Grenier gives verdict on clinical impact of AI
December 10, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) is improving radiology workflow by helping to shorten reading time, detect unexpected findings, provide measurements, and enable triage of abnormal examinations, according to Dr. Philippe Grenier, a past ECR president and consultant chest radiologist at Foch Hospital in Suresnes, France.  Discuss
U.K. team scoops Europe's only top award at RSNA 2020
December 9, 2020 -- A research group from a leading London facility won Europe's solitary magna cum laude for its research into the strategies, applications, and limitations of cinematic rendering of musculoskeletal MRI. The RSNA judges gave out just 23 of the prestigious prizes to the authors of nearly 2,500 digital posters displayed at the virtual congress.  Discuss
Inquest into patient death hears of MRI delay
December 8, 2020 -- A vital delay of at least two days due to a broken MRI machine might have contributed to the death of a 51-year-old man from sepsis, a U.K. inquest was told last week. The incident has revealed a string of failures prior to the patient's death, including the lack of a checklist for cases of sepsis, according to a local media report.  Discuss
Dispute escalates over MRI's role in breast screening
December 8, 2020 -- A fierce debate is underway in the Netherlands over the use of MRI for screening women with dense breasts. The Dutch Society of Radiology has voiced its strong opposition to recent national guidance issued by the Health Council. The Health Council is against the use of MRI in breast cancer screening.  Discuss
AI can detect cirrhosis accurately on MRI
December 7, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can identify cirrhosis on standard T2-weighted liver MRI exams at a level comparable to that of an expert reader, offering promise as a tool for improving detection, German researchers reported in a presentation at the virtual 2020 RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Machine learning helps identify cystic renal lesions
December 7, 2020 -- A machine-learning model based on CT radiomics analysis has achieved excellent diagnostic performance in distinguishing benign from malignant complex cystic renal lesions, outperforming the current Bosniak classification system, Canadian and French investigators reported at the RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
How can deep learning improve chest CT workflow?
December 7, 2020 -- Global teleradiology specialists have outlined how they created a deep-learning model that can be used to prioritize -- at a high level of specificity -- injured patients with free-air findings on abdomen or chest CT examinations. They presented their results at the RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
Dutch group shows how AI can find interval breast cancers
December 4, 2020 -- Researchers from The Netherlands and the U.K. have used artificial intelligence (AI) software to pinpoint interval breast cancers. An AI program detected more than one-third of breast cancers missed on screening mammography in two different studies presented at RSNA 2020.  Discuss
Keep aware of head and neck injuries in winter sports
December 3, 2020 -- Radiologists need to know the essentials about head and neck, brain, and spinal injuries from skiing and snowboarding and about how CT and MRI can help in challenging cases, according to new research presented at the RSNA 2020 meeting by Swiss trauma experts.  Discuss
3D printing makes giant strides in liver
December 2, 2020 -- 3D models that combine vascular and biliary anatomy using different imaging techniques can contribute to more rigorous planning of complex liver operations, including hepatic resections, living-donor transplantation, vascular intervention procedures, and biliary reconstruction surgery, Portuguese researchers have reported at the RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss