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Feature | Mobile C-Arms | July 08, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
Moblie C-arms have seen several advances over the past decade, moving toward digital flat panel detectors, improved...
At the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting, new artificial intelligence (AI) software to assist with radiotherapy treatment planning systems was highlighted. The goal of the AI-based systems is to save staff time, while still allowing clinicians to do the final patient review. 
Feature | Treatment Planning | July 08, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
At the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting, new artificial intelligence (AI) software to...
A 3-D ultrasound system provides an effective, noninvasive way to estimate blood flow that retains its accuracy across different equipment, operators and facilities, according to a study published in the journal Radiology.

Volume flow as a function of color flow gain (at a single testing site). For each row the color flow c-plane and the computed volume flow are shown as a function of color flow gain. The c-plane is shown for four representative gain levels, whereas the computed volume flow is shown for 12–17 steps across the available gain settings. Flow was computed with (solid circles on the graphs) and without (hollow circles on the graphs) partial volume correction. Partial volume correction accounts for pixels that are only partially inside the lumen. Therefore, high gain (ie, blooming) does not result in overestimation of flow. Systems 1 and 2 converge to true flow after the lumen is filled with color pixel. System 3 is nearly constant regarding gain and underestimates the flow by approximately 17%. Shown are mean flow estimated from 20 volumes, and the error bars show standard deviation. Image courtesy of the journal Radiology

News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 01, 2020
July 1, 2020 — A 3-D ultrasound system provides an effective, noninvasive way to estimate blood flow that retains its...
R2* maps of healthy control participants and participants with Alzheimer disease. R2* maps are windowed between 10 and 50 sec21. Differences in iron concentration in basal ganglia are too small to allow visual separation between patients with Alzheimer disease and control participants, and iron levels strongly depend on anatomic structure and subject age. Image courtesy of Radiological Society of North America

R2* maps of healthy control participants and participants with Alzheimer disease. R2* maps are windowed between 10 and 50 sec21. Differences in iron concentration in basal ganglia are too small to allow visual separation between patients with Alzheimer disease and control participants, and iron levels strongly depend on anatomic structure and subject age. Image courtesy of Radiological Society of North America

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | July 01, 2020
July 1, 2020 — Researchers using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have found that iron accumulation in the outer layer...
Thoracic findings in a 15-year-old girl with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). (a) Chest radiograph on admission shows mild perihilar bronchial wall cuffing. (b) Chest radiograph on the third day of admission demonstrates extensive airspace opacification with a mid and lower zone predominance. (c, d) Contrast-enhanced axial CT chest of the thorax at day 3 shows areas of ground-glass opacification (GGO) and dense airspace consolidation with air bronchograms. (c) This conformed to a mosai

Thoracic findings in a 15-year-old girl with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). (a) Chest radiograph on admission shows mild perihilar bronchial wall cuffing. (b) Chest radiograph on the third day of admission demonstrates extensive airspace opacification with a mid and lower zone predominance. (c, d) Contrast-enhanced axial CT chest of the thorax at day 3 shows areas of ground-glass opacification (GGO) and dense airspace consolidation with air bronchograms. (c) This conformed to a mosaic pattern with a bronchocentric distribution to the GGO (white arrow, d) involving both central and peripheral lung parenchyma with pleural effusions (black small arrow, d). image courtesy of Radiological Society of North America

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 26, 2020
June 26, 2020 — In recent weeks, a multisystem hyperinflammatory condition has emerged in children in association with...
n support of Mayo Clinic’s digital health and practice transformation initiatives, the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has initiated an enterprise-wide digital pathology implementation of the Sectra digital slide review and image storage and management system to enable digital pathology. 
News | Enterprise Imaging | June 26, 2020
June 26, 2020 —  In support of Mayo Clinic’s digital health and practice transformation initiatives, the Mayo Clinic...
 Accuray Incorporated announced the company has launched the CyberKnife S7 System, an innovative device combining speed, advanced precision and real-time artificial intelligence (AI)-driven motion tracking and synchronization treatment delivery for all stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) treatments — in as little as 15 minutes.
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | June 26, 2020
June 26, 2020 — Accuray Incorporated announced the company has launched the CyberKnife S7 System, an innovative device...
Visage announces cloud implementation, Visage 7 Workflow and semantic annotations
News | Enterprise Imaging | June 26, 2020
June 26, 2020 — Visage Imaging, Inc. announced the latest version of the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform, Visage 7...
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the RSNA COVID-19 AI Task Force today announced the launch of the RSNA International COVID-19 Open Radiology Database (RICORD). RICORD is envisioned as the largest open database of anonymized COVID-19 medical images in the world.
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 25, 2020
June 25, 2020 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the RSNA COVID-19 AI Task Force today announced...
Members of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) shared their concerns, insights and predictions with their Society to help in understanding the needs of radiologists during and following the global pandemic.

