Synthetic lesions boost AI stroke detection results
September 17, 2020 -- After training on a dataset that included tens of thousands of synthetic images, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm produced over 90% sensitivity for detecting clinical stroke lesions on MRI, Swiss researchers reported in a study published online on 16 September in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
AI aids diagnosis of heart failure on chest x-rays
September 16, 2020 -- Deep learning is useful for diagnosing heart failure on x-ray images, researchers reported at the recent European Society of Cardiology virtual congress. They used chest x-rays from a publicly available database to train an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that yielded 82% accuracy for detecting heart failure on a test dataset.  Discuss
AI software developers win big in U.K. initiative
September 10, 2020 -- Radiology-oriented artificial intelligence (AI) software figured prominently on the list of initial winners of the U.K. government's new AI in Health and Care Award, which will provide a total of 140 million pounds (154.3 million euros) in funding over three years to support the testing and evaluation of AI technology.  Discuss
Medical imaging AI market projected for strong growth
September 10, 2020 -- The world market for artificial intelligence (AI)-based clinical applications for use in medical imaging is set to reach almost $1.5 billion (1.3 billion euros) by 2024, despite a slower-than-expected uptake of these products and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Signify Research.  Discuss
Radiology to lose AI champion Natalia Vukolova
September 2, 2020 -- Natalia Vukolova is to leave her post as CEO of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. She was a regular visitor to ECR and a high-profile radiology administrator with a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI).  Discuss
CAD provides boost for Alzheimer's detection
August 28, 2020 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) software based on artificial intelligence trained on MRI data can help identify patients with mild cognitive impairment resulting from Alzheimer's disease, researchers from Turkey have reported.  Discuss
AI scores high marks for rating breast density
August 24, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software performed almost as well as senior radiologists for evaluating breast density and five-year breast cancer risks among women in France, according to the findings of a major 2019 study published on 17 August in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging.  Discuss
Why AI implementation looks set to remain a distant goal
August 18, 2020 -- The lack of high-quality annotated datasets required for training, the difficulty of proving technical validation, and the absence of standards for data sharing between digital systems are the three major issues preventing the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) in daily clinical workflow, two leading European informatics experts have warned.  Discuss
German team makes progress in localizing anatomical ROIs
August 14, 2020 -- German researchers have developed a method designed to accurately and robustly localize anatomical regions of interest (ROIs) for 3D medical data. They have presented their findings at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
Can AI lower radiologists' mammography workload?
August 10, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI)-based software can reliably categorize a significant percentage of negative screening mammograms as normal, potentially decreasing mammography reading workload for radiologists by more than half, according to two presentations made at the recent ECR 2020 virtual meeting.  Discuss