Team to create framework for evaluating AI-based medical imaging

Artificial intelligence (AI) is showing promise in multiple medical imaging applications. Yet rigorous evaluation of these methods is important before they are introduced into clinical practice. A multi-institutional and multiagency team led by researchers at Washington University is outlining a framework for objective task-based evaluation of AI-based methods and outlining the key role that physicians […]

Medical imaging is the essence of patient care

Medical imaging technologists are frontline workers and have had to endure the same pressures as other health care workers throughout the pandemic and deserve to be included alongside their peers. Thanks to multidisciplinary work that includes various players in the continuum of care, our hospitals, community service centers, medical clinics and medical imaging laboratories have […]

Cardiac MRI accurate for suspected cardiac tumor

Cardiac MRI demonstrated high diagnostic accuracy in patients with suspected cardiac tumors and may serve as a good independent predictor of long-term survival, researchers reported. Expert consider CMR as a key diagnostic tool in the evaluation of patients with suspected cardiac tumors The present study is the largest imaging study to date for the diagnosis […]

Radiologists prefer a subspecialized reporting system

Back in January 2018, a Swiss health system retooled its workflow to create a centralized reporting network. The restructuring also created organ-based radiology teams and most radiologists were relocated from satellite facilities to the main hospital. The thinking was that consolidated reporting would make life easier for imaging team members as well as referring physicians. […]

6 pro tips for success during the early days of radiology residency

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Transitioning from medical school into the first year of residency can be daunting for some, but there are a few pro tips one can follow to survive and thrive. A lack of exposure to rad life and its daily workflow can be two of the biggest reasons why some struggle during the early stage in […]

4D flow imaging as a predictive tool for aortic disease

4D flow magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the potential to identify patients with a higher risk of severe complications from aortic degeneration Northwestern Medicine study published. The study employed a new 4D flow MRI heatmap concept to detect abnormal aortic wall shear stress, a known stimulus for arterial wall dysfunction. This publication showcases data to validate […]

Experts give top tips on how to succeed in breast imaging

What personal qualities and attributes do you need to achieve success in breast imaging? How should you approach artificial intelligence (AI)? How can you conduct better research projects? And what can be said about the future? Committee members of the Young Club of the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) put these questions to 11 […]

6 issues radiology must address after COVID-19

A panel at the Association of University Radiologists(AUR) identified six themes that the radiology industry must address post COVID-19. Individual and organizational resilience. Patient care disparities and inequities. Telehealth and remote work functionality. Prioritizing innovations and technological advances. Determining societal responsibility of radiology practices and industry. Need for business models that support partnerships between academia […]

Here’s what radiologists should do after they’ve committed an error

The chair of the American College of Radiology’s Commission on Leadership and Practice Development, recently asked radiologists what they should do in case of an error. After a mistake, calling the referring physician to ensure the patient is taken care of is top priority, in addition to documenting discussions, according to Jennifer C. Broder, MD, […]

New PET imaging agent alters prostate cancer plan for more than 40% of patients

A recently developed PET imaging agent is earning praise following positive clinical trial results in men with high-risk prostate cancer. North Billerica, Massachusetts-based Lantheus presented early findings from a study at the recent American Urological Association virtual meeting. The PSMA-targeted agent—piflufolastat F-18—detected disease that had spread outside the prostate in nearly one-third of men. Additionally, […]