Avoid AI silos with a vendor-neutral analytics platform
April 20, 2018 -- The advent of advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) is threatening to bring back data silos that were common in radiology before the adoption of vendor-neutral archives. But there is a solution thanks to vendor-neutral analytics platforms, according to Mitch Goldburgh of NTT Data Services.  Discuss
Will ultrasound and AI become the tricorder of the future?
April 19, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) will soon bring many benefits to point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), and perhaps one day it will enable these systems to fulfill the promise of the legendary tricorder from "Star Trek." But it could also lower the bar in terms of who is able to read POCUS scans -- potentially threatening physicians.  Discuss
Deep learning performs superresolution MSK MRI
April 11, 2018 -- A deep-learning algorithm can transform low-resolution, thick-slice knee MR images into high-resolution, thin-slice images -- potentially yielding faster image acquisition, lower costs, and fewer motion artifacts in musculoskeletal MRI, according to research published online in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.  Discuss
NVIDIA aims to bring imaging AI to the people with Clara
April 10, 2018 -- While artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to reshape radiology, older imaging systems may be left behind, unable to handle the massive computational workload required to run AI algorithms. But graphics processing unit developer NVIDIA hopes to solve this problem with its Clara virtual supercomputing platform.  Discuss
Education is needed to harness power of AI in radiology
April 6, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can enhance the business and operational side of radiology, but radiologists and practice managers should understand the technology before they consider adopting it, according to a talk on April 5 at the Radiology Business Management Association's Paradigm annual conference in San Diego.  Discuss
Are you ready for a radiologist shortage?
April 3, 2018 -- Could the U.S. be heading toward a shortage of radiologists? The idea might not be as crazy as it sounds if current demographic trends in radiology continue. Laurie Lafleur of Paragon Consulting Partners ponders this question and proposes that technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain could come to the rescue.  Discuss
Google AI algorithm shows promise for chest x-rays
April 2, 2018 -- How many radiologist-annotated images are needed to train a deep-learning algorithm for radiology applications? Perhaps not as many as you might think. Using both annotated and unannotated images, researchers from Google have developed an algorithm that can simultaneously identify and localize disease found on chest x-rays.  Discuss
ACR partners with MICCAI to make AI a clinical reality
March 30, 2018 -- Two influential radiology groups have signed a partnership to foster development of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to better meet the clinical needs of radiologists. The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Society announced the deal at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, CA.  Discuss
Radiology and AI: From bête noire to nuts and bolts
March 29, 2018 -- SAN JOSE, CA - Radiologists appear to have overcome their fears of artificial intelligence (AI) and are moving on to the nuts and bolts of making the technology work in clinical practice, according to a series of talks on March 28 at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference. But the task won't be easy, and challenges remain.  Discuss
Straight Talk From the PACSman: The FUD factor with AI
March 29, 2018 -- There's no doubt that research and commercial activity is surging for artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology applications: AuntMinnie.com published more than 175 articles on AI news alone in the past year. The fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) factor remains a big hurdle to clear, however, explains PACS consultant Michael J. Cannavo.  Discuss