NCRP nixes gonadal screening, urges regulatory changes
January 14, 2021 -- The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) on January 13 advised against the routine use of gonadal shielding during abdominal and pelvic radiography. The change is in line with current scientific thinking on the risks of shielding, such as missed findings.  Discuss
AI improves lung cancer detection on x-rays
December 11, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can catch lung cancers that were initially missed by radiologists on chest radiographs and improve radiologist performance when used as a second reader, according to research published online December 10 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Interventional radiology to grow after COVID-19 subsides
December 10, 2020 -- The market for interventional radiology (IR) has experienced unprecedented growth over the last few years, but this growth was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the IR market is forecast to resume its growth in 2021, according to an analysis by Omdia.  Discuss
New x-ray systems mark Siemens exhibit at RSNA 2020
December 2, 2020 -- A slate of new x-ray systems, including a digital radiography system, a dual-purpose radiography and fluoroscopy system, and a mobile C-arm, are among the highlights in the virtual booth of Siemens Healthineers at this week's RSNA 2020 virtual meeting.  Discuss
GE products at RSNA 2020 include AI-enhanced imaging
December 1, 2020 -- GE Healthcare is demonstrating a slate of new imaging technologies at this week's virtual RSNA 2020 meeting, including the latest version of its interventional imaging platform, a new 3D mobile C-arm, and an array of products enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI).  Discuss
What's the German experience of COVID-19 imaging?
November 29, 2020 -- Radiologists from Hamburg, Germany, have presented comprehensive new data at RSNA 2020 about the use of CT and radiography in COVID-19 cases during the first wave of the pandemic.  Discuss
Canon touts wide-bore CT, AI for PET/CT at RSNA 2020
November 29, 2020 -- A new CT scanner with a wide 90-cm bore, new applications for artificial intelligence (AI)-based reconstruction of PET/CT, and cardiac spectral CT in a single heartbeat are among the highlights in the booth of Canon Medical Systems USA at this week's virtual RSNA 2020 show.  Discuss
AI can detect COVID-19 quickly, accurately on x-rays
November 25, 2020 -- Within seconds, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can assess chest x-rays for the presence of COVID-19, enabling rapid screening and triage of patients arriving at hospitals for reasons other than the virus, according to research published online November 24 in Radiology.  Discuss
Medical imaging boosts men's testicular cancer risk
November 11, 2020 -- Early exposures to medical imaging can increase men's risk of developing testicular cancer by almost 60%, according to a study published November 11 in PLOS One. The findings highlight the need for shielding for men and boys during imaging exams.  Discuss
Imaging saves teen with oral surgery-linked 'forgotten disease'
November 10, 2020 -- Imaging and early antibiotic intervention saved the life of an 18-year-old man in Kansas who was diagnosed with Lemierre syndrome, or the "forgotten disease," after wisdom teeth extraction, according to a case report published on October 20 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.  Discuss