Austrians make full use of AI to determine bone age
August 9, 2019 -- Researchers from Austria have found that an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can estimate bone age accurately in children and adolescents from the analysis of a 3D hand MRI exam. The technique also performs well on wrist radiographs, they noted in an article posted online on 31 July in Medical Image Analysis. Read More
Act now on handling of serious findings, urges new report
July 19, 2019 -- A government-funded, independent U.K. healthcare agency has published detailed recommendations about how to improve the handling of serious unexpected findings on patient scans by hospital staff. The Royal College of Radiologists has endorsed the report. Read More
Was Clarence Dally a radiology martyr or victim?
July 12, 2019 -- Clarence Dally was a trusted assistant of Thomas Edison who helped develop the fluorescent lamp and the x-ray tube. Even when he became aware of the dangers, he continued his work, but eventually died from the effects of radiation. History columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas tells the fascinating story of this x-ray pioneer. Read More
Are you drowning from too many acronyms?
June 26, 2019 -- Overusing acronyms and abbreviations in imaging requests and reports can cause confusion, delay a diagnosis, and compromise patient safety, and it's essential to create an approved list of common acronyms, according to a new audit conducted in Scotland. Read More
Row erupts over BBC's use of smartphone images
June 26, 2019 -- Controversy broke out at the end of last week following a BBC article that used Australian x-rays to support allegations that young adults who used smartphones extensively were growing bony protuberances -- essentially, horns -- on their skulls. Read More
Cropping of digital x-rays can lead to 'collimation creep'
June 24, 2019 -- Research from the U.K. and the United Arab Emirates suggests that the effort to produce "prettier" x-ray images can lead to "collimation creep" as radiographers crop digital radiography images rather than use more appropriate collimation settings. The article was published in the June edition of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. Read More