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Nikolaou: AI for complex cases may be over 10 years off
June 25, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to create more imaging opportunities and boost demand for specialists, but multimodality, multiparametric, or complex MRI diagnoses using AI are probably at least 10 years away, according to Dr. Konstantin Nikolaou.  Discuss
4D CT enables quantitative analysis of wrist motion
June 22, 2018 -- Researchers from the Netherlands have developed a method to quantify wrist motion using 4D CT, according to a presentation on 21 June at the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 2018 international congress in Berlin.  Discuss
3D-printed brain tumors facilitate patient consultation
June 22, 2018 -- Dutch researchers have created 3D-printed brain tumors based on functional MRI (fMRI) scans. Referring to these models during consultation can improve patient understanding and shared decision-making, according to an article published online on 2 June in World Neurosurgery.  Discuss
Are amyloid PET scans ready for the clinical setting?
June 21, 2018 -- The use of PET scans to confirm the presence of dementia-inducing amyloid plaque in the brain may be ready for routine clinical use, based on a prospective study published online June 11 in JAMA Neurology. Researchers found that both positive and negative results influenced the diagnosis and treatment of patients with and without dementia.  Discuss
Opinion: Radiographers do not equal radiologists
June 20, 2018 -- Studies that compare the reading skills of radiographers against those of radiologists are flawed, says Dr. Emanuele Neri. Trying to prove that "radiographers = radiologists" is the wrong exercise because the skillsets of the two groups are so different, but "radiographers + radiologists = better care" is valid, he writes.  Discuss
CT reveals mysteries of ancient Egyptian jars
June 20, 2018 -- New research published on 20 June demonstrated that while x-ray remains the most practical method for imaging the canopic jars left behind by ancient Egyptians, the real imaging king is CT. CT allowed the researchers to identify the jars' contents better than MRI or x-ray.  Discuss
Machine learning can help classify radiology reports
June 19, 2018 -- Software based on natural language processing and machine-learning techniques can effectively classify free-text radiology reports, showing potential for improving clinical care and supporting radiology research, according to an Italian study.  Discuss
Sodickson: ISMRM can play sheriff in AI's Wild West
June 19, 2018 -- The imaging artificial intelligence (AI) landscape is like the Wild West right now, but the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) can act as the sheriff, according to Dr. Daniel Sodickson, PhD, the society's president.  Discuss
New 3D CT technique tops x-ray for diagnosing arthritis
June 19, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.K. have developed an algorithm capable of detecting subtle changes in the spacing between arthritic joints on 3D-reconstructed CT scans better than even standard x-ray imaging can, according to an article published online on June 18 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
TOF-PET/MRI allows lower FDG dose for breast cases
June 18, 2018 -- Clinicians can reduce a standard dose of FDG by as much as 90% and still achieve clinically acceptable PET image quality in time-of-flight (TOF) PET/MRI scans for breast cancer, according to a Swiss study published online on 7 June in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
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