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Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stones?
June 4, 2018 -- Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stone disease, also known as urolithiasis: digital tomosynthesis, ultrasound, or the current reference standard of multidetector CT? It depends, according to a study published in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
AI can detect, assess white-matter lesions on CT scans
June 1, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.K. have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of accurately detecting and rating the severity of brain lesions on CT scans of patients presenting with stroke or dementia, according to an article published on 15 May in Radiology.  Discuss
Augmented reality, AI algorithms bolster liver surgery
May 31, 2018 -- Researchers from Germany have developed artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that can generate a 3D liver model from MRI or CT scans. They examined these 3D models to plan liver cancer surgery and also projected them onto the patient intraoperatively using augmented reality software.  Discuss
Social media supports teleradiology efforts in Syria
May 31, 2018 -- Social media platforms have helped teleradiologists from all over the world support local physicians in Syria, which has been in a state of crisis due to civil war since 2011, according to a case study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Imaging sheds light on injuries from running of the bulls
May 30, 2018 -- The running of the bulls at the Fiesta de San Fermín in Pamplona, Spain, occurs over a route less than 1 km, yet it's one of the most dangerous in the world. At the Spanish Society of Medical Radiology biennial congress last weekend, Dr. Luis Miranda Orella shared details about the spectacular injuries seen at the event.  Discuss
Why did the U.K. breast screening glitch go undetected?
May 30, 2018 -- Could the U.K. National Health Service have detected sooner the fact that nearly 500,000 women were not invited to their final round of mammography in the country's national breast screening program? The authors of a new correspondence article published on 24 May in the Lancet suggest that it might have.  Discuss
New software creates personalized 'virtual brain' models
May 30, 2018 -- Researchers from Belgium have created virtual models of the brain individually tailored to patients' functional MR images, according to an article published online on 28 May in eNeuro. These models can predict the effects of brain tumors and may help improve surgical planning for their removal.  Discuss
Breast screening rates fall sharply in Switzerland
May 29, 2018 -- Breast cancer screening attendance in Switzerland has hit a new low, despite expanding regional mammography screening programs. Several breast radiologists have blamed antiscreening information and the debate surrounding the pros and cons of breast cancer screening.  Discuss
3D printing guides kidney transplant for 2-year-old boy
May 28, 2018 -- A team of clinicians from the U.K. has created multimaterial 3D-printed anatomical models based on CT scans of the kidney and abdomen. They used the models to plan and guide the transplantation of an adult kidney into a 2-year-old boy.  Discuss
SERAM: The golden circle of success for radiologists
May 25, 2018 -- PAMPLONA, Spain - Radiologists should think of their specialty as more than just a job, according to presentations on 24 May opening the Spanish Society of Medical Radiology (SERAM) biennial congress. The discussion included talks on artificial intelligence, big data, and robotics -- technologies that are here to stay, the speakers noted.  Discuss
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