RADIOLOGY NEWS
AI chest x-ray software displays clinical promise in children
June 24, 2022 -- A new study has found that an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm initially cleared for analyzing chest x-rays of adult patients may also be effective for use in children. The algorithm was tested for identifying eight detectable lesions, and achieved an accuracy of 87.5%. Read More
Ultrasound use in low-income countries receives validation
June 23, 2022 -- A study conducted in rural Africa found that ultrasound can be used successfully by nonradiologists to detect lesions. The new data can be used to guide clinical protocols, including thresholds for biopsy of sonographically benign-appearing breast lesions, the lead author says. Read More
Dual-tracer PET/MRI can boost accuracy of prostate cancer staging
June 22, 2022 -- The use of PET/MRI with a dual-tracer approach can enhance staging of high-risk prostate cancer patients by providing extra information and improving disease characterization, Italian investigators have reported. Read More
PET/CT develops growing role in tracking COVID-19 infection
June 22, 2022 -- PET/CT can assist evaluation of lung inflammation and monitoring of treatment effects in patients with post-COVID-19 lung disease, according to new research that shows significant decreases in the number, size, and metabolic activity of the lung lesion can occur in follow-up scans. Read More
Could a single brain MRI diagnose Alzheimer's?
June 21, 2022 -- A single brain MRI and an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could effectively diagnose Alzheimer's disease -- even at an early stage, a new study from a top London facility has shown. Read More
Commoditization poses growing threat to radiology, Brady warns
June 20, 2022 -- The commoditization of radiology endangers the capacity of the specialty to maintain its hard-won central role in patient care. This is the view of Dr. Adrian Brady, consultant radiologist at Mercy University Hospital in Cork, Ireland, and first vice president of European Society of Radiology. Read More
Keep abreast of market trends that really matter in imaging IT
June 20, 2022 -- Changes abound right now in the evolving world of imaging IT, including artificial intelligence, enterprise imaging, the cloud, advanced visualization, and image sharing. For an update, we spoke with industry expert Amy Thompson. Read More
Team Hannover collects prestigious Image of the Year award
June 17, 2022 -- German scientists' work on how PET can reveal poor outcomes in patients after a heart attack was honored with the Image of the Year prize at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting. Read More
Imaging shows AstraZeneca COVID vaccine can trigger blood clots
June 16, 2022 -- MRI, CT, and ultrasound identify blood clots not found on clinical assessment in a majority of individuals who have COVID-19 vaccine-induced low blood platelets after their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, according to a case study published on 14 June in Radiology. Read More
Reflections on 125 years of the British Institute of Radiology
June 15, 2022 -- To commemorate the 125th anniversary of the British Institute of Radiology, radiology historian Dr. Adrian Thomas highlights some of the key turning points of what is now the oldest radiological society in the world. Read More