Meta-analysis finds good news, bad news for radiology AI research
April 9, 2021 -- A meta-analysis of radiology artificial intelligence (AI) research found the technology had high overall accuracy in chest and breast imaging, but also widespread methodological and reporting issues that may preclude definitive assessments of clinical utility. Read More
Exposure to contrast on CTPA doesn't cause long-term kidney injury
April 9, 2021 -- Exposure to intravenous contrast via CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) exams does not appear to cause long-term kidney injury, according to a study published April 5 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More
AI algorithm can predict severity, progression of COPD
April 9, 2021 -- A deep-learning algorithm can enable accurate staging of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as predictions on five-year progression and mortality, according to research published online April 8 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
Chest CT assesses COPD mortality risk
April 6, 2021 -- Routine chest CT scans offer body composition information that could help clinicians better evaluate the mortality risk of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published April 6 in Radiology. Read More
How well can AI software spot intracranial bleeding on head CT?
April 6, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can flag suspected intracranial hemorrhage cases for radiologists. But do AI algorithms perform as well in the real world as they do in initial testing? Read More
How can access to CT lung cancer screening be improved?
April 1, 2021 -- Researchers are sounding the alarm yet again that access and adherence to CT lung cancer screening must be improved, according to two studies published March 30 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society and the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Radiomics AI algorithm differentiates sclerotic bone lesions
April 1, 2021 -- A radiomics-based machine-learning model can differentiate bone islands and osteoblastic bone metastases on abdominal CT scans at a level comparable to an experienced radiologist, according to research published online March 30 in Radiology. Read More
AI, quantitative CT helps shed light on COVID-19 progression
March 30, 2021 -- Quantitative analysis with artificial intelligence (AI) of sequential CT exams in COVID-19 patients shows promise for standardized assessment and monitoring of disease progression, according to research published online March 25 in Scientific Reports. Read More
Thoracic radiologists give top tips for CT evaluation of lung parenchyma
March 30, 2021 -- What do the specialists say when it comes to the notoriously tricky area of CT evaluation of lung parenchyma? ECR 2021 registrants received sound, practical advice from expert speakers at a special focus session. Read More
CT exam encounters could boost colorectal cancer screening
March 25, 2021 -- Patients who are getting general CT exams could also be offered the opportunity for colorectal cancer screening, thus improving colon screening rates, according to a study published in the May-June issue of Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Read More