Category: Radiology

Perfusion MRI Shows CPAP Healing the Brains of Apnea Patients

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, induces certain changes in the Mean Diffusivity (MD) and Fractional Anisotropy (FA) in the brain, which indicates microstructural changes. Both occur in language, sensory-motor functions, and cognition. CPAP treatment leads to brain perfusion, which increases cerebral blood flow (CBF) as well as cerebral blood volume (CBV). It is an […]

fMRI and Fetal Gender Brains

Male and female human brains tend to go in separate directions right from the womb. In a recent study published in the April edition of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, researchers have revealed that functional connectivity is different between sexes from the very early stages of neurodevelopment. Resting-state functional MRI or fMRI was used to image the […]

Make Way for the Millennials-or Else

The new generation believes in endless opportunities offered by the digital world of mobile phones, hi-tech gadgets, and social media. Being the torchbearers of an ever-evolving digital world, they are probably more dependent on technology than any other generation. As a result, the directors of radiology residency programs are focusing on varied methods of training […]

Debate on AI Ethics

While Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an important turning point in radiology, the ethical aspects are debatable. The American College of Radiology (ACR) together with the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and other imaging societies together published a draft document entailing the future of AI and its ethical uses. The European Society of Radiology, European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics, RSNA, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and Canadian […]

Imaging Technique Provides Insight into Speech Development

Our speech development is affected by numerous factors, including the pathway of the brain. What we hear and derive affects individual language development significantly. A research team from New York University used different imaging techniques to determine the effect of the brain’s pathways and its contribution to speech development. Published on March 4, the research […]

The Ethics of AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is undoubtedly beneficial. It has improved patient outcomes and made radiology more efficient. However, some great challenges remain and researchers believe that AI cannot be trusted completely. Global imaging societies and their representatives are collaborating on a   live document outlining a clear set of AI ethics to be used in radiology. In order to prove the point of ethical guidance about AI, major radiology organizations from America, Canada, and Europe have jointly drafted the Ethics of AI in Radiology for the community. The American College of Radiology published the consensus draft document, which was co-authored by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), […]

Can CDS Reduce Waste?

There is a growing concern about the overuse of healthcare resources, which includes imaging. Researchers are on a mission to determine if a clinical decision support (CDS) tool can help less experienced clinicians reduce inappropriate use of imaging. A study conducted by a single institution analyzed over 5000 CT and MRI imaging orders collected before […]

Analytics Can Be Used to Increase Report Turnaround Time

The use of medical imaging has grown exponentially over the past decades, and so has the workload of radiology. However, analytics-driven worklists could help musculoskeletal practices in terms of faster MRI read times. According to a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology on February 26, 2019, it could also reduce potential burnout. The […]

Do We Need AI Guidelines for Healthcare?

Artificial Intelligence along with other new technologies is making a breakthrough in healthcare and medicine. After the development of some unique guidelines, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) are of certain that AI is the most advanced and effective technology that can boost healthcare. However, before the technology is widely acclaimed […]

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