Machine learning for fracture detection gathers pace April 11, 2018 -- U.K. researchers have provided fresh evidence about the feasibility of transfer learning from pretrained convolutional neural networks. They demonstrated the technology's accuracy to predict fractures can be increased by removing surplus imaging data and reducing the opportunity for overfitting. Discuss
How radiology served the Third Reich April 9, 2018 -- Exploring radiology during the Nazi regime is more than just about remembering its victims -- it's about keeping ethics at the forefront of practice, according to German researchers. Only by studying the past, can one safeguard the future, they insist. Discuss
Hot chili pepper can produce thunderclap headaches April 9, 2018 -- CT angiography has shown that eating a Carolina Reaper -- the world's hottest chili pepper -- may cause debilitating medical symptoms, according to a case report published online in BMJ Case Reports on 10 April.
A medical physicist's perspective on radiation dose April 6, 2018 -- Radiation dose directives, dose management software, etc., etc. -- how can a busy radiologist keep up with it all? Medical physicist Virginia Tsapaki, PhD, shared practical and timely information about these issues at ECR 2018 in Vienna. Discuss
French use augmented reality to boost dose awareness April 4, 2018 -- Prizewinning French researchers are reporting success with their own system that provides real-time visual feedback about radiation exposure and the 3D propagation of scattered radiation using augmented reality. The system can increase dose awareness and reduce overexposure risks. Discuss
Survey shows radiographers lack life-support skills March 28, 2018 -- A new survey has revealed a clear lack of knowledge among Portuguese radiographers about basic life support. The authors are convinced more education and hands-on training are crucial to make cardiopulmonary resuscitation available in radiology departments in case of cardiac arrest. Discuss
How not to get sued: A guide for radiologists March 21, 2018 -- Claims against radiologists are not uncommon and in England represented 2.26% of all claims. What are the types of claims faced by radiologists and how can they be avoided? Lawyers Alison Garrett and Joanna Lloyd discuss these issues in a new column. Discuss
Why errors in radiology are no easy matter February 15, 2018 -- Radiologists who make errors are not always negligent, sloppy, or careless, but a greater emphasis on training and competency as well as improvements in systems used for reporting and communication of images can reduce the number of discrepancies and clinical incidents, U.K. researchers have found.
Can artificial intelligence enable a 10-minute MRI scan? January 17, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms promise to improve the imaging workflow, leading to significantly faster MR image acquisition times as well as vastly improved image quality in low-dose CT images. Consultant radiologist Dr. Hugh Harvey from London investigates in a new column. Discuss