How can PACS functionality be improved?
September 25, 2018 -- PACS has come a long way since it was first adopted in the early 1980s. But PACS software developers still need to address important technological limitations that can have a negative impact on user experience, according to research published on 17 September in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
AI algorithm produces synthetic brain MR images
September 18, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can produce synthetic brain MR images, solving a number of challenges in training AI algorithms, according to research presented on 16 September at the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention in Granada, Spain.  Discuss
Can an AI algorithm triage routine abdominal CT exams?
September 13, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can be highly sensitive and specific for identifying acute findings on abdominal CT scans enabling radiologists to prioritize reading of those urgent exams, Swiss researchers reported in an article published online on 7 September in Investigative Radiology.  Discuss
Strickland: Outsourcing spending is unsustainable
September 5, 2018 -- U.K. outsourcing costs have doubled in just three years, and a shortage of at least 1,600 radiologists is anticipated by 2022, according to a report released on 5 September by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). Urgent action is vital, said RCR President Dr. Nicola Strickland.  Discuss
20 new golden rules of radiology
September 5, 2018 -- Always report in date order, introduce yourself, dress smartly, and don't criticize colleagues. These are four of the new rules of radiology developed by Dr. Paul McCoubrie. We present the third in his series of articles about the specialty's uber-truths.  Discuss
RSNA launches AI challenge to detect pneumonia on x-rays
September 4, 2018 -- The RSNA has launched its second annual machine-learning challenge: The RSNA Pneumonia Detection Challenge invites teams to develop artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to identify and localize pneumonia in chest x-rays, with top submissions to be recognized at the RSNA 2018 meeting.  Discuss
AI algorithm predicts immunotherapy response
August 30, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can analyze a radiomic-based biomarker on CT scans to predict how cancer patients will respond to immunotherapy, French researchers reported in an article published online on 14 August in the Lancet Oncology.  Discuss
Regulation needed to ensure safe use of AI in radiology
August 29, 2018 -- Proper regulation is needed to ensure that artificial intelligence (AI) software is used safely, ethically, and appropriately with protection of patient privacy in radiology, according to Italian researchers in a review article recently published online in Insights into Imaging.  Discuss
Computer scientists may hold trump cards in AI's future
August 15, 2018 -- Unlike traditional areas of research that require clinician supervision, investigations of artificial intelligence (AI) imaging are likely to be driven by computer scientists, and this may restrict the input of radiologists and sit uncomfortably with them, writes Dr. Simon Wong.  Discuss
Medical imaging AI market primed for growth
August 3, 2018 -- The world market for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in medical imaging is set for robust growth and is forecast to top $2 billion by 2023. The sector holds great promise, but barriers must be overcome before AI becomes mainstream, writes industry analyst Simon Harris.  Discuss