AI reveals prognostic information in chest x-rays
July 19, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can identify patients who are at higher risk of long-term mortality by analyzing their chest radiographs, potentially enabling early prevention and lifestyle interventions, according to research published online July 19 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
SIIM: AI can detect, classify TB on chest x-rays
July 1, 2019 -- DENVER - An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately detect, localize, and classify suspected tuberculosis (TB) on chest x-rays, according to research presented Thursday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Discuss
Digital radiography may be leading to 'collimation creep'
June 25, 2019 -- Is the desire to produce "prettier" x-ray images leading to "collimation creep" as radiographers crop digital radiography images rather than use more appropriate collimation settings? That's the contention of a paper published in the June edition of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences.  Discuss
Backlash mounts against study on smartphone 'horns'
June 24, 2019 -- Are young adults really growing "horns" from excessive smartphone use? Skeptics are questioning a 2018 study that claimed to find bony protuberances on the skulls of young men -- growths that the authors hypothesized were connected to excessive mobile device use.  Discuss
BBC: X-rays show signs of young adults growing 'horns'
June 21, 2019 -- The internet exploded this week after the BBC published an article that used x-ray images to back claims that young adults who used smartphones extensively were growing bony protuberances -- basically, horns -- on their skulls.  Discuss
IMV: DR now makes up 80% of radiography installed base
April 24, 2019 -- Pushed by radiology's move to digitization and federal reimbursement changes, some 80% of the U.S. installed base of x-ray systems is now based on digital radiography (DR). That's up from 50% in 2015, according to a new report on the digital x-ray market by IMV Medical Information Division.  Discuss
Ultrasound bests x-ray for identifying pulmonary edema
April 22, 2019 -- Bedside ultrasound is more sensitive than chest x-ray for identifying pulmonary edema in patients presenting with dyspnea, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
AI can spot malpositioned catheters on pediatric x-rays
April 17, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can automatically analyze pediatric x-rays to identify patients with incorrectly positioned catheters, potentially enabling these studies to be triaged for priority review by radiologists, according to research published online April 10 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
Interventional radiology procedure tamps obesity
April 2, 2019 -- Using a minimally invasive procedure known as bariatric embolization, interventional radiologists helped eliminate roughly 12% of excess weight in obese individuals and mitigate feelings of hunger, without triggering any major adverse complications, according to a study published online April 2 in Radiology.  Discuss
Carestream to sharpen digital x-ray focus after Philips deal
April 1, 2019 -- When the parent company of Philips Healthcare completes its acquisition of Carestream Health's healthcare IT unit, it will leave Carestream with a sharpened focus on its core business of medical image acquisition modalities, particularly digital x-ray. Carestream plans to double down on its investment in digital x-ray following the sale.  Discuss