Scientists try bioprinting to effectively repair bone & skin during surgery

Researchers at Penn State University have repaired bone and skin defects in a rat model using bioprinting during surgery that could lead to faster and better methods of healing skin and bones. The team used extrusion bioprinting and droplet bioprinting of mixtures of cells and carrier materials to print both bone and soft tissue. The […]

Real-time Interpretation: The next frontier in radiology AI

In the nine years since the age of deep learning, artificial intelligence (AI) has made significant technological progress in medical imaging. There are many aspects of the radiologist’s workflow where radiologists want improvements and that AI-based context could optimize and streamline.  The number and complexity of medical images continue to increase as novel applications of […]

Researchers automate brain MRI image labelling, more than 100,000 exams labelled in under 30 minutes

Researchers from the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at King’s College London have automated brain MRI image labeling, needed to teach machine learning image recognition models, by deriving important labels from radiology reports and accurately assigning them to the corresponding MRI examinations. They can now label more than 100,00 MRI examinations in less […]

A noninvasive test to detect cancer cells and pinpoint their location

Most of the tests that doctors use to diagnose cancer — such as mammography, colonoscopy, and CT scans — are based on imaging. More recently, researchers have also developed molecular diagnostics that can detect specific cancer-associated molecules that circulate in bodily fluids like blood or urine. MIT engineers have now created a new diagnostic nanoparticle […]

A new model for radiology virtual consultations

A group of U.S. researchers found that virtual consultations can improve radiology’s value by enabling face-to-face visits among radiologists, primary care physicians (PCPs), and their patients. In the study participating radiologists could accept consultations through a video- and microphone-enabled PACS station in the hospital. Moreover, the visits lasted just eight minutes each on average. The […]

Cutting edge of medical imaging in India

There have been rapid advancements in imaging techniques being used in India. Two of these are cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and photoacoustic imaging. Indian government’s science research funding agency announced that India would get four new cryo-EMs. Cryo-EM is a protein imaging technique. It will help medical professionals give quicker detection and response to any […]

Deep-learning model improves radiologist interpretation of X-rays

Evidence suggests that deep-learning systems show great potential for the detection of lesions and pattern classification on chest radiographs. Scientists did comparative research for both the radiologists and a deep-learning system.  In their discussion, the authors suggested that the study showed the potential for deep-learning to improve chest X-ray interpretation across a wide range of clinical […]

Thermal imaging predicts venous leg ulcer healing

A team of researchers from Australia determined that thermal imaging can tell a provider within two weeks of an initial scan if a leg ulcer will heal within 12 weeks. This technique could replace the current digital strategies or invasive planimetric tracing. A non-contact method like thermal imaging would be ideal to use when managing […]

FDA approves first PSMA PET imaging agent for prostate cancer

US FDA approves the Piflufolastat F-18 injection for prostate cancer detection It is the first fluorinated prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) agent approved by the FDA commercially available PSMA PET imaging agent. It allows doctors to see suspected prostate cancer at an early stage. This is a highly effective imaging approach to detect the spread of cancer […]

Korea makes medical imaging smarter with big data & deep learning

A research team from the Korean Ministry of Science has developed a technology that improves both the speed and accuracy of disease diagnosis. They applied big data deep learning technology that has been used to diagnose the reliability of mechanical parts and equipment to ultrasound imaging equipment to develop diagnostic imaging assistance technology using machine […]