VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence Automatic Contouring and Segmentation For Radiotherapy

Treatment Planning | August 21, 2019

This is an example of the Mirada DLCExpert deep learning software that automatically identifies organs, segments and auto-contours them as the first step in creating radiation oncology treatment plans. This example of a segmented prostate computed tomography (CT) scan being used to plan radiotherapy was created without any human intervention. It was demonstrated at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. 

This example shows OAR Space hydrogel (outlined in blue) injected to create space between the prostate and the rectum to prevent damage to that radiation sensitive structure. The gel is hard to identify on the CT scan because it looks like part of the rectum or prostate. But the softwares AI has been trained to identify it when present.

The DLCExpert software was cleared by the FDA in July 2018 and was first shown at ASTRO 2018. It automatically identifies anatomical structures and contours them to save staff time. The files created by the software are vendor neutral and can be imported into any vendor’s treatment planning system. Read more about this software. 

Find more news and video from AAPM

Information Technology

Artificial Intelligence | January 28, 2019

ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new artificial intelligence (AI) imaging technologies on the expo floor of 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting.

Watch the related VIDEO: Editor's Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018.



Related AI Imaging Technology Content:

VIDEO: Managing a Multi-site Radiology Practice With AI-based Workflow — Interview with Andrew Deutsch, M.D.

Related Artificial Intelligence Content:

VIDEO: Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence

VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial Intelligence — ITN editors Dave Fornell and Greg Freiherr discuss the AI trends they saw at RSNA 2018

VIDEO: RSNA President Vijay Rao Says Artificial Intelligence is Hottest Tech Advancement in Radiology 

How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging

How to Market Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Software

Increasing Presence of AI at RSNA Reflects Emphasis on Efficiency

VIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here — Interview with RSNA 2017 keynote speaker Michael Recht, M.D.

VIDEO: A Walk Through the RSNA 2018 Machine Learning Showcase

Selecting an AI Marketplace for Radiology: Key Considerations for Healthcare Providers


Increasing Presence of AI at RSNA Reflects Emphasis on Efficiency

Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence at RSNA 2018

RSNA 2018 Key Takeaways from the Expo Floor

VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis

VIDEO: How Imalogix Uses AI to Boost Performance

VIDEO: Collaboration as a Catalyst for AI Innovation

PODCAST: How to Make Artificial Intelligence a Success in Medicine

VIDEO: Example of AI-assisted Oncology Patient Record Dashboard



RSNA | January 25, 2019

ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.

Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This includes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018. 




Advanced Visualization | January 09, 2019

Vinodh Kumar, M.D., and Komal Shah, M.D., associate professors of radiology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, describe how they are using virtual reality and augmented reality technologies for pre-operative planning and patient education for brain tumor cases. They presented on the technology at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting.

Watch the VIDEO: Editor's Choice of Most Innovative Technology at HIMSS 2017 for more examples of augmented reality technology in healthcare.

Find more RSNA 2018 coverage.

Read the related article Virtual Reality Boosts Revenues and Patient Understanding.


Cardiac Imaging | January 09, 2019

Robert Quaife, M.D., director of advanced cardiac imaging, University of Colorado Hospital, explains why advanced imaging techniques are required to tackle complex transcatheter procedures and structural heart interventions. The University of Colorado Hospital helped develop the Philips EchoNavigator live image fusion technology, and this video offers an overview of how it came to be and where the technology is going.

Watch the related VIDEO: Evolution of Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair at the University of Colorado, which shows exaplmes of the navigation technology is use during a MitraClip procedure. 


Additional videos and coverage of the University of Colorado Hospital


Flat Panel Displays | December 25, 2018

EIZO, which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end display solutions. EIZO has been one of the leading healthcare brands worldwide in medical imaging solutions for the digital era with over 45 years developing and manufacturing innovative display solutions designed for mission-critical applications. Keep your eyes open for the RX360 and GX560 available at the beginning of 2019.

