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AI displays potential for breast ultrasound
August 12, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can yield a promising level of performance for differentiating between benign and malignant solid breast masses on B-mode ultrasound images, but further improvement is still needed, according to research published online on 5 August in European Radiology Experimental.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
Holographic lenses focus ultrasound for brain imaging
August 8, 2019 -- Better brain imaging, or even drug delivery, may be feasible due to the pioneering work of Spanish researchers. They have developed a technique for 3D printing holographic lenses that focus ultrasonic sound waves in the brain.  Discuss
What's gone wrong at the Karolinska?
August 7, 2019 -- Regular articles continue to appear in Swedish newspapers about the huge building and corruption scandal at the New Karolinska Hospital. Many doctors are leaving, patients are suffering, and some observers think the scandal is so large that it can never be thoroughly investigated. The Maverinck tells the story.  Discuss
Lobo: Radiology must be seen as avant-garde
August 7, 2019 -- Radiologists can play a pivotal role in the transition to a fully digital healthcare system, but they must move with the times if they're going to benefit significantly from the use of artificial intelligence, says German technology guru and blogger Sascha Lobo.  Discuss
Biennial CT lung screening matches annual follow-up exams
August 6, 2019 -- A new analysis of the Multicentric Italian Lung Detection trial has shown that biennial CT lung cancer screening was just as effective as annual screening in reducing the risk of lung cancer and all-cause mortality. The study was published in the September issue of the European Journal of Cancer.  Discuss
How appropriate are requests for CT scans of aorta?
August 6, 2019 -- Emergency physicians must do more to assess the risk of acute aortic syndrome, while hospital doctors and general practitioners need to supply more precise and complete clinical information when requesting CT scans of the aorta, according to the findings of a new U.K. study.  Discuss
Use DWI to streamline breast MRI protocols
August 5, 2019 -- Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) can be used to streamline breast MRI protocols, according to a joint German-Austrian study published online on 29 July in European Radiology. The results could lead to shorter breast MRI exams, say the authors.  Discuss
U.K. groups seek urgent answers on radioisotopes
August 2, 2019 -- Radiology and nuclear medicine groups have urged U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson to provide some answers to outstanding questions about radioisotope supply ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit. They've demanded assurances about product supply and costs to the National Health Service.  Discuss
Screening DBT requires less compression, pressure
August 2, 2019 -- Norwegian researchers have found that screening digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) requires less compression and pressure than digital mammography. They published their findings online on 25 July in Acta Radiologica.  Discuss
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