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Top poster prizewinners enjoy the moment at RSNA 2019
December 5, 2019 -- Research groups across the globe were celebrating on Wednesday afternoon at RSNA 2019, when the 28 winners of the prestigious magna cum laude awards were unveiled. Recreational drug use, 3D printing, bariatric surgery, and MR elastography of the brain were among the prizewinning topics.  Discuss
Doubts persist over DBT's clinical impact
December 4, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is developing fast, but some challenges and questions remain in terms of efficiency, efficacy, safety, and quality assurance, as well as the long-term effect on mortality, two leading researchers have noted in an RSNA 2019 presentation.  Discuss
It's all change again in healthcare IT sector
December 4, 2019 -- Agfa-Gevaert Group, parent company of Agfa HealthCare, announced on 2 December that it had entered exclusive negotiations with Dedalus Holding to sell part of its healthcare IT business -- specifically the business tied to its electronic medical record and integrated care offerings. Market analyst Alex Green from Signify Research looks at the implications.  Discuss
Scanning the pharaohs: Ancient Egypt comes to Chicago
December 3, 2019 -- Ever wondered what it's like to work as a paleoradiologist? Hundreds of RSNA 2019 delegates found out on Tuesday, when a leading expert in imaging of ancient Egyptian mummies and other antiquities played a central role in a plenary session about the achievements of the country's radiologists.  Discuss
What's AI's clinical role in breast screening?
December 2, 2019 -- The critically important task of showing how artificial intelligence (AI) can enhance patient management surfaced on the first day of RSNA 2019, when the latest clinical evidence of AI's potential contribution in breast screening came under intense scrutiny.  Discuss
Human connection is key to progress in radiology
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - In a medical world moving at ever-increasing speeds and making greater demands, it will require a conscious effort on the part of individual radiologists to create a culture of patient interaction and keep humanity at the forefront of the specialty, RSNA 2019 President Dr. Valerie Jackson said in her opening address.  Discuss
AI tool needs more diverse skin types in datasets
November 29, 2019 -- A dermatology algorithm powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that can identify a range of skin conditions doesn't work effectively on black skin, according to researchers in Uganda and Sweden. The study highlights the potential risks of AI-based healthcare and the need to ensure diversity in datasets used to train algorithms.  Discuss
SERAM president gazes into radiology's future
November 28, 2019 -- The radiologist as an "information manager" will coexist with the radiologist as a "carer of the patient" during the era of artificial intelligence. That's the prediction of Dr. Pablo Valdés Solís, president of the Spanish Society of Medical Radiology (SERAM), who is concerned about possible turf wars and continued economic problems.  Discuss
10 factors to consider when selecting AI vendors
November 27, 2019 -- More than 150 independent software companies are developing artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for medical imaging, so sorting through the options is a challenge. Market analyst Sanjay M. Parekh, PhD, lists 10 factors radiologists should consider -- and questions they should ask -- before partnering with vendors.  Discuss
Perform biennial screening at 45, say European guidelines
November 27, 2019 -- A new set of guidelines from Europe advise that women should be screened for breast cancer every two to three years between the ages of 45 and 74. The authors suggest that the harm caused by annual screening may well outweigh the benefits.  Discuss
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