Search Tag: x-rays

ICU Management

A solid future for point-of-care ultrasound in intensive care

2019 19 Jul

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become an established tool for the rapid assessment and diagnosis of patients across a variety of medical disciplines, not least in the high-octane environment of intensive care medicine. Dr. Timm Steuber, senior consultant and head of the ICU at Evangelisches Krankenhaus Unna, Germany, discusses his day-to-day... Read more

IMAGING Management

Outside the box: imaging quantum leap 'sees' deeper into live organs

2019 21 May

Using a unique approach, scientists have created a new biomedical imaging contrast agent to help in "seeing" deeper into live tissue, opening the way for exponential advancements in optical imaging technology. The research is the result of an international collaboration between Fudan University in China and the University of Technology Sydney... Read more

Executive Health Management

2019 21 May

It is not uncommon that healthcare management teams are heavily pressed for time. Why should they put AI solutions for their radiology department on their priority list? In this blog post, we propose 4 reasons why board members of hospitals and private clinics should put AI in radiology on their agenda and develop a strategy for incorporating AI solutions.... Read more

IMAGING Management

AI can triage chest X-rays in record time

2019 23 Jan

Chest X-rays are the routine 'go-to' test used as the first step in medical protocols to help diagnose multiple issues affecting the lungs, heart, bones and soft tissues. Chest X-rays comprise close to 50 percent of all diagnostic medical imaging performed globally. Consequently, the enormity of volume of these exams creates significant backlogs at... Read more

IMAGING Management

X-rays: Best Screening Tool in Diagnosing Knee Pain

2016 13 Sep

Knee pain is quite common among Americans 40 years of age and up. It is estimated that 1 in 17 patients visit a healthcare provider each year for knee pain or injuries related to osteoarthritis. As the population continues to age, the prevalence of knee pain also continues to increase. MRI is often used as a tool to diagnose torn knee ligaments and... Read more

IMAGING Management

RSNA15: Gaming Tech Creates Better X-Rays

2015 01 Dec

Researchers have developed software for the Microsoft Kinect gaming console that measures body-part thickness and checks for motion, positioning and beam adjustment immediately before x-ray imaging. The goal is to have the best quality x-rays at the lowest dose possible without repeating images, the researchers explained. Their feasibility study was... Read more

Cardiology Management

Virtual Reality Meets Angiography

2015 12 Oct

Researchers have developed a new technique for creating virtual models in the angiography room, which can make treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms safer. The technique is the result of collaboration between the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the university's departments of radiology, radiation oncology, and nuclear... Read more

IMAGING Management

2015 22 Sep

Dr. David Wilson is a consultant musculoskeletal radiologist, and President of the British Institute of Radiology 2014-2016.  1. What are your key areas of interest and research? Occult fractures and outcome in acute ankle injuries. When someone sprains their ankle, if a fracture is suspected they are x-rayed and treated. If there is no fracture,... Read more

IMAGING Management

Reduced CT Usage for Common Childhood Diagnoses

2015 27 Aug

Researchers in the U.S. have found a significant decline in the use of computed tomography (CT) scans at children's hospitals for 10 common childhood diagnoses including seizure, severe head trauma and upper respiratory tract infection. They say that alternative imaging modalities such as MRI and ultrasound are being used more frequently for eight of... Read more

IMAGING Management

Collective Intelligence Improves Mammography Screening

2015 16 Aug

A new study by an international team of scientists shows that swarm intelligence can be used to improve the efficiency of mammography screening for breast cancer. The study, published in PLOS ONE , was led by Dr. Max Wolf, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin, Germany. Wide-ranging mammography screening programmes... Read more