RADIOLOGY NEWS
Dealing with medical CDs: Images, reports, or both?
June 20, 2018 -- Years after it was first identified as a problem in radiology, the use of CDs to transport medical images continues to vex imaging facilities. In a new column, informatics expert Herman Oosterwijk of OTech talks about practical solutions to the dilemma.  Discuss
Virtual reality adds depth to brain aneurysm diagnosis
June 20, 2018 -- Radiologists detected brain aneurysms just as accurately by examining CT scans with a virtual reality device as they did by reviewing conventional CT angiography and 3D rotational angiography scans, researchers reported in the July issue of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.  Discuss
AI algorithm registers MRI scans in under 1 second
June 20, 2018 -- Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of registering MRI scans roughly 1,000 times faster than standard methods can, according to a poster presentation at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition event this week in Salt Lake City.  Discuss
Breast MRI underutilized in high-risk women
June 20, 2018 -- Supplemental screening breast MRI is underused by women at higher risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Women's Health.  Discuss
Beverly Hills radiologist gets 10 years in fraud case
June 19, 2018 -- A radiologist from Beverly Hills, CA, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of 39 felony fraud counts related to charges that he paid referring physicians for imaging services such as MRI and ultrasound scans.  Discuss
New 3D CT technique tops x-ray for diagnosing arthritis
June 19, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.K. have developed an algorithm capable of detecting subtle changes in the spacing between arthritic joints on 3D-reconstructed CT scans better than even standard x-ray imaging can, according to an article published online on June 18 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Sodickson: ISMRM can play sheriff in AI's Wild West
June 19, 2018 -- The imaging artificial intelligence (AI) landscape is like the Wild West right now, but the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) can act as the sheriff, according to Dr. Daniel Sodickson, PhD, the society's president.  Discuss
Group reveals work on hybrid acoustic-optical imaging
June 19, 2018 -- Researchers from the California Institute of Technology have developed an imaging technique that combines optical with acoustic imaging. They believe it could someday offer a viable alternative to screening mammography, according to a paper published online June 15 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
6 Steps to Radiology: Part 1 -- Where do I sign up?
June 18, 2018 -- 6 Steps to Radiology is a series of six articles that will run throughout the 2018-2019 academic year to help medical students find their ideal radiology residency program. In our first article, Dr. Tan-Lucien Hassan Mohammed of the University of Florida offers tips for polishing your application.  Discuss
Patient outreach may boost uptake for CT lung screening
June 18, 2018 -- Amidst disappointing uptake of CT lung cancer screening, one group of researchers was able to buck the trend within a U.S. Veterans Affairs health network. The key? Bolstering outreach to eligible smokers, according to an article in the June American Journal of Managed Care.  Discuss
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