Cloud computing isn't the answer to all our prayers
April 13, 2020 -- Cloud computing carries an inherent, incalculable risk, the Maverinck writes in a new column. Also, he fears future generations will suffer from a kind of digital amnesia because old data formats will no longer be readable.  Discuss
ECR 2020 will be online-only, not onsite
April 9, 2020 -- The European Congress of Radiology (ECR) will not take place onsite in Vienna this year. Instead it will be a digital-only event from 15 to 19 July, the European Society of Radiology announced on 9 April.  Discuss
Video beers, virtual lunches become vital part of work routine
April 7, 2020 -- Companies have had to adjust fast to a whole new way of working since governments imposed lockdowns across Europe. In an exclusive interview, radiologist and industry boss Prof. Dr. Wieland Sommer describes how his firm has adapted during the COVID-19 crisis and how he strives to maintain staff morale.  Discuss
Can AI help detect tuberculosis on chest x-rays?
April 1, 2020 -- International researchers have assessed the performance of artificial intelligence (AI) software developed in the Netherlands on a dataset of more than 5,000 chest x-rays. In regions where tuberculosis is endemic, the system allows for testing of many subjects at a fraction of the cost, they say.  Discuss
Hype over AI may be putting patients' lives at risk
March 27, 2020 -- Exaggerated claims and a lack of quality may mean that some artificial intelligence (AI) studies mislead the media and public, ending up with the provision of inappropriate care that harms patients' interests, according to an article published on 25 March in the BMJ.  Discuss
Europe seeks to harness power of AI in COVID-19 crisis
March 24, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) may soon have a central role to play in the global battle against COVID-19. A European campaign is underway to develop a deep learning-based model for the automated detection of abnormalities on chest CT and for quantifying lung involvement.  Discuss
AI can enhance accuracy of CT scans in emphysema
March 11, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm trained and tested on more than 10,000 CT datasets acquired at over 20 clinical sites in the U.S. and Europe can provide fully automated quantification of emphysema, according to a multinational research team.  Discuss
SymphonyAI buys out TeraRecon
March 4, 2020 -- TeraRecon, the advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) software developer founded by Japanese radiologists in 1997, has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by SymphonyAI, a group of business-to-business AI companies.  Discuss
ECR 2020 gets postponed until mid-July
March 3, 2020 -- Next week's European Congress of Radiology (ECR) has been called off and rescheduled for 15-19 July in Vienna. It was impossible to guarantee a safe environment for attendees due to the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to organizers of the meeting.  Discuss
Is teleradiology's growth sustainable beyond 2020?
March 3, 2020 -- Teleradiology services are thriving across the globe, but particularly in the U.K. and Ireland. Market analyst Arun Gill looks at the forces driving this expansion and assesses the key players and the opportunity offered to vendors by artificial intelligence.  Discuss