Search Tag: X-ray

IMAGING Management

Dark-field X-ray Detects Emphysema Earlier with Less Radiation

2021 10 Nov

German researchers recently published a study in Lancet Digital Health showing that clinicians can use dark-field x-ray to diagnose emphysema in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients.   Routine chest X-ray imaging as a lung disease diagnostic tool lacks the sensitivity needed to detect emphysema. Until now, detailed diagnostic... Read more

IMAGING Management

8 November is International Day of Radiology

2021 02 Nov

Since 2012, radiologists and related professionals have celebrated the International Day of Radiology (IDoR 2021) on 8 November. The day coincides with the discovery of x-rays by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. The three founding societies chose the date: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the European Society of Radiology (ESR), and the American... Read more

Executive Health Management

Affidea is Opening Two New Outpatient State-of-the-Art Clinics in Lithuania

2021 08 Oct

Affidea  is delighted to announce the launch of two brand new outpatient clinics in Lithuania, in Panevėžys and Šiauliai, both of them designed with a patient centric approach, offering an outstanding and comfortable experience to all our customers. The two new centers will provide patients with high quality medical services in contract... Read more

Decision Support

On the way to the Moon

2021 31 Aug

From the first digital X-ray images to the digital assistant If you took all of the digital data generated in the healthcare industry up to 2020 and loaded it onto tablets, would the stack of tablets be shorter or taller than the Empire State Building? The tablets would certainly have to store an almost unimaginable quantity of data. While... Read more

IMAGING Management

AI uses ECG and X-ray Results to diagnose Arrhythmic Disorders

2021 10 May

Researchers from the Kobe University Hospital, Japan, have developed an AI that uses multiple types of test data to predict the location of surplus pathways in the heart. These “accessory pathways” cause the heart to beat irregularly.   In this study on “Accessory pathway analysis using a multimodal deep learning model” published in Scientific Reports,... Read more

Health Management

Point of Care AI for Digital Radiography

2021 19 Mar

How Agfa’s SmartXR puts artificial intelligence in the technician’s hand to boost efficiency, consistency, safety and care in radiography . Key Points SmartPositioning augments a live camera stream by projecting the image area and the AEC x-ray feedback sensor positions onto the patient’s body. SmartRotate uses deep learning to auto-rotate... Read more

IMAGING Management

Agfa Launches Its SmartXR Assistant

2020 29 Nov

Offering X-ray Intelligence At Work, Shaped From The Real Experiences Of Radiographers At RSNA 2020, Agfa Radiology Solutions continues to deliver on its promise and vision to transform radiology, with intelligent and definitive answers for healthcare imaging needs   · With its unique combination of hardware and AI-powered software,... 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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A targeted approach to pain management

2020 21 Mar

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has a significant role to play in pain management for patients around the world. Dr Victor Mayoral Rojals, Consultant Anaesthetist and head of the pain unit at the Bellvitge University Hospital, in Barcelona, Spain, discusses the development of a training programme dedicated to POCUS in pain management for anaesthetists... Read more