, the society's president.  Discuss
Chang: Why I admire French approach to AI
June 11, 2018 -- France's strong emphasis on the ethical and humanistic aspects of artificial intelligence (AI) and its practical impact on patient care have attracted praise and support from leading U.S. radiologist Dr. Paul Chang from the University of Chicago.  Discuss