Artificial Intelligence | December 21, 2018

Enhao Gong, Ph.D., founder of Subtle Medical, an artificial intelligence (AI) company that develops products to help medical imaging, explains how AI might be used to reduce the amount of gadolinium contrast needed for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams.

Artificial Intelligence | December 18, 2018

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting keynote speaker Michael Recht, M.D., chairman of radiology at NYU Langone Health, discusses how artificial intelligence (AI)  is being used at his institution to improve the patient experience, and how advanced technologies may impact radiology in the future. He also spoke on NYU's use of advanced analytics to improve workflow, speed patient throughput and how analytics justified the hiring of additional full-time employees because there were numbers supporting how they could help increase the department's bottom line.

He spoke after the opening remarks by RSNA President Vijay Rao, M.D., who highlighted how AI will likely impact radiology and become ingrained in daily workflow to help free up the radiologists to collaborate more as a doctor's doctor. Watch an interview with Rao in the VIDEO: RSNA President Says Artificial Intelligence is Hottest Tech Advancement in Radiology.


Enterprise Imaging | December 14, 2018

ITN Editor Dave Fornell and ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr share their insights on the new technology and vendors highlighting enterprise imaging (EI) products during their coverage of Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA)  2018 meeting. 

Watch the "VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial Intelligence" to hear insights from Fornell and Freiherr on the hottest technology trend in radiology at RSNA 2018.

Find more RSNA coverage



Artificial Intelligence | December 13, 2018

ITN Editor Dave Fornell and ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr share their insights on the vendors showing artificial intelligence (AI) products or works-in-progress for this key trend during their coverage of  the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting.

Watch the "VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Enterprise Imaging" to hear insights from Fornell and Freiherr on the newest generation enterprise imaging technology at RSNA 2018.

Find more RSNA coverage



Cybersecurity | December 06, 2018

Anton S. Becker, M.D., radiology resident at the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland, discusses the long-term risks of cyberattacks on medical imaging data at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting.

Radiation Therapy | December 06, 2018

Radiation therapy has become increasingly effective and safe as vendors continue to innovate technologies that benefit the patient. At ASTRO 2018, this patient-centric approach was exemplified and demonstrated not only in ways that match treatments to patients, but in how technologies can adjust to patient movement and anatomical changes, and to increase the precision of treatments. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr showcases several new technologies that are helping to advance this field.

For additional patient-centered care coverage, see:

Conversations with Greg Freiherr: The Accuray Philosophy

ASTRO Puts Patients First

Radiation Oncology | November 30, 2018

Accuray's philosophy is to personalize treatments to exactly fit the patient. Senior Director of Marketing Andrew Delao explains this philosophy in a conversation with Greg Freiherr at ASTRO 2018.

Advanced Visualization | November 30, 2018

This is an example of the FDA-cleared OpenSight augmented reality (AR) system for surgical planning from NovaRad at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting. It uses a Hololens headset to register an overlay of the patient’s MR or Ct scan in the patient. The operator can use hand movements to slice through and manipulate the images.

The vendor gained an FDA indication for AR to be used in surgical planning in 2018. NovaRad is working with the FDA for a second indication for use of the AR in the operating room during procedures.

This video is jerky, slightly misaligned and the hand movements did not always respond because itwas shot with an iPhone inside the visor. The image quality and hand movements are much better when actually wearing it on your head and aligned for the specific user.

Read more about this technology


Related VR and AR Content:

VIDEO: Using Virtual and Augmented Reality to Examine Brain Anatomy and Pathology at MD Anderson

Virtual Reality Boosts Revenues and Patient Understanding

Augmented Reality is Taking Over Radiology Training

VIDEO: Augmented Reality for Surgical Planning Example

Philips and Microsoft Showcase Augmented Reality for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies

Reimagining Brain Surgery 

VR in the OR 

Radiologist Uses Virtual Reality as Interventional Radiology Teaching Tool 


Artificial Intelligence | November 28, 2018

This is an example of how artificial intelligence (AI) can help improve patient care by pulling together patient data from numerous sources and then select medical records that are specific to a patient’s diagnosis and treatment for a defined disease state. This is Siemens’ AI-Pathway Companion introduced at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting. In this examples. A prostate cancer patient has all their data on a single time line that can be accessed by single clicks on the points to open reports, images, procedures or labs.

