Dutch team uses deep learning to assess COVID-19 cases
August 7, 2020 -- A Dutch group has developed a system of three deep-learning algorithms that automatically segments the five pulmonary lobes. It can assess CT severity scores per lobe and be used to quantify lung damage in COVID-19 patients.  Discuss
Can AI give radiology the urgent jump-start it needs?
August 6, 2020 -- In the past, healthcare has adopted new technology at a similar pace to a supertanker. Now that the healthcare supertanker has been driven into the eye of the COVID-19 storm, there's a strong need to embrace artificial intelligence (AI) and new ways of working, writes Ross Upton, PhD.  Discuss
Karolinska team advocates use of CAD for breast screening
August 3, 2020 -- A large study led by a group from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm has found that radiologists interpreting mammograms demonstrated a wide range of sensitivity for detecting cancer. The results support the use of computer-aided detection (CAD) solutions for breast screening, the researchers say.  Discuss
How AI can help improve hip fracture diagnosis
July 31, 2020 -- Researchers have found that the use of an artificial intelligence (AI) deep convolutional neural network to evaluate x-ray images can enhance radiologist performance in identifying hip fractures. They published their findings on 23 July in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Swiss team uses AI to predict stroke treatment success
July 29, 2020 -- Investigators from Geneva, Switzerland, have reported that artificial intelligence (AI) and radiomics can help to predict if a therapy approach for acute ischemic stroke will be successful. This might pave the way for personalized endovascular patient management.  Discuss
Is biennial CT lung screening safe for high-risk people?
July 23, 2020 -- A new European CT lung cancer screening trial is set to shed light on remaining questions surrounding the implementation of screening on a widespread basis, such as whether it is safe to extend screening intervals to two years. Data on the research were presented at ECR 2020.  Discuss
New website aims to help radiologists find AI software
July 21, 2020 -- A group from Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, has launched a website to help radiologists find and learn about the radiology artificial intelligence (AI) software applications that are commercially available in Europe.  Discuss
ECR 2020: Radiologists, data scientists needed for AI
July 17, 2020 -- Greater involvement by radiologists and more help from data scientists are needed to improve the performance of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and expand their use in clinical practice, a leading Spanish expert told ECR Online registrants on Thursday.  Discuss
MRI radiomics, AI distinguish GBM, brain metastasis
June 30, 2020 -- The combination of radiomics and a machine-learning algorithm can be highly accurate for distinguishing between glioblastoma (GBM) and brain metastasis, aiding in the swift diagnosis of brain lesions on standard T1-weighted MRI, according to research published online on 24 June in Physica Medica.  Discuss
Russian team presents 9-point plan to combat COVID-19
June 29, 2020 -- A group from Russia has issued details about how the medical imaging community can operate effectively in the pandemic. In Moscow, 48 outpatient CT facilities have performed over 170,000 chest CT scans, and more than 82,000 cases of COVID-19 pneumonia were detected.  Discuss