AI estimates lung cancer mortality on x-rays
May 25, 2023 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model can identify individuals at risk of death from lung cancer on easily obtainable x-rays, which could improve personalized prevention and treatment strategies, according to a group in Boston. Read More
Radiation exposure among interventionalists is low, but varies widely
May 22, 2023 -- Radiation exposure is generally low among interventional radiologists who perform stroke treatments, yet shows a wide range, underscoring that further work is needed to keep doses as low as possible, a German team has found. Read More
DEXA reveals fat differences in postpartum Black and white women
May 22, 2023 -- Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) exams show that Black women are less likely than white women to lose visceral adipose tissue (VAT) after pregnancy, according to a study published May 11 in Obesity. Read More
World record achieved for x-ray at highest altitude
May 19, 2023 -- Mike Cairnie of portable x-ray developer MinXray has earned a world record for acquiring a portable chest x-ray of a patient last year on Mt. Everest in Nepal. Read More
Fracture cases increase in San Diego due to higher border wall
May 18, 2023 -- Radiology reports show an increase in fracture patients admitted to hospitals in San Diego due to falls from the U.S.-Mexico border wall, according to a study published May 12 in Surgery. Read More
Is AI, human system for follow-up imaging profitable?
May 18, 2023 -- A process for managing follow-up imaging exams that combines artificial intelligence (AI) and human interaction can improve safety while also improving the bottom line, according to research published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Read More
Ultralow-dose CT and x-ray match in emergency department study
May 16, 2023 -- Using an ultralow-dose chest CT instead of a chest x-ray appears to make little difference in terms of improving outcomes for patients imaged in emergency settings, according to a study in the May issue of Thorax. Read More
X-ray reveals gigantic bladder stones
May 12, 2023 -- The authors of a case they dubbed "the Andes of bladder stones" described finding gigantic phosphate stones on a 60-year-old man's abdominal x-ray in a study published in Urology Case Reports. Read More
ACR releases updated breast cancer screening recommendation
May 5, 2023 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) has released updated breast cancer screening guidelines that underscore the need for early risk assessment -- especially among Black and Ashkenazi Jewish women. Read More
AI could save radiologists chest x-ray interpretation time
May 4, 2023 -- A commercially available artificial intelligence (AI) program designed to help interpret patient chest x-rays shows promise for shortening overall reading times for radiologists -- although not when it detects abnormalities, according to a study published April 29 in npj Digital Medicine. Read More