C-MIMI: Radiologists 'swarm' with AI to detect pneumonia
September 11, 2018 -- Are radiologists and artificial intelligence (AI) better together than apart? The answer is yes, at least for diagnosing pneumonia on chest x-rays, according to research presented on Monday at the 2018 Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging (C-MIMI) in San Francisco.  Discuss
NIH seeks partner for UpRite chest x-ray marker
September 6, 2018 -- If you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door, the saying goes. But what if you design a better x-ray marker? The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has that in mind as it seeks an industry partner to license UpRite, a new type of chest x-ray marker developed by one of its scientists.  Discuss
RSNA launches AI challenge to detect pneumonia on x-rays
August 28, 2018 -- The RSNA has launched its second annual machine-learning challenge: The RSNA Pneumonia Detection Challenge invites teams to develop artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to identify and localize pneumonia in chest x-rays, with top submissions to be recognized at the RSNA 2018 meeting.  Discuss
Federal bill promotes x-ray screening for black lung
August 24, 2018 -- Legislation has been introduced into the U.S. Congress that would shore up the federal program that provides x-ray screening to detect black lung in coal miners. The legislation is intended to head off a looming health crisis as the number of black lung diagnoses climbs in the Appalachian region.  Discuss
Is chest x-ray overused for patients on ventilation?
August 10, 2018 -- Many patients undergoing mechanical ventilation continue to receive daily chest x-rays, despite the publication of guidelines discouraging their use. On the positive side, the use of chest x-rays in these patients has declined from 2008 to 2014, according to an August 10 paper in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
X-ray detects resurgence of black lung in coal miners
July 30, 2018 -- The prevalence of black lung disease has risen sharply among coal miners in the U.S., according to researchers who analyzed almost 50 years of radiographs. The trend reverses years of progress in reducing the prevalence of the disease, they note in a study published in the American Journal of Public Health.  Discuss
U.K. research could lead to flexible x-ray detectors
July 27, 2018 -- What if x-ray detectors were flexible enough to conform to patient anatomy? Would they produce better image quality or enable more accurate monitoring of radiation dose? It may not be a pipe dream. Researchers from the University of Surrey in the U.K. are working on a digital x-ray detector material that could be fabricated into flexible x-ray detectors.  Discuss
AI algorithm generates 'artificial' medical images
July 10, 2018 -- Researchers from Canada have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of generating "artificial" x-ray images that look just like the real thing. The artificial images can be used to train other AI algorithms in analyzing real medical images.  Discuss
Will DR's positive outlook last past 2018?
June 11, 2018 -- The world market for digital radiography (DR), comprising fixed and mobile systems and DR retrofit kits, grew by approximately 5% in 2017 and is forecast to increase by a similar amount in 2018. But will the good times continue to roll for DR? Simon Harris of market research firm Signify Research takes a closer look.  Discuss
Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stones?
May 24, 2018 -- Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stone disease, also known as urolithiasis: digital tomosynthesis, ultrasound, or the current reference standard of multidetector CT? It depends, according to a study published online May 17 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss