AR could transform image-guided surgical planning, navigation
May 11, 2021 -- Augmented reality (AR) technologies may be on the verge of delivering a breakthrough in image-guided surgical procedure planning and navigation, according to researchers from Oregon Health and Science University. Read More
X-ray, CT reveal mummified ancient Egyptian was pregnant
May 3, 2021 -- The patient presented after 3,000 years. X-ray and CT scans revealed first that this was not a male scribe and priest, as suspected, but in fact a woman about 25 years old, possibly a society elite from a vast necropolis in Thebes in Upper Egypt. Read More
Can 3D-printed shields protect patients during radiation therapy?
April 29, 2021 -- 3D-printed radioprotective shields produced from CT images can be used to protect healthy structures in the gastrointestinal tract during radiation therapy procedures, according to research published online April 27 in Advanced Science. Read More
AI-based image reconstruction pays dividends in low-dose chest CT
April 27, 2021 -- Deep learning-based image reconstruction software yields more accurate measurements of pulmonary nodules on low-dose chest CT exams than conventional reconstruction, according to a talk at the annual American Roentgen Ray Society meeting. Read More
Goodbye, PACS. Hello, MIMPS? FDA updates rules for radiology software
April 16, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amended the descriptions of eight classification regulations -- including three that are radiology-specific -- to reflect recent regulatory changes. Among the changes, the agency is retiring the use of PACS in favor of MIMPS, or medical image management and processing system. Read More
CT radiomics predicts survival in NSCLC patients
April 16, 2021 -- CT radiomics can be useful for predicting survival in patients receiving immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to research presented at this week's annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. Read More
Weight-bearing CT, 3D analysis can assess knee osteoarthritis
April 15, 2021 -- Quantitative 3D analysis of weight-bearing CT is a promising technique for assessing the structural changes associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to research published online April 13 in Radiology. Read More
AI algorithm can predict severity, progression of COPD
April 9, 2021 -- A deep-learning algorithm can enable accurate staging of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as predictions on five-year progression and mortality, according to research published online April 8 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
Quantitative lung ultrasound analysis accurately detects COVID-19
April 9, 2021 -- A quantitative lung ultrasound technique can be highly accurate for detecting and monitoring COVID-19, outperforming traditional lung texture features, according to research published April 2 in the Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Read More
How well can AI software spot intracranial bleeding on head CT?
April 6, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can flag suspected intracranial hemorrhage cases for radiologists. But do AI algorithms perform as well in the real world as they do in initial testing? Read More