At the end of the time line it integrates AI driven clinical decision support that recommends the next course of action based on clinical guidelines. The guidelines cited can also be opened for review by the clinician.


Artificial Intelligence | November 28, 2018

Here is an example of how artificial intelligence (AI) is helping radiologists with faster workflow to improve care. This example from the Philips Illumeo system shows a spine CT and how the radiologist can use the tool bar to gain one-click, immediate access to three prior CT studies that will open with the exact slate slice view and orientation as the current exam. This was shown at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting.

Read more in the article “How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging.”

Watch the VIDEO AI Technogy Report from RSNA 2017.


Information Technology | November 08, 2018

Deployed on Microsoft Azure, GE Healthcare’s iCenter is a secure, cloud-based tool that provides visibility to asset service and utilization data, with 24x7 access. Watch the video below and visit Booth #7334 at RSNA 2018 to see how GE Healthcare and Microsoft are elevating radiology, together.

ASTRO | November 08, 2018

ITN Editor Dave Fornell took a tour of some of the most innovative technologies on display on the expo floor at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2018 conference. The overview includes new technologies for proton therapy, MRI-guded radiation therapy, PET-guided radiotherapy, brachytherapy, SRS quality assurance, 3-D printing and mobile connectivity to the oncology information system.

Find links to all the ASTRO 2018 latebreakers, key news and VIDEOS in the article "Late-breaking Radiation Therapy Clinical Trials at ASTRO 2018."

Radiation Oncology | November 06, 2018

Genomics can be used to assess a patient's radiosensitivity, which can be used to increase or decrease the radiation that needs to be delivered to treat the tumor and spare surrounding healthy tissue. Javier Torres-Roca, M.D., associate professor of radiation oncology, Moffit Cancer Center, and co-founder of the genomics company Cvergenx, spoke on this topic at the ASTRO 2018 conference

Find more news, videos and late-breating studies from ASTRO 2018.



Flat Panel Displays | September 26, 2018

Leveraging years of industry-leading expertise in flat-panel display technology, LG Business Solutions has expanded their medical imaging device portfolio of the most accurate displays possible.

Treatment Planning | August 28, 2018

A discussion with Kevin Moore, Ph.D., DABR, deputy director of medical physics and associate professor, University of California San Diego, about his daily clinical use of an artificial intelligence treatment planning software. He spoke on this at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2018 meeting.

Also watch the VIDEO: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Radiation Therapy — an interview with Steve Jiang, Ph.D.

Find other videos and coverage from AAPM 2018

Artificial Intelligence | August 23, 2018

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) President Vijay Rao, M.D., the David C. Levin professor and chair of radiology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, spoke to ITN at the 2018 AAPM meeting. She said artificial intelligence is by far the most impactful new technology in radiology and it will be by far be one of the hottest topics at the 2018 RSNA annual meeting.



Radiomics | August 09, 2018

A discussion with Martin Vallieres, Ph.D., post-doctoral fellow at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2018 meeting. He explains radiomics and how it can be used in both medical imaging and radiation therapy. 

Read the related article "Hidden Information Behind Imaging Tests for Cancer May Unlock New Approaches to Radiation Therapy."

Read the related article "Computer Program Beats Physicians at Brain Cancer Diagnoses."

For other AAPM 2018 videos and coverage

Clinical Decision Support | August 03, 2018

Sheila Sferrella, president of Regents Health Resources and Bill Finerfrock, president of Capitol Associates, discuss the latest updates to clinical decision support (CDS)/appropriate use criteria (AUC) requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Sferrella is the chair and Finerfrock is a member of the AHRA Regulatory Affairs Committee.

