Top 10 AuntMinnieEurope stories for 2020
December 21, 2020 -- It's official: The role of medical imaging in the COVID-19 pandemic dominated the radiology news agenda in 2020, accounting for half of our list of top 10 articles. The use of ultrasound and CT in COVID-19 cases was a central theme, along with infection control and radiographers. Another major issue was the police report into the serious MRI accident in Swedish Lapland. Read More
Teleconsultations and rating sites aren't all good news
December 16, 2020 -- The use of video consultations between doctors and patients, as well as commercial directories and doctor review sites, has exploded this year. They change some essential aspects of medical and human relationships, writes the Maverinck. Read More
Grenier gives verdict on clinical impact of AI
December 10, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) is improving radiology workflow by helping to shorten reading time, detect unexpected findings, provide measurements, and enable triage of abnormal examinations, according to Dr. Philippe Grenier, a past ECR president and consultant chest radiologist at Foch Hospital in Suresnes, France. Read More
U.K. team scoops Europe's only top award at RSNA 2020
December 9, 2020 -- A research group from a leading London facility won Europe's solitary magna cum laude for its research into the strategies, applications, and limitations of cinematic rendering of musculoskeletal MRI. The RSNA judges gave out just 23 of the prestigious prizes to the authors of nearly 2,500 digital posters displayed at the virtual congress. Read More
AI can detect cirrhosis accurately on MRI
December 7, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can identify cirrhosis on standard T2-weighted liver MRI exams at a level comparable to that of an expert reader, offering promise as a tool for improving detection, German researchers reported in a presentation at the virtual 2020 RSNA meeting. Read More
Machine learning helps identify cystic renal lesions
December 7, 2020 -- A machine-learning model based on CT radiomics analysis has achieved excellent diagnostic performance in distinguishing benign from malignant complex cystic renal lesions, outperforming the current Bosniak classification system, Canadian and French investigators reported at the RSNA 2020 meeting. Read More
How can deep learning improve chest CT workflow?
December 7, 2020 -- Global teleradiology specialists have outlined how they created a deep-learning model that can be used to prioritize -- at a high level of specificity -- injured patients with free-air findings on abdomen or chest CT examinations. They presented their results at the RSNA 2020 meeting. Read More
Dutch group shows how AI can find interval breast cancers
December 4, 2020 -- Researchers from The Netherlands and the U.K. have used artificial intelligence (AI) software to pinpoint interval breast cancers. An AI program detected more than one-third of breast cancers missed on screening mammography in two different studies presented at RSNA 2020. Read More
Chest experts unveil COVID-19 findings at RSNA meeting
November 30, 2020 -- CT is showing value in assessing the prevalence and severity of COVID-19 and evaluating ongoing conditions, especially when combined with artificial intelligence, according to presentations delivered by three thoracic specialists on Sunday at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting. Read More
UAE team spells out how to fill AI knowledge gap
November 11, 2020 -- The artificial intelligence (AI) knowledge gap can only be filled by more collaboration between educational institutes and professional bodies to develop structured training programs for radiologists and radiographers, according to researchers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Read More