The ethical development and use of radiology AI: Part 1
April 8, 2019 -- The ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology is a complex but necessary endeavor. Dr. Adrian Brady explored the key ethical issues during a presentation on 5 April at the European Society of Radiology's artificial intelligence course in Barcelona, Spain, which we're covering in a two-part series.  Discuss
AI malware highlights imaging's security weaknesses
April 8, 2019 -- An Israeli team has developed malware based on an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to draw attention to serious security weaknesses in medical imaging equipment and the networks that transmit those images, reported an article posted on 3 April by the Washington Post.  Discuss
AI can evaluate treatment response for brain tumors
April 5, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can provide automated quantitative analysis of gliomas on MRI examinations, yielding more accurate assessments of how well these brain tumors are responding to treatment than current manual methods, German researchers reported in an article published online on 2 April in Lancet Oncology.  Discuss
Europe seeks progress on adoption of enterprise IT
March 25, 2019 -- As the shift to interdisciplinary care, centralized procurement, and artificial intelligence intensifies, radiology may fall behind if it fails to address significant IT challenges, particularly the approach to software adoption, writes market columnist Stephen Holloway.  Discuss
Why patient communication lies at heart of AI success
March 20, 2019 -- To be an important player in the age of artificial intelligence (AI), radiologists must communicate and interact much more with patients, writes Dr. Andreas Gutzeit. Instead of remaining in the background, we must be empathetic doctors committed to our patients, he says.  Discuss
Quantitative imaging to drive uptake of AI in MRI
March 11, 2019 -- As the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging gains pace, specific use cases are emerging where AI-enabled image analysis tools are delivering clear clinical and/or commercial benefits, writes market analyst Simon Harris.  Discuss
New ESR president lays out clear vision for ECR 2020
March 8, 2019 -- ECR will move from its late February slot to mid-March next year. What does the man in charge of ECR 2020 have up his sleeve? What novel features can you expect? What's his own background? Incoming European Society of Radiology (ESR) President Prof. Boris Brkljačić from Zagreb, Croatia, provides some answers in this Q&A interview.  Discuss
Philips to buy Carestream's healthcare IT business
March 7, 2019 -- Royal Philips, the parent of Philips Healthcare, has signed a deal to acquire Carestream Health's IT business in a major consolidation within the radiology IT market. The deal bolsters Philips' already-strong activities in healthcare IT, giving the company access to additional distribution and software development capabilities.  Discuss
Imaging analytics platform optimizes MRI operations
March 2, 2019 -- VIENNA - The combination of an imaging analytics platform and lean management concepts can deliver substantial improvements in MRI department operational efficiency without affecting the quality of care, researchers reported at ECR 2019.  Discuss
Beware the perils of revealing data on social media
March 1, 2019 -- Sharing patient data on Facebook and WhatsApp involves a breach of European data protection regulations and can have serious consequences, according to Dr. Erik Ranschaert, PhD, president of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics. At today's Special Focus session at ECR 2019, his goal was to raise awareness of the issue, and he shared some secure alternatives.  Discuss