In order to properly train and validate algorithms, developers need high volumes of quality-labeled data. But such datasets are not easy to obtain.

Intravenous (IV) administration of technetium-99m (99mTc) was shown to be a safe, noninvasive way to observe rheumatoid arthritis disease activity, according to a study presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) in Anaheim, Calif.

“The results of this research are extremely exciting, as it will significantly impact clinical care,” reported study author Mishal Mendiratta-Lala, MD, with the division of abdominal radiology at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor.

The ARRS also presented Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, with the Gold Medal for 2019 during its annual meeting in Honolulu.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and big data can help radiologists provide better care while reducing costs, but a majority of institutions lack the infrastructure to optimally consume and utilize these technologies, said Paul Chang, MD, of the University of Chicago, during RSNA's 2018 Annual Meeting.

Cryoablation—commonly called cryotherapy—demonstrated early effectiveness in treating women with low-risk breast cancer, reported researchers during a Nov. 29 session at RSNA’s 2018 Annual Meeting.

Football has been in the spotlight in recent years due to numerous studies revealing the toll repeated hits to the head take on the brain. New research presented Thursday, Nov. 29, at RSNA’s 2018 Annual Meeting added to that focus, finding the sport may damage brain fibers in young football players.

Using fMRI, researchers found that brain regions associated with impulsivity were altered in men who are addicted to video games, according to new findings presented Nov. 28 at RSNA 2018.

For women with certain breast cancer risk factors, annual mammograms beginning at age 30 may be beneficial, according to a large-scale study presented Wednesday, Nov. 28 at RSNA 2018.

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) elected Jeffrey S. Klein, MD, to its board of directors at its annual meeting in Chicago. Klein will serve as the board liaison for publications and communications.

Treatment that delivers pulses of energy directly to nerves near the spine is a safe and effective procedure in patients with acute lower back pain, according to research presented Tuesday, Nov. 27, at RSNA 2018 in Chicago. The method may help patients who have not responded to conservative treatments.

NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology announced it will release more than 1.5 million anonymous MR images from its fastMRI collaboration with Facebook AI Research (FAIR), a partnership focused on using AI to speed up MRIs.