Federated learning may boost AI generalizability
December 3, 2020 -- Training deep-learning algorithms with a federated-learning approach could help address the challenge of improving the performance of radiology artificial intelligence (AI) software across institutions, according to a presentation in a scientific session at this week's virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
The 2020 PACSman Awards: Is that all there is?
December 3, 2020 -- What were the hot topics in artificial intelligence and enterprise imaging at RSNA 2020? The PACSman, aka Mike Cannavo, offers his thoughts, as well as the eagerly awaited PACSman Awards for excellence in sales and marketing at this year's virtual conference.  Discuss
Handheld ultrasound is invaluable for COVID-19 imaging
December 3, 2020 -- Handheld ultrasound scanners are invaluable tools for performing imaging in patients with COVID-19, according to a Wednesday presentation at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting. While CT is the optimal imaging modality for COVID-19, radiologists should consider adding ultrasound to their pandemic imaging arsenal, according to a Chinese researcher.  Discuss
MRI leads the way in neuroimaging innovation
December 3, 2020 -- MRI is leading the way in neuroimaging innovation, according to three presentations delivered on Wednesday at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting. Neuroradiologists from around the U.S. presented their clinical and research experience with MRI in a variety of novel applications.  Discuss
Radiology workflow a focus for Philips at RSNA 2020
December 3, 2020 -- A centralized command center that enables healthcare enterprises to more easily manage their far-flung radiology operations is the focus of the virtual booth at RSNA 2020 for Philips Healthcare.  Discuss
Deep-learning algorithm detects free air on CT images
December 3, 2020 -- A deep-learning algorithm was able to detect and quantify regions of free air on CT images, enabling patients with these critical pathologies to be prioritized on the radiology worklist, according to a presentation on Wednesday morning at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
Does RSNA 2020 measure up for vendors?
December 3, 2020 -- How well does the technical exhibition for the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting measure up to past in-person shows when it comes to the companies exhibiting? And how have vendors adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic? Steve Holloway from U.K. market insights firm Signify Research offers a perspective.  Discuss
AI abdominal fat analysis assesses cardiovascular risk
December 2, 2020 -- Body composition metrics automatically calculated from abdominal CT exams by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm are significantly associated with patient risk for future major cardiovascular events, according to a Wednesday morning presentation at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting.  Discuss
Keep aware of head and neck injuries in winter sports
December 2, 2020 -- Radiologists need to know the essentials about head and neck, brain, and spinal injuries from skiing and snowboarding and about how CT and MRI can help in challenging cases, according to new research presented at the RSNA 2020 meeting by Swiss trauma experts.  Discuss
COVID-19 has far-reaching, nonpulmonary effects
December 2, 2020 -- Although COVID-19 typically manifests as a respiratory illness, the disease can affect many nonpulmonary body systems, according to a presentation delivered Monday afternoon at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting.  Discuss