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 10 years away, according to Dr. Konstantin Nikolaou from Tübingen, Germany.  Discuss
4D CT enables quantitative analysis of wrist motion
June 22, 2018 -- Researchers from the Netherlands have developed a method to quantify wrist motion using 4D CT, according to a presentation on 21 June at the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 2018 international congress in Berlin.  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
CT reveals mysteries of ancient Egyptian jars
June 20, 2018 -- New research published on 20 June demonstrated that while x-ray remains the most practical method for imaging the canopic jars left behind by ancient Egyptians, the real imaging king is CT. CT allowed the researchers to identify the jars' contents better than MRI or x-ray.  Discuss
Machine learning can help classify radiology reports
June 19, 2018 -- Software based on natural language processing and machine-learning techniques can effectively classify free-text radiology reports, showing potential for improving clinical care and supporting radiology research, according to an Italian study.  Discuss
New 3D CT technique tops x-ray for diagnosing arthritis
June 19, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.K. have developed an algorithm capable of detecting subtle changes in the spacing between arthritic joints on 3D-reconstructed CT scans better than even standard x-ray imaging can, according to an article published online on June 18 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Radiographers: 'Yes, we can read chest x-rays'
June 15, 2018 -- The U.K. Society of Radiographers has refuted the suggestion that radiographers must not read chest x-rays and cannot conduct clinical image reporting to a standard equivalent to a senior radiologist. It's a "rather sad spectacle," according to its CEO Richard Evans.  Discuss
Why patient communication's central to better cancer care
June 8, 2018 -- BRUSSELS - Effective communication among radiologists, referring physicians, and patients is essential to advance care, Lieve Wierinck, a Belgian Member of the European Parliament and cancer survivor, told attendees at a special seminar held on 6 June.  Discuss
How best to deal with renal trauma
June 5, 2018 -- Researchers from Dublin have described precisely how to optimize CT protocols for detecting injuries to the renal parenchyma, vasculature, and collecting system, and they have also elaborated on CT findings and management options for each grade of injury.  Discuss
Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stones?
June 4, 2018 -- Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stone disease, also known as urolithiasis: digital tomosynthesis, ultrasound, or the current reference standard of multidetector CT? It depends, according to a study published in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss