Search Tag: CT scans

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This intelligent CT equals less time in front of the screen, more time with patients

2019 08 Mar

Centre Cardiologique du Nord in France uses a new deep learning algorithm to reconstruct cardiac images. The digital revolution has changed every aspect of our lives – from the way we communicate to the way we live and interact. We are slowly moving towards this transformation in healthcare, where big data, predictive analytics and artificial... Read more

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#ECR2019: Imaging informatics management & performance

2019 06 Mar

Professor Luis Donoso-Bach , head of the department of medical imaging, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, presented the keynote lecture “ Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Informatics: management and performance analysis.” It his poignant and informative presentation he emphasised “ the race is on” as the roles in the healthcare continuum... Read more

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AI can improve medical imaging access

2019 20 Feb

Executive Summary Radiology plays an important role in patient screening, diagnosis, treatment guidance, monitoring and follow-up. The sad thing is that two-thirds of the world's population has no access to basic radiologic services. In the case of computer tomography (CT) for example, 14% of low-income countries have at least one CT equipment... Read more

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Future of ultrasound Ed: gamification & VR

2019 13 Feb

Executive Summary Prof. Paul Sidhu , President of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology ( EFSUMB ), shares with Healthmanagement.org a preview of his presentations at the forthcoming ECR 2019 .  The use of ultrasound simulation models as tools in training and education is among the important... Read more

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Growing student interest in radiology amidst AI fears

2019 06 Feb

The importance of artificial intelligence ( AI ) is ever increasing in healthcare, especially in enhancing the accuracy of diagnostic tools and disease risk predictive models. Radiology is said to be among the medical specialities most primed to incorporate AI into clinician workflow. It's no wonder that conversations about AI replacing radiologists... Read more

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Location influences imaging follow-up

2019 23 Jan

One of the major problems which is commonly attributed to affect patient outcomes is the failure to follow-up diagnostic imaging in time. It is critical to follow-up diagnostic imaging findings in order to have access to and receive high quality and vital care. Patient location at the time of undergoing imaging is directly related with how likely a... Read more

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CT radiation doses vary more than 50% due to scanner settings

2019 08 Jan

CT radiation exposure is associated with increased risk of cancer development in patients, as ionising radiation is a known carcinogen agent. Radiologists know it is crucial to limit medical imaging exposure and are increasingly adamant on finding ways to avoid unnecessary testing and reduce CT doses.  In a new study published in the BMJ , researchers... Read more

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AI-powered system diagnoses and classifies intracranial haemorrhage

2019 08 Jan

In a new study, a team of researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Radiology  created an artificial intelligence (AI) powered system that successfully detects acute intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) and also categorises five ICH subtypes from unenhanced head computed-tomography scans (CT).  In the report published online... Read more

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Hacking the AI to protect imaging devices

2018 04 Dec

Radiology and medical imaging is continuously experiencing rapid enhancements including quality of patient care as a result of uncovering new aspects of the vast potential of artificial intelligence implementation in clinical practice. As more hospital medical imaging equipment connects to the internet, cyberattacks and malicious software vulnerabilities... Read more

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#ESC2018: CT scans reduce heart attack rates

2018 29 Aug

New findings from the Scottish Computed Tomography of the Heart (SCOT-HEART) trial suggest that heart scans for patients with chest pains could save thousands of lives in the UK. The life-saving scans helped to spot those with heart disease so they could be given treatments to prevent heart attacks, according to the findings presented at the European... Read more