Software helps avoid unnecessary repeat imaging studies
April 24, 2018 -- Clinicians occasionally order unnecessary imaging studies simply because they're unaware their patients had recently received the exam. Spanish researchers have found, however, this problem can be reduced by software that alerts referring physicians.  Discuss
Long-term deals and AI drive Q1 sales growth at Philips
April 23, 2018 -- More long-term managed service deals, along with increased activity in the artificial intelligence (AI) sector and a strong performance in ultrasound, have contributed to revenue growth at Philips during the first three months of 2018.  Discuss
U.K. issues new advice on reporting standards
April 23, 2018 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has updated its standards for any healthcare professional providing a report on an imaging investigation. The document defines best practice and emphasizes the importance of actionable reporting, according to RCR President Dr. Nicola Strickland.  Discuss
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
ACR partners with MICCAI to make AI a clinical reality
March 30, 2018 -- Two influential radiology groups have signed a partnership to foster development of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to better meet the clinical needs of radiologists. The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Society announced the deal at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, CA.  Discuss
AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US?
March 29, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - A deep-learning algorithm that analyzes B-mode morphological ultrasound data and patient demographic information can classify the severity of liver fibrosis in cases of chronic liver disease, according to research presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) conference.  Discuss
Will artificial intelligence sell more CT systems?
March 14, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) will play a big part in the future of medical imaging, but what impact will it have on the commercial market for hardware? Will AI drive greater demand for CT systems? We look at the trends shaping the the CT market and discuss if, and how, AI will play a role.  Discuss
Top 5 trends from ECR 2018 in Vienna
March 8, 2018 -- The huge red dragon that dominated the registration area of ECR 2018 looked amazing in everybody's photos, but what were the lasting impressions and meaningful issues to take away from this year's congress in a decidedly chilly Vienna? Our editorial team has put together a list of the five key themes.  Discuss
Cybersecurity threats pose challenge to radiology's future
March 3, 2018 -- Keep aware of the need to protect imaging equipment from cyberrisks that pose a threat to the safety of patients and institutions, urged Dr. Jacob Sosna, president of the Israeli Radiology Association, in a session today on cybersecurity. He warned that a cyberattack could alter a patient's radiation dose during a CT scan, and an attack on the hospital's air-conditioning may shut down and damage CT and MRI machines.  Discuss
AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans
March 2, 2018 -- VIENNA - Artificial intelligence (AI) offers value in characterizing nodules on CT lung cancer screening exams, possibly reducing the number of benign cases that are unnecessarily worked or followed up, according to a pair of Thursday presentations at ECR 2018.  Discuss