Watch the related VIDEO Clinical Decision Support of the Future

Watch part 2 of the conversation with Sferrella and Finerfrock on the CR to DR transition

Watch part 3 on site-neutral payment

Radiology Business | August 02, 2018

Angelic Bush, CRA, FAHRA, president of the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA), and Bill Algee, AHRA president-elect, discuss the key themes of the 2018 AHRA annual meeting and how radiology can define its value in a patient-centered care environment.

Artificial Intelligence | August 01, 2018

A discussion with Steve Jiang, Ph.D., director of the medical artificial intelligence and automation lab and vice-chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern. He spoke in sessions at AAPM 2018 about how AI will change treatment planning, radiation oncology and medical imaging.

Watch the VIDEO: Real-world Implementation of Deep Learning for Treatment Planning — a discussion with Kevin Moore, Ph.D., DABR, deputy director of medical physics and associate professor, University of California San Diego, about his daily clinical use of an artificial intelligence treatment planning software. 

Other coverage from the AAPM 2018 meeting.



Patient Engagement | June 04, 2018

At SIIM 2018, Alexander J. Towbin, M.D., Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Neil D. Johnson Chair of Radiology Informatics, Associate Chief of Radiology Informatics, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, discusses the meaning of patient engagement and describes some of the patient engagement initiatives that he has seen successfully implemented in various practices.

Watch another VIDEO interview with Towbin "Translational and Reproducible Research in Medical Imaging."

Read the article "Essentials of Pediatric Imaging" with input from Towbin.


Artificial Intelligence | May 25, 2018

Change Healthcare is looking at how to apply AI into enterprise imaging by using algorithms to change data into knowledge. For more information go to

Artificial Intelligence | May 24, 2018

ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr interviews Eliot Siegel, M.D., radiology professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of Imaging Services at the VA Maryland Health Care System.

It’s ridiculous to think that in the coming two decades, artificial intelligence will replace radiologists, says AI expert Eliot Siegel, M.D. Even if AI got good at reading medical images, “radiologists do much more than that,” he says.

In the accompanying video interview, Siegel, a radiology professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of Imaging Services at the VA Maryland Health Care System, will highlight these and other reasons why it’s ridiculous to think computers will replace radiologists. He’ll discuss them during a SIIM debate on the subject June 2 that will include Bradley J. Erickson, M.D., associate research chair in the radiology department at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. 

AI might not replace radiologists, but it could radically change the practice of radiology in just a few years, he says. During a SIIM session June 1, Siegel will moderate discussions among executives from several companies, including GE Healthcare and newcomer Aidoc, who will look at radiology AI applications and roadmap how these and future applications will incorporate AI. 

One thing is for sure, says Siegel: AI is going to dramatically increase radiologists’ use of lab data, genomics and digital pathology. Several of these data types may become integral parts of reading oncologic images, according to Siegel, who will provide details at SIIM May 31 in “Point-of-Care Precision Medicine: Real-time Radiomics-Genomics in the Reading Room.”

Editor’s note: This pre-SIIM video interview is the first in a series of three by Greg Freiherr. The series features industry luminaries discussing key issues associated with the upcoming SIIM conference. The first interview, Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging Strategy featuring Kim Garriott, can be viewed here.

Related Video: ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane discusses "Machine Learning and the Future of Radiology" with Eliot Siegel at SIIM 2017.

Enterprise Imaging | May 22, 2018

ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr interviews Kim Garriott, Principal Consultant, Logicalis

The rapidly expanding volume of unstructured data, exemplified by medical images, underscores the need to develop an enterprise imaging strategy, says Kim Garriott, principal consultant at Logicalis, a global provider of IT solutions and managed services.

In the accompanying video interview, Garriott explains how the combination of these two may form a convincing argument for the leadership of your organization to move forward with enterprise imaging.

