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
AI identifies unexpected findings in radiology reports
June 22, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can identify radiology reports that contain unexpected findings with a high level of accuracy, potentially enabling clinicians to be informed sooner about important results, Spanish researchers have reported.  Discuss
ESR seeks changes to Europe's AI white paper
June 22, 2020 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has welcomed the European Commission's recent white paper on artificial intelligence (AI), but it is calling on European institutions to consider a number of suggestions aimed at facilitating the safe development and adoption of AI technology in healthcare.  Discuss
Pandemic leads to surge of interest in informatics
June 16, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a sudden increase in data sharing, multicenter image data collection, online data annotation, deep learning, and the building of large repositories, according to informatics expert Peter van Ooijen, PhD, who calls for more consideration of these topics in radiology training.  Discuss
COVID-19: Early signs of recovery, but uncertainty ahead
June 11, 2020 -- The global pandemic has created an unprecedented shock to the medical imaging and healthcare sectors. What is the future likely to hold? What are the key economic trends, bright spots, and areas of greatest risk? Market columnist Steve Holloway investigates.  Discuss
Dutch use deep learning to improve cardiac CT workflow
June 10, 2020 -- Investigators from the Netherlands have reported that a deep-learning algorithm can lead to workflow gains by automatically eliminating cardiac CT exams negative for coronary artery calcium. They published their findings on 3 June in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
AI shows promise in 3D cardiac MRI evaluation
June 3, 2020 -- A European research team has trained and tested an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm using 3D whole-heart cardiac MRI examinations from over 400 randomly selected patients referred for general clinical cardiac MRI.  Discuss
Swiss use machine learning to predict coma outcome
May 27, 2020 -- Researchers have found that a machine-learning algorithm based on resting-state functional MRI data can help determine if a patient in a coma after cardiac arrest will regain consciousness. They published their findings on 21 May in the American Journal of Neuroradiology.  Discuss
Ultrasound features prominently in MSK talks at ECR 2020
May 26, 2020 -- MRI has been the main modality for musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging research in recent years, but the applications of ultrasound are covered in many of the abstracts for the ECR 2020 meeting in July. Artificial intelligence and 3D printing are also set to play a major future role in this field, noted MSK Section Chairperson Dr. Anagha Parkar.  Discuss