AI model diagnoses osteoporosis on hip x-rays
May 27, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model based on features seen in hip x-rays could help clinicians diagnose osteoporosis. Researchers from South Korea explained their study in a paper published May 25 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
Contrast shortage drives urgent changes in interventional radiology
May 26, 2022 -- A shortage in the U.S. supply of contrast media used heavily in interventional radiology is driving changes in hospital practices. Clinicians in North Carolina say they adapted quickly, and they offered their strategy in a report in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Read More
Database of wrist fractures should boost AI research
May 23, 2022 -- Efforts to develop artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to help diagnose pediatric wrist fractures need a boost, say Austrian radiologists. To that end, they recently developed an annotated dataset of x-ray images and encourage its use in an article published May 20 in Scientific Data. Read More
How can radiology best cope with the contrast shortage?
May 13, 2022 -- How can radiology best cope with interruptions in the supply of iodinated contrast? Imaging facilities are scrambling to conserve contrast until supplies get back to normal, and a variety of sources are offering advice on how to conserve a material that up to now may have been taken for granted. Read More
German radiologists take to sky to reach stroke patients
May 10, 2022 -- Radiologists are reaching stroke patients by helicopter in remote areas of southeast Bavaria, responding and performing critical procedures in less than an hour in all cases. They discussed the impact of deploying flying intervention teams on patient care in a study published May 5 in JAMA. Read More
Hospital group warns of contrast media shortage
May 6, 2022 -- The Greater New York Hospital Association is warning member hospitals about a temporary shortage of GE Healthcare's Omnipaque iodinated contrast media. The group has given members a list of steps they can take to conserve contrast. Read More
Prone positioning may improve x-ray imaging of critical patients
May 4, 2022 -- Portable chest x-rays acquired in critically ill patients in the prone position are comparable to those taken with patients in supine positions, according to a study presented May 3 at the American Roentgen Ray Society meeting in New Orleans. Read More
Radiation doses in swallow studies remain high in the U.K.
April 29, 2022 -- Room for improvement in reducing radiation doses during barium swallow studies exists in at least one U.K. hospital, with authors of a recent study recommending new efforts in training young radiologists. Read More
Medical imaging guides care of children bombed in Syrian conflict
April 26, 2022 -- Medical imaging is playing a major role in helping doctors in Turkey triage victims of the Syrian civil war. They recently described their efforts imaging children injured by explosions, and they emphasized their findings for radiologists in other war-torn regions. Read More
DEXA highly underutilized in arthroplasty patients
April 20, 2022 -- Major gaps exist in the current state of bone care for joint replacement patients, including low rates of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) testing for osteoporosis, according to a study published April 18 in the Journal of Arthroplasty. Read More