AI algorithm speeds up assessment of bone age
September 14, 2017 -- Estimating patient age on radiographs can be a little burdensome for radiologists and subject to high interreader variability. Artificial intelligence (AI) can make this task easier, however, by analyzing data from skeletal radiographs, according to research published online September 12 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AI algorithm can classify bone lesions on PET/CT images
September 7, 2017 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can reliably classify benign and malignant bone lesions on F-18 sodium fluoride PET/CT images, showing promise for automating a time-consuming and subjective process for nuclear medicine physicians, according to a research team from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  Discuss
AI predicts dementia years before symptoms occur
August 22, 2017 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can recognize the signatures of dementia on amyloid PET scans two years before the onset of symptoms, according to research published online recently in Neurobiology of Aging.  Discuss
How to develop deep-learning algorithms for radiology
August 18, 2017 -- Do you want to develop deep-learning algorithms for medical imaging applications at your institution? There are some important practical considerations to be aware of, according to an August 17 webinar sponsored by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.  Discuss
Can AI diagnose Alzheimer's disease early?
August 16, 2017 -- Machine-learning technology that considers clinical, imaging, proteomic, and genomic parameters shows potential for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease -- before symptoms begin to affect daily living, according to research published online August 15 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
AI can obviate biopsies of indolent thyroid nodules
August 7, 2017 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can characterize thyroid nodules on ultrasound with a high degree of accuracy, potentially helping to avoid unnecessary biopsies of indolent lesions, according to research published online in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Machine learning predicts pregnancies with fetal growth restriction
August 3, 2017 -- Making use of 3D MRI features, a machine-learning algorithm can accurately predict pregnancies with fetal growth restriction, potentially opening up opportunities for interventions to protect vulnerable fetuses, according to research published online in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  Discuss
Self-driving doctors? Auto industry offers model for AI use
July 24, 2017 -- Analogies can be drawn between the development of autonomous driving technology and artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine. In this column, Eran Rubens, chief technology officer for enterprise imaging at Philips Healthcare, believes that an auto industry model for classifying automation could be adapted to the practice of medicine.  Discuss
AI algorithm uses color to better detect breast cancer
July 6, 2017 -- Making use of a false-color enhancement technique that converts black-and-white shadows on mammograms into color, a deep-learning algorithm can achieve accuracy similar to an expert radiologist's for detecting breast cancer, according to research published online June 27 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
Fujitsu develops AI to analyze CT studies
June 27, 2017 -- Fujitsu Laboratories has unveiled artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology that can find and retrieve CT studies of patients who have similar diseases.  Discuss