Transducer shell improves elastography measurements
June 22, 2020 -- A 3D-printed device with built-in pressure sensors that fits around an ultrasound transducer like a shell could produce more accurate shear-wave elastography measurements for breast imaging and other use cases. Researchers describe the prototype attachment in a June 15 article in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. Read More
Siemens launches Ysio X.pree x-ray system
June 22, 2020 -- Siemens Healthineers is launching a new premium digital radiography (DR) system called Ysio X.pree. The system includes a number of new technologies designed to help automate x-ray image acquisition and interpretation. Read More
Inpatient volume fell 17% during depths of COVID-19
June 19, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic prompted a decline in inpatient imaging volume at a health system in the northeastern U.S. that hit a low of 17% at the worst point of the outbreak, according to a June 18 study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. But volume rebounded afterward to finish down just 4% compared with 2019. Read More
4D Flow MRI is feasible during exercise
June 19, 2020 -- Cardiac 4D flow MRI can quantify blood flow in the ascending aorta and main pulmonary artery during strenuous exercise, offering potential as a useful modality for evaluating right-sided heart dysfunction, according to research published online June 18 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
Is the x-ray market set for a post-COVID bounceback?
June 19, 2020 -- In the wake of COVID-19, the market for general radiography and fluoroscopy systems has experienced a significant shift, with chest x-ray examinations identified as a key tool to diagnose and track the progression of late-stage COVID-19. Imogen Fitt of Signify Research explains why a bounceback in equipment sales could be coming. Read More
Chest CT clarifies negative COVID-19 lab results
June 19, 2020 -- The less pulmonary consolidation seen on chest CT, the more likely COVID-19 patients will have had initial negative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test findings, according to a study published June 18 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
5 ways rads can use social media to shift AI narrative
June 19, 2020 -- Misleading commentary and incorrect information on social media regarding the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on radiology can significantly impact how the specialty is perceived, and it's time for radiologists to reshape the conversation, according to an article published online June 15 in Clinical Imaging. Read More
Breast screening interventions are cost-effective
June 18, 2020 -- Interventions designed to help underserved and vulnerable women in the U.S. overcome barriers to breast screening are cost-effective, according to a review published on June 18 in JAMA Oncology by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More
AI algorithm detects appendicitis on CT exams in ER
June 18, 2020 -- South Korean researchers developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that was highly accurate and generalizable for detecting acute appendicitis on CT exams in emergency room (ER) patients. The algorithm could, if necessary, potentially fill in for a radiologist, according to research published online June 12 in Scientific Reports. Read More
TEE is 'invaluable tool' for patients with COVID-19
June 18, 2020 -- Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is an "invaluable tool" for imaging critically ill patients with COVID-19, according to a May 23 Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography consensus statement written by more than a dozen cardiac imaging experts across the U.S. and Canada. Read More
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