Deep learning enables automatic radiotherapy planning
January 10, 2019 -- A multi-institutional team has developed an automated treatment planning system for intensity-modulated radiation therapy based on 3D dose prediction and dose distribution-based optimization. The researchers demonstrated that the deep-learning-based method shows promise for generating highly individualized radiotherapy plans optimized for precision and quality.  Discuss
Austrians spell out how to succeed with machine learning
January 7, 2019 -- It's vital for radiologists to understand the basic principles of machine learning and the differences between supervised and unsupervised learning, as well as to appreciate the importance of data quality, according to award-winning research from Austria.  Discuss
Where is AI making the difference in radiology today?
January 4, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to reduce costs and improve clinical outcomes, and it can provide useful support tools that can be integrated into current workflow, PACS, medical imaging hardware, and healthcare clouds, writes industry expert Gene Saragnese.  Discuss
Radiology must stress patient contact to lure trainees
December 19, 2018 -- To win the hearts and minds of trainees and reassure them about the impact of artificial intelligence, radiologists must highlight patient interaction and how they contribute to clinical management, delegates heard at the annual leadership meeting of the European Society of Radiology, recently streamed live from Berlin.  Discuss
Machine learning can generate realistic breast phantoms
December 17, 2018 -- Dutch and Italian researchers have used machine-learning algorithms to generate "superresolution" digital breast phantoms. They are now working to develop dynamic contrast-enhanced dedicated breast CT, which may prove useful for many stages of breast cancer care.  Discuss
Hospitals fall short on cybersecurity, report shows
December 12, 2018 -- Fresh evidence has emerged of the lack of staff training in cybersecurity and the serious problems facing hospitals in the ongoing struggle against increasingly sophisticated attacks. The findings from a new survey show that a quarter of U.K. hospitals have no staff with security qualifications.  Discuss
AI can have major impact on imaging cyberattacks
December 7, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can be used to thwart cyberattacks on medical imaging equipment, but they may also be used to alter images, making attacks very difficult for radiologists to detect, according to new analysis presented at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.  Discuss
How happy is your radiology department?
December 5, 2018 -- A department of 10 radiologists, each of whom goes to work determined to do precisely 10% of the work, will inevitably fail, Dr. Giles Maskell writes. He reflects on what makes for a healthy working environment and why it pays to let a little light into the darkness.  Discuss
RSNA 2018: German medical students have no fear of AI
December 4, 2018 -- CHICAGO - While the majority of medical students in Germany are aware of the discussion of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology, most are unafraid of being replaced by AI and are optimistic that it will improve radiology as well as medicine in general, according to research presented on Thursday at the RSNA 2018 meeting.  Discuss
10 things you need to know about the Nordic countries
November 27, 2018 -- The spotlight was on the Nordic countries on Tuesday at RSNA 2018, when a special session in Chicago investigated the Scandinavian way in radiology. To coincide with this session and to help you brush up on your knowledge levels, we present 10 important facts about the Nordic region and the practice of radiology there.  Discuss