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AI characterizes breast masses on ultrasound
March 21, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm distinguished between benign and malignant masses on breast ultrasound at a high level of accuracy -- perhaps even exceeding the diagnostic performance of less-experienced radiologists, according to research published online March 19 in the Japanese Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
New ultrasound technique gauges kids' heart function
March 21, 2019 -- A catheter-based ultrasound technique can measure heart function in children undergoing surgery with similar effectiveness as the more traditional method of inserting a probe around the patient's aorta, according to a study published online March 18 in Anesthesiology.  Discuss
MRI-guided cryoablation a boon for HCC patients
March 21, 2019 -- With a 1-tesla open scanner and some finesse, Chinese researchers are using MRI to guide percutaneous cryoablation of hepatic dome hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) to almost eliminate tumor progression and extend survival, according to a study published online March 12 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Video from GTC 2019: Dr. Christopher Hess asks 3 questions for AI developers
March 20, 2019 -- SAN JOSE, CA - Do the developers of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms really understand radiology? There are three questions AI developers should consider when they start developing AI for medical imaging, according to Dr. Christopher Hess, PhD, chair of the radiology department at the University of California, San Francisco, who spoke at this week's Nvidia GPU Technology Conference (GTC 2019).  Discuss
AI, radiomics can help predict chemotherapy response
March 20, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) and radiomics can identify which non-small cell lung cancer patients are likely to respond to chemotherapy, potentially enabling likely nonresponders to be shifted to alternative treatments, according to research published online March 20 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
Video from GTC 2019: Dr. Safwan Halabi on challenges to AI implementation
March 20, 2019 -- SAN JOSE, CA - What are the challenges to implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology? Dr. Safwan Halabi of Stanford Children's Health described his institution's experience developing an AI algorithm for bone age assessment and some of the challenges his team encountered in a talk at Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference (GTC 2019).  Discuss
Video from GTC 2019: Dr. Paul Chang gives a reality check to AI in radiology
March 20, 2019 -- SAN JOSE, CA - Does radiology need a reality check when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI)? In a talk at this week's Nvidia GPU Technology Conference (GTC 2019), Dr. Paul Chang of the University of Chicago raised just that question, proposing that workflow in healthcare must be fixed before AI can reach its full potential.  Discuss
GTC: Topol sees AI fostering empathy in healthcare
March 20, 2019 -- SAN JOSE, CA - The ever-expanding clinical application of artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the face of healthcare -- not only extending the scale of medicine's influence on society but also fostering deeper empathy among clinicians, Dr. Eric Topol said in a March 19 talk at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC).  Discuss
Video from GTC 2019: New developments in AI give boost to healthcare
March 20, 2019 -- SAN JOSE, CA - What's going on at the cutting edge of artificial intelligence (AI)? You'll find out this week if you're at Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference (GTC 2019), where the latest advances in AI are being showcased across a range of industries. We caught up with Abdul Hamid Halabi, global lead for healthcare at Nvidia, to find out what the GPU hardware developer has in store for radiology.  Discuss
Why are CT colonography use rates trending downward?
March 20, 2019 -- Patient awareness and use of CT colonoscopy have continued to dwindle since the start of the decade, whereas the opposite has been true for traditional optical colonoscopy, according to an article published online March 15 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
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