Europe seeks to harness power of AI in COVID-19 crisis
March 24, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) may soon have a central role to play in the global battle against COVID-19. A European campaign is underway to develop a deep learning-based model for the automated detection of abnormalities on chest CT and for quantifying lung involvement.  Discuss
How radiology can get ready for coronavirus crisis
March 19, 2020 -- An international team of imaging specialists has issued a list of best practices for preparedness during the coronavirus crisis. There is a checklist for each of the four main areas: limit exposure to the virus, determine best use of imaging, protect staff, and maintain operations.  Discuss
3D printing enhances CT segmentation for brain disease
March 18, 2020 -- Researchers from the U.K. and Sweden have created a realistic 3D-printed brain based on MR images. The model is ideal for refining brain CT segmentation workflows, which, in turn, may improve the evaluation of neurological disorders on CT.  Discuss
Prepare for COVID-19 crisis, U.K. experts urge
March 17, 2020 -- Radiology departments must actively prepare to deal with the COVID-19 crisis because imaging appears set to play an emerging role in the disease, four leading U.K. thoracic specialists have warned in a BMJ blog posted on 12 March.  Discuss
Austrian ban on meetings helps justify ECR postponement
March 12, 2020 -- Austria banned all indoor events with more than 100 participants on Tuesday, 10 March, providing apparent vindication of the decision made a week earlier by the European Society of Radiology to postpone ECR 2020. Also, passenger numbers at Vienna International Airport have dropped sharply during March.  Discuss
AI can enhance accuracy of CT scans in emphysema
March 11, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm trained and tested on more than 10,000 CT datasets acquired at over 20 clinical sites in the U.S. and Europe can provide fully automated quantification of emphysema, according to a multinational research team.  Discuss
Report: Radiology seminar linked to COVID-19 spread
March 6, 2020 -- Public health authorities in New South Wales, Australia, believe that a radiology seminar in the country in February could be linked to two cases of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 in physicians who tested positive for the virus after the meeting.  Discuss
Imaging experts strive to get a grip on COVID-19
March 4, 2020 -- The latest findings on how the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) presents on imaging examinations should help clinicians better diagnose it and highlight how it differs from severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome, authors write in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Is teleradiology's growth sustainable beyond 2020?
March 3, 2020 -- Teleradiology services are thriving across the globe, but particularly in the U.K. and Ireland. Market analyst Arun Gill looks at the forces driving this expansion and assesses the key players and the opportunity offered to vendors by artificial intelligence.  Discuss
Chest CT beats DNA tests for early coronavirus diagnosis
February 28, 2020 -- Researchers from China and the Netherlands have found that chest CT proved to be superior to the standard method of DNA testing for early diagnosis of the novel coronavirus disease in high-risk individuals. They published their results online on 26 February in Radiology.  Discuss