JFR 2018: Spotlight falls on radiomics
October 15, 2018 -- Being both data-driven and a vital element of discovery research, radiomics is poised to be a pivotal process for the development of new diagnostic imaging strategies and therapies, delegates learned at the French national radiology congress (Journées Francophones de Radiologie Diagnostique & Interventionnelle, JFR 2018).  Discuss
JFR 2018: Teams prepare for battle in AI challenge
October 12, 2018 -- Rivals in the ongoing big data/artificial intelligence (AI) challenge that will take place during the course of Journées Francophones de Radiologie Diagnostique & Interventionnelle (JFR 2018) are eager for the next round of images, scheduled for opening day on 12 October in Paris.  Discuss
Fake views: Generating image data for machine learning
October 10, 2018 -- Like a human locked in a white soundless room struggling to make sense of the outside world, artificial intelligence is impossible to achieve without some sort of input, Dr. Hugh Harvey writes. A functional algorithm must use data, he notes.  Discuss
Why radiology must take care when it comes to AI
September 26, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) is mindless, and this is a fundamental flaw, writes the Maverinck. There is no objectivity or neutrality in AI, and it's not a real science; it's closer to online gambling and tinkering than creating a fundamentally reliable support system for highly specific tasks, he argues.  Discuss
How can PACS functionality be improved?
September 25, 2018 -- PACS has come a long way since it was first adopted in the early 1980s. But PACS software developers still need to address important technological limitations that can have a negative impact on user experience, according to research published on 17 September in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
AI algorithm produces synthetic brain MR images
September 18, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can produce synthetic brain MR images, solving a number of challenges in training AI algorithms, according to research presented on 16 September at the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention in Granada, Spain.  Discuss
Can an AI algorithm triage routine abdominal CT exams?
September 13, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can be highly sensitive and specific for identifying acute findings on abdominal CT scans enabling radiologists to prioritize reading of those urgent exams, Swiss researchers reported in an article published online on 7 September in Investigative Radiology.  Discuss
Strickland: Outsourcing spending is unsustainable
September 5, 2018 -- U.K. outsourcing costs have doubled in just three years, and a shortage of at least 1,600 radiologists is anticipated by 2022, according to a report released on 5 September by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). Urgent action is vital, said RCR President Dr. Nicola Strickland.  Discuss
20 new golden rules of radiology
September 5, 2018 -- Always report in date order, introduce yourself, dress smartly, and don't criticize colleagues. These are four of the new rules of radiology developed by Dr. Paul McCoubrie. We present the third in his series of articles about the specialty's uber-truths.  Discuss
RSNA launches AI challenge to detect pneumonia on x-rays
September 4, 2018 -- The RSNA has launched its second annual machine-learning challenge: The RSNA Pneumonia Detection Challenge invites teams to develop artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to identify and localize pneumonia in chest x-rays, with top submissions to be recognized at the RSNA 2018 meeting.  Discuss