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Deep learning helps detect intracranial aneurysms
June 10, 2019 -- A deep-learning algorithm called HeadXNet can improve the performance of clinicians of varied specialties and levels of experience for detecting intracranial aneurysms on head CT angiography exams, according to research published online June 7 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
How radiologists can avoid appropriate use penalties
June 10, 2019 -- Is your radiology practice ready for new Medicare requirements on appropriate use and clinical decision support? Or more accurately, are your referring physicians ready? Well they better be, or else your practice could be paying the price. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains.  Discuss
6 ways AI will enhance musculoskeletal imaging
June 7, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to greatly improve all aspects of the musculoskeletal imaging chain, helping radiology practices be more efficient while still maintaining accuracy and report quality, according to an article published online June 5 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Cinematic rendering tops CT to visualize patient anatomy
June 7, 2019 -- Cinematically rendered CT images allowed clinicians to understand patient anatomy more quickly and with a greater degree of accuracy than conventional CT, according to an article recently published online in JAMA Surgery. Researchers from Germany suggest the technique may also benefit surgical planning and decision-making.  Discuss
MICI Q2: Cautious optimism prevails in radiology
June 7, 2019 -- Radiology administrators are cautiously optimistic about their prospects for the second quarter of 2019. But concerns about pre-authorization for imaging studies and the growing migration of imaging exams to outpatient facilities is causing concern, according to the latest numbers from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI).  Discuss
AR headsets speed transition from 2D to 3D in liver imaging
June 6, 2019 -- Radiologists wearing augmented reality (AR) headsets were able to accurately identify liver tumors on virtual 3D models four times faster than on conventional MRI scans. Researchers believe that AR could speed the transformation of 2D to 3D imaging.  Discuss
CAD software helps stratify risk in lung cancer patients
June 6, 2019 -- By measuring the percentage of pulmonary fibrosis on CT exams in lung cancer patients, computer-aided detection (CAD) software can also detect and quantify the extent of interstitial lung abnormalities and help in risk stratification of these patients, according to research published online June 4 in Radiology.  Discuss
Ultrasound shows heart disease risk from psoriasis
June 6, 2019 -- Ultrasound imaging of the carotid arteries can help identify patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis who are at increased risk for heart disease by revealing the extent of clogging in patients' arteries, according to a new study published online June 5 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.  Discuss
Beware of bias when it comes to residency candidates
June 5, 2019 -- The physical appearance of radiology residency candidates in their application photographs could affect whether they're asked for an interview, according to a study published May 28 in Academic Medicine.  Discuss
Escape room helps millennial radiologists gain skills
June 5, 2019 -- Want to get your new millennial residents learning about radiology -- and bonding as they come into your program? Try using an escape room activity, according to a new study published online May 31 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
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