COVID-19 patients face higher risk of barotrauma
July 7, 2020 -- Patients with COVID-19 who require invasive mechanical ventilation are more likely to experience barotrauma such as pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum than those without the disease, according to research published online July 2 in Radiology. And younger patients with COVID-19 were particularly at risk for these serious events.  Discuss
Imaging shows new, post-SARS-CoV-2 illness in children
June 26, 2020 -- Imaging findings are illuminating the nature of a newly identified, post-SARS-CoV-2 condition that affects the airways in children called multisystem inflammatory syndrome, according to a study published June 25 in Radiology.  Discuss
IMV: COVID-19 changes service needs for imaging equipment
June 22, 2020 -- Hospitals will need more service support for mobile x-ray systems in the near term due to the strain put on these units during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a new report by IMV Medical Information Division. At the same time, service needs may be lower for MRI, mammography, and nuclear medicine equipment.  Discuss
Siemens launches Ysio X.pree x-ray system
June 22, 2020 -- Siemens Healthineers is launching a new premium digital radiography (DR) system called Ysio X.pree. The system includes a number of new technologies designed to help automate x-ray image acquisition and interpretation.  Discuss
Track radiation dose for fluoroscopic procedures
June 17, 2020 -- Fluoroscopically guided interventional radiology procedures offer an effective way to diagnose and treat serious medical conditions, but they also confer high doses of radiation, according to a study published online June 6 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
COVID-19: Early signs of recovery, but uncertainty ahead
June 15, 2020 -- The global pandemic has created an unprecedented shock to the medical imaging and healthcare sectors. What is the future likely to hold? What are the key economic trends, bright spots, and areas of greatest risk? Market columnist Steve Holloway investigates.  Discuss
Gender imbalance in AI training datasets lowers results
June 9, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms trained with more cases from one gender can yield biased computer-aided diagnosis applications that perform worse on imaging exams involving the other gender, according to research published online May 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Discuss
What's the best way to image COVID-19?
June 3, 2020 -- Researchers from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City have released an overview of imaging modalities used to diagnose and manage COVID-19 pneumonia, trends to watch in artificial intelligence, and a description of nonchest complications from the disease. The review was published June 1 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
AI can differentiate normal, abnormal chest x-rays
May 19, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can differentiate normal and abnormal chest radiographs with an accuracy on par with experienced radiologists, enabling triage of these studies for priority review, according to research published online May 14 in npj Digital Medicine.  Discuss
Chest x-rays in the ER predict COVID-19 severity
May 15, 2020 -- Chest x-rays acquired when patients present in the emergency room (ER) with COVID-19 symptoms can predict the severity of the disease, particularly in young and middle-aged adults, according to a study published May 14 in Radiology.  Discuss