The National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s Clinical Center made a dataset of more than 32,000 annotated lesions identified on CT images representing 4,400 patients available to the public, according to a July 20 release.
July 20, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
Health Imaging recently spoke with father-and-son scientists Anthony Butler, PhD, and Phil Butler, PhD, about the MARS spectral x-ray scanner, a new 3D color x-ray machine that has gained international attention since it successfully imaged its first human subject last week.
July 19, 2018 | Practice Management
Brian King, global officer with Marriot International, has seen technology disrupt the hotel industry, over the last quarter-century, he wrote in the Journal of the American College of Radiology—and he believes radiologists can learn a few lessons from the shift.
July 19, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and IBM Watson Health have extended their partnership leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to help analyze cancer data in veterans with cancer.
July 19, 2018 | Imaging
In a series of photographs published July 17 in the New York Times, entitled "Darkness at Noon: My Time in Radiation," a 63-year-old photojournalist illustrates his radiation treatment for a rare type of cancer with personal, raw images—all taken with his iPhone.
July 19, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize patient-care and serve as a valuable tool for radiologists. But with all its promise, a recent editorialist asked: Has anyone thought about how it will all be paid for? And by whom?
July 19, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
The MRI-based technique of quantitative susceptibility mapping can monitor iron levels in the brains of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, allowing physicians to identify those at a higher risk of developing physical disability, according to research in Radiology published online July 17.  
July 18, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
CT use has risen over the past 20 years, and new research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds the modality may increase the risk of brain cancer, especially among children.
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee may further delay implementation of the 2009 U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) breast cancer screening recommendations another year with draft legislation approved July 12.
July 18, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Newly engineered liposomes, or 'nano-bubbles,' can deliver chemotherapy drugs on-demand when activated by x-rays. They have proven to be successful in killing bowel cancer cells, according to the Center for Nanoscale BioPhotonics in Adelaide, Australia.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates joined a handful of wealthy donors, July 17, saying he will pledge more than $30 million over three years to advance research aimed at early Alzheimer’s detection.
July 18, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Mailing colorectal cancer screening tests to Medicaid patients increased screening rates by roughly 10 percent—showing a more direct approach can improve results, according to research from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Comprehensive Cancer Center.
July 18, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Technological advancements over the past three decades have placed 3D MRI on par with its 2D counterpart in depicting cartilage defects, according to a July 17 study in Radiology. With specific alterations, the modality may be able to replace traditional MRI.
July 18, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
A new test that can diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living patients with head trauma may pave the way for advances in diagnostic brain imaging, according to a July 18 article published by NPR.
July 17, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
Plenty of warnings have been offered about radiology's impending doom thanks to artificial intelligence (AI). Phil Shaffer, a radiologist at Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates in Columbus, Ohio, offered a response with an opinion piece in The Scientist.
July 17, 2018 | Practice Management
An online survey by Medscape found 10 percent of U.S. radiologists have experienced at least one form of sexual harassment from their patients within the past three years—the lowest percentage among 29 other specialties.
July 17, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Major healthcare organizations, including branches of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have launched a $26.5 million study to investigate the genetic and socioeconomic factors surrounding black men’s increased susceptibility to more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, according to an NIH release.
July 17, 2018 | Practice Management
Healthcare providers are often tasked with detecting physical abuse of elderly patients and initiating intervention. Emergency radiologists, in particular, may be able to do more in this area, according to an article published online July 15 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
July 17, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
A team of radiologists from South Korea found real-time sonography (US) accurate in distinguishing diffuse thyroid disease (DTD) from normal thyroid parenchyma, according to a four-center study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
July 17, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming an essential part of radiology, meaning the industry must consider ethics for computers and AI, according to an opinion piece by Marc Kohli, MD, and Raym Geis, MD, published July 15 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  
July 17, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Liver cancer death rates among adults continue to climb across the U.S., according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The American College of Radiology (ACR) tallied nearly 600 “radiology-relevant” bills that have appeared in state legislatures in the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2018.
July 16, 2018 | Neuroimaging
A new algorithm developed by researchers from the California Institute of Technology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and the University of Salerno in Fisciano, Italy, may be able to predict a person's intelligence quotient from fMRI brain scans.
July 16, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
A team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison successfully used PET imaging to visualize heart damage commonly seen in those with Parkinson’s disease. The technique will help develop therapies.
July 16, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
An AI software developed by researchers from NVIDIA, Aalto University in Finland and MIT may be able to fix low-resolution, grainy or pixelated medical images without previously observing examples of noise-free images.
Many believe Medicare and private payers frequently deny coverage for secondary imaging interpretations—but a team of East Coast researchers found the opposite in a study analyzing Medicare beneficiaries from 2003 to 2016.
July 16, 2018 | Breast Imaging
Yehudit Abrams, MD, a former NASA biomedical scientist, is planning to develop a handheld ultrasound device that will allow women to monitor their breasts in their homes, according to a July 15 report by The Times of Israel.
July 13, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
New research published in the British Medical Journal suggests that increasing high resolution imaging scans are contributing to more accidentally discovered abnormalities, or "incidentalomas," which are unrelated to a patient's diagnosis and are often benign.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published its updated guidelines for measuring and reporting performance specifications of PET scanners on Friday, July 13.
July 13, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
A machine learning algorithm trained to analyze MRI images identified schizophrenia patients with 78 percent accuracy, according to a recent study published in Molecular Psychiatry.
July 13, 2018 | Breast Imaging
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) found that follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer strongly varies across the U.S. Differences are thought to be caused by varying common clinical practices implemented by multiple physician groups and hospitals.