Radiologists are involved in 15 percent of diagnosis-related malpractice claims, with 80 percent of those cases resulting in permanent injury or death, according to a debut report from medical liability insurer Coverys.
August 14, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
An artificial intelligence (AI) software designed by Google DeepMind and U.K. physicians identified diseases on optical coherence tomography scans and made the correct referral choice in 94 percent of cases, according to a recent Nature Medicine report.
August 14, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
A new molecular imaging method developed by engineers from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, may improve cancer screening and treatment monitoring through high-frequency microwaves.  
August 13, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) released its list of members recognized for outstanding dedication to and service in the fields of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.  
August 13, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Using coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) measurement identified with cardiac stress PET was more accurate at predicting adverse events in obese patients compared to measuring body mass index (BMI), according to a recent Journal of the American College of Cardiology study.
August 13, 2018 | Imaging
Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School recommend stricter chest x-ray screenings of children fitted with epicardial pacemakers to detect those at risk of coronary artery compression, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in HeartRhythm.
August 13, 2018 | Practice Management
National lung cancer screening guidelines recommend discussing the benefits and harms of screening, but a new study found the quality of these conversations to be subpar.
August 13, 2018 | Practice Management
Despite 2011 guidelines from the American College of Radiology (AVR) that recommend against chest x-rays (CXRs) for patients requiring mechanical ventilation, at least 60 percent of these patients receive daily CXRs in American hospitals, according to research published online Aug. 10 in JAMA Network Open.
August 13, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a machine-learning technique that reduces the toxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy doses for patients with the most aggressive form of brain cancer.
Last week, the Kansas Insurance Department announced the state will require all health insurers to cover 3D mammograms by 2019, according to an Aug. 9 article by the Kansas City Star.
August 13, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
An artificial intelligence (AI) platform created at Mount Sinai Health System in New York can accurately read a CT scan and diagnose a neurological illness, such as stroke in 1.2 seconds—outperforming its human counterpart.
August 10, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
At Tuscaloosa’s DCH Regional Medical Center in Alabama, nurses are utilizing the latest imaging technology to create digital footprints of a newborn, WBRC Fox 6 News reports.
August 10, 2018 | Imaging
Rush University Medical Center in Chicago plans to build a new $473 million, 530,000-square-foot outpatient care center specializing in cancer treatment, neurological care, imaging and radiation and infusion therapy, according to an article published Aug. 9 by the Chicago Tribune. 
August 10, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Integrating a commercial chest CT computer-aided detection (CAD) system into a clinical radiology reporting workflow reduced reading times by as much as 44 percent, according to new research published in Academic Radiology.
August 10, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
In the first-of-its-kind FDA-approved study, researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine are using MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier to help deliver drugs for patients with glioblastoma.
August 10, 2018 | Practice Management
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) named Kathryn J. Fowler, MD, the 2018 RSNA William R. Eyler Editorial Fellow, and Elizabeth George, MD, this year’s RSNA William W. Olmsted Trainee Editorial Fellow.
August 10, 2018 | Imaging
A construction worker in China beat the odds—surviving after a 10-foot metal rod impaled his skull and brain, according to a report by the Daily Mail.