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Patient phantom helps bring cranial SRS into mainstream
April 11, 2019 -- Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a high-precision radiotherapy technique that's finding particular value in the treatment of multiple brain metastases. Cranial SRS, however, is also one of the most complex and challenging radiation treatments, and one that many radiotherapy departments don't have the confidence -- or access to sufficient quality assurance tools -- to implement.  Discuss
Swiss team finds AI can aid breast ultrasound reads
April 10, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm matched the performance of radiologist readers in detecting and classifying lesions on breast ultrasound exams, investigators from Switzerland reported in research published online on 29 March in European Radiology.  Discuss
Russians look to sift practical AI solutions from hype
April 9, 2019 -- With its second AI Runner project, a group from the Research and Practical Clinical Center of Diagnostics and Telemedicine Technologies in Moscow is edging closer to finding artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for cancer detection that really work.  Discuss
The ethical development and use of radiology AI: Part 1
April 8, 2019 -- The ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology is a complex but necessary endeavor. Dr. Adrian Brady explored the key ethical issues during a presentation on 5 April at the European Society of Radiology's artificial intelligence course in Barcelona, Spain, which we're covering in a two-part series.  Discuss
AI malware highlights imaging's security weaknesses
April 8, 2019 -- An Israeli team has developed malware based on an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to draw attention to serious security weaknesses in medical imaging equipment and the networks that transmit those images, reported an article posted on 3 April by the Washington Post.  Discuss
AI can evaluate treatment response for brain tumors
April 5, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can provide automated quantitative analysis of gliomas on MRI examinations, yielding more accurate assessments of how well these brain tumors are responding to treatment than current manual methods, German researchers reported in an article published online on 2 April in Lancet Oncology.  Discuss
Solar power brings imaging to Himalayan villages
April 4, 2019 -- With no central power grid or infrastructure in the region, clinical staff members relied exclusively on solar power to deliver imaging to remote mountain communities in the Himalayas. They used a low-cost, lightweight solar panel; a handheld ultrasound unit; and a tablet to display the images.  Discuss
Shortage of radiologists puts lives at risk, U.K. report finds
April 3, 2019 -- New figures reveal the continuing shortage of radiologists in the U.K. is putting patients at risk and driving massive rises in outsourcing costs for the National Health Service (NHS). The NHS does not have enough radiologists to keep patients safe, according to 75% of hospital imaging bosses.  Discuss
DTI-MRI reveals alcohol damage to brain after abstinence
April 3, 2019 -- With the assistance of diffusion-tensor MR imaging (DTI-MRI), researchers from Spain and Germany have found evidence that damage to the brain's white matter continues even after men who consume copious amounts of alcohol have stopped drinking, according to a study published online on 3 April in JAMA Psychiatry.  Discuss
Is Europe missing out on premium ultrasound?
April 3, 2019 -- The European market for new ultrasound equipment continued to grow steadily in 2017, with overall sales revenues increasing by 4%. While the market is expected to continue investing in new ultrasound equipment, there are some significant regional purchasing trends, as Stuart Kusta from Signify Research explains.  Discuss
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