Support grows for database of wrist fractures to enhance AI research
May 24, 2022 -- Efforts to develop artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to help diagnose pediatric wrist fractures need to improve, say Austrian radiologists. They have developed a large annotated public dataset of x-ray images and encouraged its use in an article published on 20 May in Scientific Data. Read More
Radiation dose in swallow studies comes under close scrutiny
May 2, 2022 -- Radiologists from the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, U.K., have found there is room for improvement in reducing radiation dose during barium swallow studies. They've recommended taking a fresh look at training in this area. Read More
Turkish team uses imaging to guide care of victims of conflict
April 29, 2022 -- CT and x-ray are playing a significant role in enabling doctors in Turkey to triage patients who've suffered injuries in Syria. A new article shows how imaging can help children injured by explosions. The authors think their findings may be useful for everyone working in war-torn regions. Read More
Munich team uses dark-field x-ray for COVID-19 pneumonia detection
April 19, 2022 -- Scientists at the Technical University of Munich in Germany have reported that a prototype dark-field chest x-ray device is of potential value for diagnosing COVID-19 pneumonia. They found that dark-field imaging has a higher sensitivity than attenuation-based imaging, and that the combination of both is superior to a single modality. Read More
5 things I don't miss about the bad old days of radiology
April 18, 2022 -- It can be tempting to glorify the early days of radiology, but an honest reflection on the practices of the past confirms that progress has generally been for the better, writes Dr. Giles Maskell. He takes a humorous look back at what he was glad to see disappear. Read More
Irish develop novel method to teach how to interpret chest x-rays
April 13, 2022 -- Researchers from Galway have reported success with "Say-All-Fast-Minute-Each-Day-Shuffled," or SAFMEDS, which prompts radiology trainees and medical students to identify abnormalities in as many flashcards as possible during one-minute trials. Read More
Milan group adds support to use of AI to characterize breast density
March 25, 2022 -- Italian researchers have reported new evidence that an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately characterize breast density on mammography. This might help to avoid referring some women with dense breasts for extra screening with ultrasound or MRI. Read More
German team highlights how deep learning can improve knee scans
March 24, 2022 -- Researchers from Essen University Hospital have proved that an artificial intelligence algorithm can lead to more accurate placement of anatomical side markers on knee x-rays. This might help to reduce malpractice claims, they say. Read More
Danish study shows AI's diagnostic potential in knee osteoarthritis
March 21, 2022 -- Musculoskeletal radiologists from Denmark have found that a commercially available artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm performed as well as radiologists in diagnosing the severity of knee osteoarthritis on x-rays, and it could be useful in real-world clinical settings. Read More
Simple changes can make radiology practice green and sustainable
March 16, 2022 -- Greater collaboration between the medical imaging community and industry is needed in the fight to achieve sustainability. This was the central message of expert speakers at a roundtable session on the "Green Radiology Department" held at ECR Overture on 6 March. Read More