In era of AI, Swiss group puts stress on human touch
July 10, 2018 -- During an age when machines and artificial intelligence (AI) are playing an increasing role, radiologists must become more visible to safeguard patients' perception of them as physicians and as human beings, according to Swiss-led research. This involves setting aside time for direct communication with patients.  Discuss
AI algorithms begin to loom large in radiology
June 27, 2018 -- Computer scientists are busy at work creating a myriad of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms. Due to stringent regulations, very few algorithms have appeared yet to support clinical practice, but this looks set to change soon. Dr. Neelam Dugar investigates in a new column.  Discuss
Opinion: Radiologists & radiographers must stay united
June 26, 2018 -- Training and employing an unlimited number of radiologists is unrealistic today, yet the demand for imaging continues to rise. So radiology must be prepared to accept a solution involving radiographers and/or the ethical use of artificial intelligence, Dr. Elisabetta Giannotti writes. Evolution is the ability to adapt to change, she believes.  Discuss
Nikolaou: AI for complex cases may be over 10 years off
June 25, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to create more imaging opportunities and boost demand for specialists, but multimodality, multiparametric, or complex MRI diagnoses using AI are probably at least a decade away, according to Dr. Konstantin Nikolaou from Tübingen, Germany.  Discuss
Opinion: Radiographers do not equal radiologists
June 20, 2018 -- Studies that compare the reading skills of radiographers against those of radiologists are flawed, says Dr. Emanuele Neri. Trying to prove that "radiographers = radiologists" is the wrong exercise because the skillsets of the two groups are so different, but "radiographers + radiologists = better care" is valid, he writes.  Discuss
Sodickson: ISMRM can play sheriff in AI's Wild West
June 19, 2018 -- The imaging artificial intelligence (AI) landscape is like the Wild West right now, but the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) can act as the sheriff, according to Dr. Daniel Sodickson, PhD, the society's president.  Discuss
Chang: Why I admire French approach to AI
June 11, 2018 -- France's strong emphasis on the ethical and humanistic aspects of artificial intelligence (AI) and its practical impact on patient care have attracted praise and support from leading U.S. radiologist Dr. Paul Chang from the University of Chicago.  Discuss
French unveil new initiative in artificial intelligence
June 4, 2018 -- France's national professional council, G4, has launched a novel collaboration with other partners to develop a complete artificial intelligence tool for medical imaging. The project's committee has urged industry to participate in the "AI imaging ecosystem" scheme.  Discuss
AI can detect, assess white-matter lesions on CT scans
June 1, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.K. have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of accurately detecting and rating the severity of brain lesions on CT scans of patients presenting with stroke or dementia, according to an article published on 15 May in Radiology.  Discuss
Augmented reality, AI algorithms bolster liver surgery
May 31, 2018 -- Researchers from Germany have developed artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that can generate a 3D liver model from MRI or CT scans. They examined these 3D models to plan liver cancer surgery and also projected them onto the patient intraoperatively using augmented reality software.  Discuss