On June 1, at the upcoming SIIM 2018 convention, she will co-host the continuing education session “Achieving Enterprise Imaging Maturity,” during which she and the HIMSS-SIIM Workgroup will present the new Digital Imaging Adoption Maturity Model. DIAM, as it is called, is designed to support real-time collaboration and patient-centric care by providing a method to address enterprise-wide imaging challenges. 

When developing an enterprise imaging strategy, organizations must consider their specific needs, which are characterized in “use cases.” Garriott, who is the global chair of the HIMSS analytic DIAM Development team and co-chair of the HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Workgroup, explains that these use cases constitute one very important element of the enterprise imaging strategy. Another is construction of a “data governance model.” This model is needed to guide the capture of data and is essential to the success of enterprise imaging.

Editor’s Note: This pre-SIIM video interview is the first in a series of three by ITN Contributing Editor, Greg Freiherr. The series features industry luminaries discussing key issues associated with the upcoming SIIM conference.

Related Video: ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis discusses, "Enterprise Imaging and the Digital Imaging Adoption Model" with Kim Garriott at HIMSS 2018.

Enterprise Imaging | April 25, 2018

Organizations who are embarking on an enterprise imaging journey share many of the same questions and concerns regarding how to best optimize workflow across providers, departments and facilities; which technologies will provide the best fit for achieving the future vision; and how to maximize value and accelerate return on investment by driving adoption and improving satisfaction among providers and healthcare consumers (patients).

We, Paragon Consulting Partners LLC (PCP Imaging), are a team of passionate healthcare professionals that bring over 100 years of collective clinical, technical and business leadership experience within the healthcare IT and imaging informatics industries. In this video we address the key challenges and considerations faced by organizations undertaking an Enterprise Imaging journey, and how a trusted partner can contribute valuable expertise and guidance that enable healthcare organizations and vendors of any size to successfully tackle even their most challenging enterprise imaging initiatives. For more information, visit

Technology Reports | April 01, 2018

ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 annual meeting.  AI was by far the hottest topic in sessions and on the expo floor at RSNA 2017. Here are links to related deep learning, machine learning coverage:

Why AI By Any Name Is Sweet For Radiology

Value in Radiology Takes on Added Depth at RSNA 2017

VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017

VIDEO: Deep Learning is Key Technology Trend at RSNA 2017

VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of Radiology

VIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging

How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging

Clinical Decision Support | March 22, 2018

Jonathan Teich, M.D., chief medical information officer for InterSystems, discusses the growth of clinical decision support in the United States, what he believes will drive further growth and the ways it may be used in the future

Enterprise Imaging | March 22, 2018

Kim Garriott, principal consultant, healthcare solutions, at Logicalis Healthcare Solutions, describes the remaining obstacles to enterprise imaging adoption and explains how the new DIAM for Enterprise Imaging, launched at HIMSS18, can provide a roadmap for future technology adoption.


Related Enterprise Imaging Content:

RSNA Technology Report 2017: Enterprise Imaging

VIDEO: Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2017

VIDEO: Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging Strategy

Five Steps for Better Diagnostic Image Management

Enterprise Imaging to Account for 27 Percent of Imaging Market

VIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Workgroup

VIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System

Flat Panel Displays | February 21, 2018

This 5 megapixel, high-brightness color monitor has the high-definition display necessary for breast imaging. It combines ease-of-use, such as a narrow bezel design to help your eyes swiftly move from one monitor to another, with new functions to help you focus on your work and maintain high performance.

Read more about the display and its FDA clearance in the article "Eizo RadiForce RX560 Monitor Receives FDA 510(k) for Tomosynthesis and Digital Mammography."

Pediatric Imaging | February 14, 2018

ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis demonstrates several mobile apps designed to help pediatric patients learn what an MRI exam is like to help calm their fears and make it easier to conduct the exam. Read the article "Pediatric MRI Calming Techniques"