DRG prepares to unveil book at 100th congress in Leipzig
May 24, 2019 -- The German Radiological Society (DRG) is to launch a new book about medical imaging's current and future role during the upcoming 100th German Radiology Congress (Deutscher Röntgenkongress, RöKo 2019), which begins in Leipzig on 29 May.
French survey reveals what radiologists expect from AI
May 21, 2019 -- A new survey from France has shown that most radiologists believe artificial intelligence (AI) will reduce medical errors and allow them to spend more time with patients, but many of them still do not use AI. They fear they lack sufficient knowledge, and this may hamper future practice.  Discuss
Postmortem pediatric imaging proves value
May 20, 2019 -- What are the key indications, advantages, and limitations of postmortem pediatric imaging? Which modality works best? And what is the role of 3D printing? Dr. Owen Arthurs from London's Great Ormond Street Hospital provides some answers.  Discuss
AI image interpretation platforms come of age
May 15, 2019 -- Image interpretation systems involving artificial intelligence (AI) have improved dramatically, and huge potential now exists for boosting patient management decisions with image preanalysis by AI algorithms, writes Dr. Neelam Dugar. Adopting common standards is vital, however.  Discuss
AI predicts myocardial infarction, death in patients at risk of CAD
May 13, 2019 -- By analyzing clinical and hybrid imaging data, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can predict which patients will go on to experience myocardial infarction or death during long-term follow-up, according to research from Finland presented at this week's International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT in Lisbon.  Discuss
How to train the medical physicists of the future
May 10, 2019 -- At the recent European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology meeting in Milan, a debate examined the skills that medical physicists will require in 10 years' time and asked how training for medical physicists specializing in radiation oncology should develop over the next decade. Five expert speakers presented their thoughts -- and then let the audience decide.  Discuss
Extended exposure to radiation boosts hypertension risk
May 8, 2019 -- Long-term exposure to low doses of radiation appears to increase the risk of hypertension, according to a large Russian study published on 3 May in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.  Discuss
AI-based FFR-CT software offers robust performance
May 8, 2019 -- Different CT tube voltage levels didn't hinder the performance of a prototype artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for estimating fractional flow reserve on coronary CT angiography (FFR-CT), according to a study by a multinational research group published on 30 April in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
U.K. team uses CT method to assess pulmonary ventilation
April 30, 2019 -- Using a CT-based computational model to determine the ventilation heterogeneity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with increased detail can improve the stratification of these patients according to their disease severity and evaluate their suitability for regional treatment, researchers from Oxford, U.K., have found.  Discuss
Belgian team warns about health effects of vaping
April 24, 2019 -- Two senior radiologists from Belgium have issued a fresh warning about the potentially harmful effects of electronic cigarettes on health, and they have called for more research into this emerging field. Their findings are to be presented soon at the European Society of Thoracic Imaging congress in Paris.  Discuss