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Health Management

Radiographers on the Frontline

2020 03 Aug

During the COVID-19 pandemic, radiographers continue to provide high quality diagnostic imaging services and deliver cancer treatments, while ensuring the safety of the patients. Key Points Radiographers working in medical imaging, nuclear medicine, and radiotherapy have continued to provide essential services during the... Read more

IMAGING Management

2020 29 Jul

We are all experiencing challenging times due to the coronavirus, which is still spreading around the world. Canon Medical Systems also had to adjust to the situation so that we can continue to provide high quality support to our customers and partners, so they can provide the best care possible to those who need it the most: the patients. The company... Read more

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Value of Diagnostic Tests in World of COVID-19

2020 27 May

The sensitivity and specificity of any given diagnostic test are independent of the prevalence of the disease. However, in reality, the sensitivity and specificity varies depending on the prevalence of the disease. Variations in prevalence may occur due to the spectrum of the disease, verification bias, patient selection, and misclassification of... Read more

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Mobile X-rays Valuable for COVID-19 Patients

2020 27 May

When the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic first appeared in China, initial reports revealed that the virus primarily infected the lungs. The majority of patients who developed symptoms presented with pulmonary symptoms like chest discomfort and shortness of breath. Besides pulse oximetry, the most common imaging test in these patients was a... Read more

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High Precision AI and Tomosynthesis System for COVID-19

2020 28 Apr

Researchers in Spain have started work on a project to develop a new high-precision radiology system for improved diagnosis and management of COVID-19 patients.      You might also like: UK Imaging Platform for COVID-19 Management   The new system will combine artificial intelligence (AI) and tomosynthesis – with low dose x-ray imaging... Read more

ICU Management

In China, Ultrasound Is Helping Doctors Fight COVID-19

2020 26 Mar

Before he begins a 12-hour shift working with patients suffering from COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, Professor Xiaoting Wang puts on three layers of gloves and gowns, a mask and an air-purifying respirator that looks like something out of a movie. The equipment makes it hard for him to bend down, hard for him to walk around.... Read more

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AI and CT Distinguish COVID-19 from Pneumonia

2020 24 Mar

In a paper published in the journal Radiology, Chinese researchers propose that a 3D-deep learning model can be used for detecting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from chest CT images.      You might also like : COVID-19 Will Revolutionise Imaging Practices   The model, known as COVID-19 detection neural network (COVNet), is able... Read more

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UK Society Issues COVID-19 Imaging Statement

2020 10 Mar

Radiology departments should be prepared for an increase in the number of cases of COVID-19, the British Society of Thoracic Imaging has said in a statement.   The organisation was commenting as the number of cases and deaths from COVID-19 increased in the UK and strict shut-down measures were implemented in Europe’s hardest-hit... Read more

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ICH Diagnosis: Could AI Step In Where Radiologists Fail?

2020 26 Feb

  The heavy workload radiologists deal with means that the potential for errors may increase. Misdiagnosis of intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) can lead to an adverse impact on patient outcomes.   You might also like: AI and Radiology: Not Ready For Prime Time   Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have released a... Read more

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Chest CT Scans Probe COVID-19 Symptoms

2020 25 Feb

Chest CT plays an important role in the diagnosis of patients with suspected coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) infection. In a new study, researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York , and their counterparts in China, reviewed chest CTs of 121 COVID-19 patients for common CT findings in relationship to the time between symptom... Read more