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RSNA Launches Free Diagnostic COVID-19 Community Resource

2020 17 Feb

CT scans have become the first line of defence in diagnosing a suspected infection. Many cases of COVID-19 infection have included respiratory illness clinically resembling viral pneumonia and manifesting as fever, cough, and shortness of breath.     You might also like : Radiologists on Coronavirus Frontline   The Radiological... Read more

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Burned Out Radiologists Feel 'Unheard'

2020 11 Feb

Work overload, a lack of autonomy and disputes with administrators are among the many factors contributing to "high burnout" in academic radiologists in the United States.     You might also like: Radiologist Burnout   Researchers conducted a study on this important health issue that impacts on the delivery of care.   An online... Read more

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Hip Arthritis: AI Versus Radiologists

2020 10 Feb

  A new study published in the journal Radiology describes the feasibility of using a deep learning model to accurately assess radiographic features of hip osteoarthritis.   The AI model's performance even rivalled the accuracy of trained radiologists , according to researchers.      You might also like: White Paper... Read more

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Italy Outlines 7-Point Plan on AI-Imaging Ethics

2020 04 Feb

Italian researchers have addressed the question of ethics in deployment of AI in radiology processes as the technology brings up questions about the responsibility of radiologists.   You might also like: Top Radiology Societies Issue Statement on AI Ethics   In an editorial published in La Radiologia Medica a team led by Prof. Emanuele... Read more

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AI and Radiology: Not Ready For Prime Time

2020 03 Feb

A number of research studies have reported that artificial intelligence (AI)-based techniques are able to diagnose breast cancer, lung cancer, and brain cancer faster and with greater accuracy than human clinicians.     Most recently, as described in a Nature report, a new AI algorithm outperformed radiologists in detecting breast cancer... Read more

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Improving Patient Experience in Radiology Waiting Rooms

2020 28 Jan

In providing imaging and other medical services, the "human factor" is key in creating a positive patient experience. Based on this principle, a Chicago-based hospital has made strides in improving patient satisfaction in the area of radiological services.      You might also like: 5 Practices to Improve Doctor-Patient Relationships  ... Read more

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Do Lead Aprons Still Serve A Purpose?

2020 27 Jan

  In the x-ray room, lead apron has been a common fixture used to shield patients from radiation.   While this ritual of covering reproductive organs and foetuses during x-rays has been done since the 1950s, in recent years questions have been raised as to the value or efficacy of this practice.     You might also like: Radiation Lowers... Read more

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MRI and Radiomics Predict 10-Year Breast Cancer Recurrence

2020 22 Jan

Breast cancer is complex for clinicians to diagnose owing to how greatly cells within one tumour can vary. This complexity and challenge is highlighted by the fact that a biopsy only targets a sample of cells.   You might also like: Radiomics Model Betters Radiologistsin Lesions Categorisation A new study from Penn Medicine addresses... Read more

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White Paper Reveals What Radiologists Really Feel About AI

2020 21 Jan

Radiologic technologists are, on the whole, positive about the future role AI in imaging according to a recent white paper published by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Foundation.   Named The Artificial Intelligence Era: The Role of Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists , the 21-page white paper gathered data and... Read more

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Radiomics Helps in Heart Attack or Myocarditis Verification

2020 16 Jan

New findings show that radiomics and machine learning (ML) can be combined to help ascertain if late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiac MR images indicated myocardial infarction (MI) or myocarditis.   You might also like: Machine Learning Improves Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis   A study published in Radiology: Cardiothoracic... Read more