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 24, 2020
June 24, 2020 — Members of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) shared their concerns, insights and...
Stephen M. Hahn, M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration

Stephen M. Hahn, M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 23, 2020
June 23, 2020 — On June 23, 2020, Stephen M. Hahn, M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drugs, released a statement regarding...
Two leading organizations join forces to drive future telehealth strategies across hospital settings into the home propelled by COVID-19
News | Teleradiology | June 18, 2020
June 18, 2020 — Philips announced it has once again joined forces with the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) to...
Philips connects oncologists and pathologists around the world to MD Anderson’s Precision Oncology Decision Support (PODS) system of actionable clinical information

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News | Clinical Decision Support | June 16, 2020
June 16, 2020 — Philips and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announced a collaboration to provide...
Axial FLAIR in four different COVID-19 patients. A) 58-year old man with impaired consciousness: FLAIR hyperintensities located in the left medial temporal lobe. B) 66-year old man with impaired consciousness: FLAIR ovoid hyperintense lesion located in the central part of the splenium of the corpus callosum. C) 71-year old woman with pathological wakefulness after sedation: extensive and confluent supratentorial white matter FLAIR hyperintensities (arrows). Association with leptomeningeal enhancement (stars

Axial FLAIR in four different COVID-19 patients. A) 58-year old man with impaired consciousness: FLAIR hyperintensities located in the left medial temporal lobe. B) 66-year old man with impaired consciousness: FLAIR ovoid hyperintense lesion located in the central part of the splenium of the corpus callosum. C) 71-year old woman with pathological wakefulness after sedation: extensive and confluent supratentorial white matter FLAIR hyperintensities (arrows). Association with leptomeningeal enhancement (stars) D) 61-year old man with confusion: hyperintense lesions involving both middle cerebellar peduncles. Image courtesy of the journal Radiology

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 16, 2020
June 16, 2020 — Current data on central nervous system (CNS) involvement in COVID-19 is uncommon but growing,...
New software version for Vantage Orian 1.5T also offers cybersecurity solutions to protect patient data
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 15, 2020
June 15, 2020 — Hospitals and institutions are continually looking for ways to improve diagnostic imaging throughput,...
 Samsung announced the immediate availability of the RS85 Prestige, the latest addition to the company’s portfolio of ultrasound systems.
News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 11, 2020
June 11, 2020 — Samsung announced the immediate availability of the RS85 Prestige, the latest addition to the company’s...
A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides recommendations for radiation therapy to treat patients with nonmetastatic cervical cancer.
News | Radiation Therapy | June 10, 2020
June 10, 2020 — A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides...
Stephen M. Hahn, M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration, discussed The COVID-19 Pandemic — Finding Solutions, Applying Lessons Learned, on June 1

Stephen M. Hahn, M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 05, 2020
June 5, 2020 — The following speech was delivered by Stephen M. Hahn, M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and...
Chief among the myriad practical updates to minimize risks for patients and imaging personnel alike is a tiered approach for delaying both outpatient and inpatient cross-sectional interventional procedures

For procedural delays that will not adversely affect patient outcome, Fananapazir and colleagues proposed the following tiered approach for both outpatient and inpatient scenarios: urgent procedures, procedures that should be performed within 2 weeks, procedures that should be performed within 2 months, and procedures that can safely be delayed 2 or 6 months. Courtesy of American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 05, 2020
June 5, 2020 — An open-access article in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) details myriad practical updates...
According to a recent report by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, artificial intelligence (AI) should be used to expand the role of chest X-ray imaging — using computed tomography, or CT —  in diagnosing and assessing coronavirus infection so that it can be more than just a means of screening for signs of COVID-19 in a patient's lungs.

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 04, 2020
June 4, 2020 — According to a recent report by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, artificial intelligence (AI) should...