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Free-text radiology reports can be automatically classified by convolutional neural networks (CNNs) powered by deep-learning algorithms with accuracy that’s equal to or better than that achieved by traditional—and more labor-intensive—natural language processing (NLP) methods.

Researchers in the radiology department at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)—led by of Sabrina Ronen, PhD, director of the Brain Research Interest Group (RIG) and professor in the department of radiology and biomedical imaging at UCSF—are in the process of developing new, non-invasive imaging biomarker indicators to address multiple types of cancer, according to a recent UCSF press release

Many radiologists use Twitter and LinkedIn for staying up on matters related to their work. A study published online Nov. 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology shows they’d do well to tap, for the same purposes, the social-media platform that’s commonly thought of as a purely personal online space.

A group of German researchers has developed a nuclear medicine test that can detect infections in kidney transplant tissue, according to a study published in Journal of Nuclear Medicine

Members of the online radiology community, take note: Personally tweeting links to articles posted ahead of print in online medical journals doesn’t increase overall pageviews of these articles. It just increases the number of people who find their way to any given “article in press” via Twitter.


Recent Headlines

On Display: Monitors Show Their True Colors

Film on a lightbox or a digital image on a monitor - while the purpose is the same, the technology behind each is oh so different. The bottom line remains that the radiologist wants to know that the images - analog or digital - are of optimal diagnostic q

Integrated RIS-PACS: Is it the Right Choice?

While PACS enables radical changes in how an imaging center or radiology department manages its business, the intelligence features of the radiology information system (RIS) manage department workflow.

More Than Remote Success

The value of PACS escalates as radiologists expand their volume of work and other providers seek subspecialty expertise through teleradiology.

Standards Watch | DICOM Turns 20: A Retrospective and a Look Forward

A large group of DICOM geeks, gurus and other interested parties gathered in September in Baltimore to celebrate the DICOM (digital imaging and communications in medicine) 20-year anniversary.

A Big Byte: PACS Widen Image Storage Boundaries

Image storage has become the primary concern and key component of PACS, in large part because as much as 60 percent of all hospital storage is used by and originates with the system.

Accessing Patient Information Via PACS

Doctors at California's San Antonio Community Hospital make life-and-death decisions daily. Read a first-hand account of how the healthcare facility keeps its PACS operating virtually flawlessly.

Film Digitizers

Film digitizers are helping radiology departments bridge the technology gap between analog film and the digital imaging environment.