AI can identify, triage abnormal chest x-rays
January 22, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to accurately identify chest radiographs that contain abnormal findings, enabling automated triage of these exams so they can be interpreted sooner by radiologists, U.K. researchers reported in a study published online January 22 in Radiology.  Discuss
Use of emergency chest imaging on the rise
January 8, 2019 -- Led by significant growth in the use of CT, the utilization of noncardiac chest imaging increased markedly in the emergency department during the past few decades, according to research from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute published online January 2 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Report: Ky. black lung law targets 1 radiologist
December 18, 2018 -- A law passed in Kentucky earlier this year that stripped radiologists of the right to interpret x-rays of coal miners who may have black lung disease was actually targeted at a single radiologist who has been instrumental in documenting the resurgence of black lung in central Appalachia.  Discuss
Siemens releases new MRI, AI for CT, and x-ray systems at RSNA
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Siemens Healthineers is debuting a range of new products at this week's RSNA 2018 meeting, including new MRI scanners based on its BioMatrix technology, artificial intelligence (AI) for CT, and new x-ray systems.  Discuss
New AI platform, CT scanner pace GE launches at RSNA 2018
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - GE Healthcare is launching a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform called Edison at this week's RSNA 2018 meeting. Other major product launches include a new CT scanner family, a new series of nuclear medicine systems, and workflow tools for MRI, x-ray, and other modalities.  Discuss
Philips shows new MRI, AI technologies at RSNA 2018
November 26, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is launching a variety of new imaging technologies at this week's RSNA 2018 meeting, including an MRI scanner that dramatically cuts helium use and an updated platform designed to foster the development of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.  Discuss
Canon debuts MRI and vascular systems and AI for CT at RSNA
November 25, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Canon Medical Systems USA plans to highlight an artificial intelligence (AI) protocol for CT data reconstruction, a new premium 1.5-tesla MRI scanner, a high-end vascular imaging system, and a new line of midrange ultrasound systems at its first RSNA show after Canon rebranded Toshiba's medical imaging assets earlier in 2018.  Discuss
Ky. bill lets radiologists again read black lung x-rays
November 21, 2018 -- Radiologists in Kentucky would once again be allowed to read x-rays of miners in the black lung screening program under a bill introduced in the state Legislature. The legislation comes amid a surge of black lung cases in Appalachia.  Discuss
Choosing Wisely doesn't reduce pediatric chest x-rays
October 16, 2018 -- Nearly half of children presenting at U.S. emergency departments from 2007 to 2015 with acute bronchiolitis received radiography, despite the publication in 2013 of Choosing Wisely guidelines recommending against the imaging exam, according to a research letter published October 16 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
AI can't replace radiologists for chest x-ray reads
October 9, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can assist radiologists in interpreting routine chest x-rays and looking for changes on serial studies. But the software's limitations render it unsuitable for taking over the radiologist's role in reading these exams, according to research published October 4 in PLOS One.  Discuss