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COVID-19 Imaging and Artificial Intelligence

2020 07 Oct

A new position paper provides a collection of views on the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the COVID-19 pandemic. The paper discusses clinical tools, the design of AI-based systems and the application of these tools in the clinic. Factors in designing system solutions are also discussed. The authors focus on three specific use cases for which... Read more

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Applying AI Algorithms to COVID-19

2020 16 Jul

The adage ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ is all the more true during the COVID-19 pandemic, when scientists are racing to find new vaccines and treatments. Early diagnosis of the disease is another area that needs to be given more focus, since timely and accurate detection of patients with COVID-19 means appropriate therapy can be initiated... 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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AI algorithm to compete in junior radiologist image quiz

2019 02 Mar

An AI algorithm could help radiologists prioritize the review of critical cases   It’s a cold and frosty day in Vienna as junior radiologists sit down for the annual junior image interpretation quiz. It’s one of the main attractions at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) and this year is no exception. Six experts in the field each... Read more

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Chest x-ray interpretation: radiographers and radiologists compared

2018 09 May

Chest x-rays (CXR) are one of the most frequently requested imaging examinations and are fundamental to many patient pathways. New research examining the diagnostic accuracy of CXR interpretation by reporting radiographers (technologists) shows they are able to interpret CXRs at a level comparable to consultant radiologists. Chest radiographs are... Read more

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Lung Ultrasound Safer Than Chest X-ray For Pneumonia in Children

2016 14 Apr

Lung ultrasound is portable, less costly and safer than chest X-rays when diagnosing pneumonia in children, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, results of which were published in the medical journal Chest . Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation... Read more