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AI’s Impact Will Be Monumental—Will Radiologists Go Along for the Ride or Be Left in the Dust?

In the last 10 years, the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) has released numerous studies that show computer-aided detection (CAD) for screening mammography can lead to decreased radiologist reading accuracy. According to a recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology, however, CAD use at digital screening mammography facilities remained stable from 2008 to 2016.

Consultation services are becoming more and more important in radiology, but organizing an efficient system where someone is always available to answer questions is no easy task. Researchers developed a smartphone-based application that aims to make radiology consultation much simpler, detailing their experience in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

According to a new survey, a majority of U.S. women remain unaware of overdiagnosis and overtreatment, two of the biggest risks associated with breast cancer screenings.

Using cloth containing copper fibers during an MRI can result in a fire, as explained in a recent case report published by Radiology. The authors wrote their analysis about a specific incident that took place in August 2016 on a PET/MR imaging system that had just been installed the following year. The patient, a 61-year-old woman, was not harmed.

 

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Artificial Intelligence in Radiology: The Game-Changer on Everyone’s Mind

AI’s Impact Will Be Monumental—Will Radiologists Go Along for the Ride or Be Left in the Dust?

CAD use for digital screening mammography remains stable

In the last 10 years, the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) has released numerous studies that show computer-aided detection (CAD) for screening mammography can lead to decreased radiologist reading accuracy. According to a recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology, however, CAD use at digital screening mammography facilities remained stable from 2008 to 2016.

UC Berkeley to use $13.4M NIH grant to improve neuroimaging

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have lofty goals. They want to use a $13.43 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve functional MRI techniques to improve resolution in imaging by a factor of 20.

Researchers develop new smartphone app to make radiology consultations more efficient

Consultation services are becoming more and more important in radiology, but organizing an efficient system where someone is always available to answer questions is no easy task. Researchers developed a smartphone-based application that aims to make radiology consultation much simpler, detailing their experience in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Abbott receives MR-conditional labeling approval for Ellipse ICD

Abbott Laboratories received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s approval for magnetic resonance (MR)-conditional labeling for its Ellipse implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD).

20% of US women aware of primary breast cancer screening risks

According to a new survey, a majority of U.S. women remain unaware of overdiagnosis and overtreatment, two of the biggest risks associated with breast cancer screenings.

Fujifilm announces launch of Synapse VNA 6.4

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. announced Wednesday it has launched the latest version of its Synapse VNA system, Synapse VNA 6.4.

MRI safety reminder: Cloth can be a fire hazard

Using cloth containing copper fibers during an MRI can result in a fire, as explained in a recent case report published by Radiology. The authors wrote their analysis about a specific incident that took place in August 2016 on a PET/MR imaging system that had just been installed the following year. The patient, a 61-year-old woman, was not harmed.

The imaging of ancient history: Researchers look back on decades of CT-based research on Egyptian mummies

CT examinations of Egyptian mummies have been used to study ancient history for more than four decades, allowing specialists to feel as if they’ve traveled back in time. A team of researchers from Germany and Switzerland compiled published findings from 47 such analyses from over the years, exploring the data and publishing their results in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.

The Radiology-IT Relationship: Where It Stands, Where It’s Headed

Radiology has been intertwined with information technology in a generally enthusiastic, if occasionally uneasy, embrace for the better part of four decades. What does this mean for radiologists right now and going forward? To hash out that question, we assembled a panel of four practicing radiologists with leadership-level expertise in IT and informatics:

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