AI proves useful in the emergency department for detecting fractures
July 24, 2023 -- French researchers have found that three commercially available AI algorithms designed to detect fractures on x-rays are effective for use in the emergency department. They published their findings on 18 July in Academic Radiology. Read More
Controversy breaks out over new U.K. standards for chest x-rays
July 5, 2023 -- The launch of a U.K. document about standards for reporting practitioners in adult chest x-rays has ignited a fierce debate about differences in the requirements for radiographers and trainee radiologists. It is "an unholy mess" and is purely about training standards for nonradiologists, one expert said. Read More
Phasing out patient shielding meets stubborn resistance
July 5, 2023 -- Implementation of a nonshielding policy in radiology departments is proving extremely difficult, and it will require a strong commitment by professional societies to educate and inform practitioners, patients, and carers, a European survey has found. Read More
Italian-led team underlines promise of breast AI model
June 19, 2023 -- An AI model that helps predicts breast cancer risk after a negative screening has performed well, according to new research led by the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa and based on U.K. data. Read More
Kung fu promotes bone health in young inactive men
June 19, 2023 -- Recreational kung fu is an effective method for improving bone health in young inactive men. That's the key finding of a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry study conducted by investigators in Lebanon. Read More
Radiography and medical students benefit from VR training
May 31, 2023 -- Most radiography and medical students appreciate the value of virtual reality (VR) simulation-based training to learn about radiation protection in the interventional radiology suite, an Irish research group reported on 25 May in Radiography. Read More
German group finds wide variations in radiation exposure
May 24, 2023 -- Radiation exposure is generally low among interventional radiologists who perform stroke treatments, yet shows a wide range, underscoring that further work is needed to keep doses as low as possible, a team from Heidelberg University Hospital has reported. Read More
World record achieved in Nepal for x-ray at highest altitude
May 22, 2023 -- Researchers have earned a new world record by conducting a chest x-ray exam of a patient on Mt. Everest in Nepal at a height of 5,364 meters. The team's leader, Mike Cairnie, has been dubbed "the Indiana Jones of radiology". Read More
Mental illness tied to lower cancer screening attendance
May 8, 2023 -- Severe mental illness is tied to lower attendance to cancer screening for breast, bowel, and cervical cancers, a study published on 3 May in the British Journal of Cancer has found. Read More
Modified imaging tool visualizes teeth segmented from bone
April 24, 2023 -- Using new, modified dental imaging reconstruction parameters, a cinematic rendering technique can help to visualize supernumerary and ectopic teeth separated from surrounding bone. Read More