ACR partners with MICCAI to make AI a clinical reality
March 30, 2018 -- Two influential radiology groups have signed a partnership to foster development of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to better meet the clinical needs of radiologists. The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Society announced the deal at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, CA.  Discuss
AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US?
March 29, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - A deep-learning algorithm that analyzes B-mode morphological ultrasound data and patient demographic information can classify the severity of liver fibrosis in cases of chronic liver disease, according to research presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) conference.  Discuss
Survey shows radiographers lack life-support skills
March 28, 2018 -- A new survey has revealed a clear lack of knowledge among Portuguese radiographers about basic life support. The authors are convinced more education and hands-on training are crucial to make cardiopulmonary resuscitation available in radiology departments in case of cardiac arrest.  Discuss
Platforms vs. tools: The advanced visualization breakup
March 28, 2018 -- Is the advanced visualization market breaking in two? That's the thought-provoking question asked by market analyst Ulrik Kristensen, PhD. He provides answers based on what he learned at this month's ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss
DWI-MRI gathers clinical momentum in cardiac cases
March 27, 2018 -- Cardiac MRI scans using a diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) protocol have become a feasible and reproducible technique that can depict the presence of myocardial edema in ischemic and inflammatory heart disease, according to researchers from Spain.  Discuss
PRECISION trial lauds MRI for prostate cancer detection
March 26, 2018 -- With its ability to accurately detect more malignant prostate cancer lesions than transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy, multiparametric MRI can reduce the frequency of the invasive procedures by as much as 28%, according to a multicenter, international study presented last week.  Discuss
Growth in breast tumor size may reflect screening drop
March 23, 2018 -- The average size of breast tumors has increased significantly since 2001, and this may reflect declining screening rates, researchers reported at the European Breast Cancer Conference in Barcelona, Spain. The finding is in stark contrast to the 1980s and 1990s, when the average size of tumors decreased dramatically.  Discuss
MRI can advance soft-tissue sarcoma evaluation
March 23, 2018 -- By targeting certain biomarkers, conventional MRI scans can help accurately classify soft-tissue sarcoma after core needle biopsy, according to a French study presented at ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss
ESUR releases new guidelines on contrast agents
March 22, 2018 -- The European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) has updated its contrast agent guidelines. Its version 10 contains four key changes that will simplify patient management significantly, according to Dr. Henrik Thomsen, chair of the ESUR's Contrast Media Safety Committee.  Discuss
How not to get sued: A guide for radiologists
March 21, 2018 -- Claims against radiologists are not uncommon and in England represented 2.26% of all claims. What are the types of claims faced by radiologists and how can they be avoided? Lawyers Alison Garrett and Joanna Lloyd discuss these issues in a new column.  Discuss
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