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Sleep wrecker: COVID-19 causes insomnia in radiologists
September 16, 2020 -- It's official: The COVID-19 pandemic has induced widespread insomnia, anxiety, and depression among radiologists. A large French survey has confirmed this, but it has also shown that access to logistical and psychological support has been easier in public rather than private hospitals during the pandemic.  Discuss
AI aids diagnosis of heart failure on chest x-rays
September 16, 2020 -- Deep learning is useful for diagnosing heart failure on x-ray images, researchers reported at the recent European Society of Cardiology virtual congress. They used chest x-rays from a publicly available database to train an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that yielded 82% accuracy for detecting heart failure on a test dataset.  Discuss
Breast specialists must anticipate 2nd COVID-19 wave
September 15, 2020 -- It's likely that there will be a second wave of COVID-19 illness going into the autumn and winter, and breast imaging specialists must continue to be proactive in planning for it, according to a report published on 1 September in the European Journal of Radiology Open.  Discuss
Controversy ignites over report of unchecked scan results
September 15, 2020 -- A media article published on 12 September has opened up a lively discussion about how and why thousands of test results were allegedly never followed up at a hospital in Australia last year. It is claimed this omission led to the death of a baby girl, missed broken bones, and the prescription of wrong medication.  Discuss
After Brexit: Device regulations come under scrutiny
September 15, 2020 -- The U.K. has produced advice on how to launch medical devices on the market after the Brexit transition period ends on 1 January 2021. Regulatory expert Mike Pogose discusses how the new procedures will affect imaging manufacturers and their customers.  Discuss
Dutch team unveils new findings on radiomics
September 14, 2020 -- Researchers from Amsterdam have found that molecular imaging can contribute to better treatment decisions for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma by providing clinically valuable radiomics information on tumor phenotypes.  Discuss
Imaging group extends telework ahead of 2nd COVID-19 wave
September 11, 2020 -- Extending telework to nonmedical areas of the radiology department during the COVID-19 crisis can significantly help protect staff and patients, while ensuring productivity and associated cost savings, according to Spanish researchers.  Discuss
AI software developers win big in U.K. initiative
September 10, 2020 -- Radiology-oriented artificial intelligence (AI) software figured prominently on the list of initial winners of the U.K. government's new AI in Health and Care Award, which will provide a total of 140 million pounds (154.3 million euros) in funding over three years to support the testing and evaluation of AI technology.  Discuss
Medical imaging AI market projected for strong growth
September 10, 2020 -- The world market for artificial intelligence (AI)-based clinical applications for use in medical imaging is set to reach almost $1.5 billion (1.3 billion euros) by 2024, despite a slower-than-expected uptake of these products and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Signify Research.  Discuss
European investigators shine new light on endocarditis
September 9, 2020 -- The diagnosis of infective endocarditis remains a serious clinical challenge, but F-18 FDG PET/CT is making progress and can be an extremely useful modality in these patients, with good sensitivity and specificity, three different research groups from Portugal, France, and Italy reported at the recent European Society of Cardiology virtual congress.  Discuss
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