Neelam Dugar on AI platforms | Survey on radiology's attitudes to AI | Machine learning and myocardial infarction

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

Implementing an artificial intelligence (AI) platform is not a straightforward task, so who better to explain about the process than informatics guru and PACS veteran Dr. Neelam Dugar?

In a new column, she provides a clear and authoritative summary of the factors and checklists you'll need to consider when introducing AI. Don't miss her article, which you'll find in our Imaging Informatics Community.

A new global survey was launched this week about radiology's attitudes to AI and its views on the potential applications of the technology. Significantly, the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics has voiced its support. Head across to the AI Community.

AI has been a central theme at the International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT in Lisbon. A Finnish group reported that its machine-learning algorithm yielded more than 95% accuracy in predicting myocardial infarction or death after being trained on clinical, quantitative PET, and coronary CT angiography data from over 900 patients being assessed for suspected coronary artery disease.

Away from AI, a Norwegian team has published important research about the use of digital breast tomosynthesis as a cancer screening modality. You'll find our news report in the Women's Imaging Community.

Swiss researchers have used augmented reality to visualize virtual 3D models of the vertebrae, as well as optimal insertion routes for implants, during spinal fusion surgery. A separate group from Italy relied on 3D-printed spine models to guide screw insertion while performing the same surgery. Read about how both techniques improved the safety and accuracy of this complex procedure. Go to the Advanced Visualization Community.

What skills do medical physicists require? How best should they be trained in the future? Find out in this report from the recent European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology meeting in Milan.

Finally, the findings of a large study on whole-body MRI were published last Thursday. If you didn't see our breaking news story, be sure to get the details.

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