AI algorithm predicts billing codes from MRI log data
July 31, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately predict billing codes from log data of MRI studies, potentially helping to avoid coding errors and reducing radiographers' workload, German researchers reported at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting in Paris.  Discuss
PACS can play key role in tackling backlog of scans
July 30, 2018 -- Want to increase your reporting efficiency? Check your PACS/RIS. That's the message of researchers from a top London facility who found that, depending on the PACS/RIS, between 33% and 51% of reporting time can be spent on tasks not related directly to image interpretation.  Discuss
Can AI enhance the utility of breast conebeam CT?
July 30, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for breast conebeam CT (CBCT) studies can accurately differentiate between benign and malignant breast lesions, potentially improving the real-world performance of radiologists reading CBCT images, according to a Web-exclusive paper in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
U.K. issues guidelines on building digital archives
July 18, 2018 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has released detailed guidance on the technical requirements for radiologists and industry to facilitate and improve connectivity and also simplify submission of anonymized, annotated cases between a PACS and a digital archive.  Discuss
AI algorithms begin to loom large in radiology
June 27, 2018 -- Computer scientists are busy at work creating a myriad of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms. Due to stringent regulations, very few algorithms have appeared yet to support clinical practice, but this looks set to change soon. Dr. Neelam Dugar investigates in a new column.  Discuss
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 a decade away, according to Dr. Konstantin Nikolaou from Tübingen, Germany.  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
Chang: Why I admire French approach to AI
June 11, 2018 -- France's strong emphasis on the ethical and humanistic aspects of artificial intelligence (AI) and its practical impact on patient care have attracted praise and support from leading U.S. radiologist Dr. Paul Chang from the University of Chicago.  Discuss
French unveil new initiative in artificial intelligence
June 4, 2018 -- France's national professional council, G4, has launched a novel collaboration with other partners to develop a complete artificial intelligence tool for medical imaging. The project's committee has urged industry to participate in the "AI imaging ecosystem" scheme.  Discuss
AI can detect, assess white-matter lesions on CT scans
June 1, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.K. have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of accurately detecting and rating the severity of brain lesions on CT scans of patients presenting with stroke or dementia, according to an article published on 15 May in Radiology.  Discuss