Turmoil roils x-ray developer Nanox
September 23, 2020 -- The stock of x-ray developer Nanox has gone on a rollercoaster ride over the past week after a report critical of the company was issued by a short-selling firm. Nanox has charged that the report is full of "errors" and "misleading speculations."  Discuss
COVID-19 has major impact on radiology operations
September 22, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on the operations of radiology facilities, with 83% of respondents reporting that the outbreak had a "significant impact" on them, according to the results of a new global survey.  Discuss
French survey logs COVID-19's impact on radiologists
September 17, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic is exacting a heavy psychological toll on radiologists, with insomnia being one of the most commonly reported problems, according to a French survey of over 1,500 imaging physicians.  Discuss
Does experience matter in chest x-rays for COVID-19?
September 14, 2020 -- A group of Italian researchers found the performance of radiologists for detecting COVID-19 pneumonia on chest x-rays grew over time as they gained experience -- a finding that even applied to those with less experience reading x-rays. They shared their results online September 10 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Can AI diagnose heart failure on chest x-rays?
September 8, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can provide a promising level of accuracy for diagnosing heart failure on chest radiographs, according to a presentation from Japanese researchers at the recent European Society of Cardiology virtual congress.  Discuss
SARS-CoV-2 has characteristic appearance on x-ray
September 3, 2020 -- The SARS-CoV-2 virus has a particular appearance on chest x-ray that carries a high specificity and positive predictive value for COVID-19 infection -- a finding that could help clinicians more quickly diagnose the illness, according to a study published September 3 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Medical imaging shrinks during the COVID-19 tidal wave
September 2, 2020 -- The overall economic impact of COVID-19 has been wide-ranging, affecting all industries. In medical imaging, the pandemic's impact has fluctuated between modalities, according to an analysis by market research firm Omdia.  Discuss
Virtual imaging trials could optimize COVID-19 imaging
September 2, 2020 -- Researchers have created computerized models of lung abnormalities on CT scans of patients with COVID-19, according to an August 28 study in the American Journal of Roentgenology. The virtual imaging models can be used like computerized phantoms for research into the use of imaging to detect and monitor the disease.  Discuss
Genetic testing cut adverse events in heart patients
August 27, 2020 -- Personalized genetic testing led to a 34% decrease in the number of patients who had serious adverse events following balloon angioplasties, according to results published August 25 in Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
New x-ray system may assess adult scoliosis better
August 20, 2020 -- Researchers have developed a new x-ray classification system that can more precisely define which parts of the spine need correction in adult patients with idiopathic scoliosis, according to a study published August 3 in Spine Deformity.  Discuss