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Whole body MR surpasses PET/CT and CT for detecting myeloma
Enabling earlier myeloma treatment than other imaging modalities
Total CT scans dropped 20% in 2020 due to COVID-19: IMV report
73 million scans compared to 91.4 million in 2019
Quality improvement program for Medicare could save $433 million in imaging costs
R-SCAN supports collaboration across referrers, radiologists and patients
Nanox and USARAD partner on radiology AI second opinion program
Will include solutions from Zebra Medical, Aidoc and Qure.AI
New X-ray technique estimates amyloid buildup in Alzheimer's disease
The method is expected to provide more information on disease progression and treatment
Three ways radiology departments can improve operations in 2021
Insights from Jeremy Simon, head of Dunlee's OEM Commercial activities in North America, and Jerry Carlson, product support manager for Dunlee
Fewer LDCT lung cancer screenings during COVID-19 associated with increased malignancies
Patients with suspected lung cancer increased from 8% before COVID to 29% after
Evaluating strategic alternatives in a consolidating radiology landscape
Ziegler shares tips for independent radiology group owners
Unprotected servers leave more than 45 million medical images accessible online
The images contain sensitive information of patients in 67 countries
The 10 biggest CT stories of 2020
From cancer screening to improved protocols, CT news in 2020 was mainly about utilization
President-elect Joe Biden undergoes CT scan for hairline fractures to foot
Biden injured his foot when he slipped over Thanksgiving weekend
New technique produces self-learning algorithms for medical imaging
The technique enables users with little to no specialist knowledge to configure self-learning algorithms
Price transparency efforts and healthcare consumerism update at RSNA
Out-of-pocket costs are up 63% over five years, as wages have only increased 11%
Thorough sanitization and PPE are essential for curbing asymptomatic COVID transmission
Asymptomatic patients could go to hospital and transmit infection
Radiology editorial board highlights top research papers of 2020
Many papers focus not just on COVID-19 but other issues investigated by the medical imaging community
The 10 biggest radiography stories of 2020
Novel detectors, increased portability, and improvements to protocol have defined the latest innovations
Imaging in ambulatory surgical centers and office-based labs
Insights from David Pacitti, president and head of the Americas at Siemens Healthineers
Northwestern researchers develop X-ray AI platform for COVID-19 detection
Platform was 10 times faster, 1% – 6% more accurate than thoracic radiologists

X-Ray Features In Print

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Struggles and triumphs in radiology’s COVID-19 era

How can radiologists ramp up responsibly? How will imaging be different in a post-pandemic world?

Radiography market focuses on value in the COVID-19 era

Latest systems offer tube head cameras and intuitive touchscreen displays

Where imaging AI is headed, and the best way to get there

Progress... and a word of caution for weak algorithms and inadequate data sets