Top 5 trends from ECR 2018 in Vienna
March 8, 2018 -- The huge red dragon that dominated the registration area of ECR 2018 looked amazing in everybody's photos, but what were the lasting impressions and meaningful issues to take away from this year's congress in a decidedly chilly Vienna? Our editorial team has put together a list of the five key themes.  Discuss
Cybersecurity threats pose challenge to radiology's future
March 3, 2018 -- Keep aware of the need to protect imaging equipment from cyberrisks that pose a threat to the safety of patients and institutions, urged Dr. Jacob Sosna, president of the Israeli Radiology Association, in a session today on cybersecurity. He warned that a cyberattack could alter a patient's radiation dose during a CT scan, and an attack on the hospital's air-conditioning may shut down and damage CT and MRI machines.  Discuss
Should radiologists become informatics professionals?
February 9, 2018 -- Nearly every medical discipline depends on imaging informatics, but training and accreditation in this emerging field are still very much in their infancy. This interview article looks at the issues under discussion and the range of courses, qualifications, and diplomas being developed.  Discuss
Machine learning can help assess atherosclerosis
February 7, 2018 -- Machine-learning techniques analyze imaging measurements to automatically stratify patients by the level of atherosclerotic burden, offering the potential of personalized prediction of disease progression and more effective treatment for individual patients, according to researchers from Italy.  Discuss
AI powers liver volumetry on contrast-enhanced MRI
January 18, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can accurately segment the liver on contrast-enhanced MRI examinations, potentially yielding significant time savings for radiologists without affecting the accuracy of volumetry results, according to researchers from the University Hospital Regensburg in Germany.  Discuss
Can artificial intelligence enable a 10-minute MRI scan?
January 17, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms promise to improve the imaging workflow, leading to significantly faster MR image acquisition times as well as vastly improved image quality in low-dose CT images. Consultant radiologist Dr. Hugh Harvey from London investigates in a new column.  Discuss
PACS with AI can replace PACS without AI
January 8, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can help solve the huge reporting backlog, but this requires industry's cooperation, writes Dr. Neelam Dugar. PACS with AI will replace PACS without AI in the next five to 10 years, so don't get left behind, she urges.  Discuss
What's next for deep learning? Dutch show the way
January 3, 2018 -- A multidisciplinary team from the Netherlands collected a top award at RSNA 2017 for identifying four key areas of future development for deep learning: multitask learning, image-to-image synthesis, unsupervised learning, and uncertainty estimation and novelty detection.  Discuss