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    Artificial intelligence (AI) was a key topic at both MEDICA and the RSNA conference this year. But what are its applications in healthcare in general and radiology in particular? And what are the barriers? Dr. Michael Forsting, director of the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology at...

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    The RSNA‘s most recent challenge highlights the potential of machine learning in radiology. The goal? To develop an algorithm for accurately determining bone age from pediatric hand radiographs.   This year’s annual RSNA meeting focused on how artificial intelligence and machine learning (ML) can aid radiologists and...

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    Medical images can help identify cases of intimate partner violence or sexual assault, according to a study presented at the annual RSNA meeting. Reviewing electronic medical records of patients referred to domestic abuse and sexual assault programs from January to October 2016 found common patterns of injury. These...

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    Smartphone addiction creates an imbalance in the brain that can result in a number of side effects, including drowsiness and anxiety, according to a study presented at the annual RSNA meeting. Researchers used standardized tests to measure addiction severity, with questions focusing on the extent to which internet and...

    Dr. Jonathan Morris, a diagnostic and interventional neuroradiologist, is co-director of the 3D printing laboratory at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, and chairman of the 3D Printing Special Interest Group of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). We caught up with him to discuss the rise of 3D printing in...

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    In-home health monitoring is reaching new heights. One of most impressive innovations at Medica 2016 is the Braster, which improves home breast cancer screening. This sleek device acts as a smart, connected thermal camera, able to detect the thermal markers of breast cancer. After a 15-minute self-examination, a woman...

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    Clarius Mobile Health hopes to launch its new wireless ultrasound scanner by late 2016, assuming it receives the FDA’s 510(k) clearance and complies with Health Canada, CE, and other regional regulations. MedicalExpo e-mag asked Dave Willis*, Clarius Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, to describe the innovative...

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    At the Congress for the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) from August 27-31 in Rome, Siemens Healthineers presented what it calls its new “workflow approach” for complex, minimally invasive procedures. The goal is to help cardiologists optimize medical imaging at every stage of cardiology treatment, from diagnosis...

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    A new minimally invasive approach to treat essential tremor through ultrasound waves sent to the brain was approved last July by the FDA. This innovative system has the advantage of avoiding the risks of a brain surgery. But it has an ethical downside: It burns part of the brain cells. And there are no studies yet...

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    Radiologists’ work may soon become a lot more efficient. With inroads in computer vision and deep learning, they will someday use computer algorithms to more efficiently analyze cancer tissue. The field is proceeding slowly but surely. What’s driving the field forward are new capabilities in data storage that, until a...

    MRI machines can take a long time to produce the images needed—sometimes more than an hour. This can be challenging, especially for pediatric patients. To help babies stay perfectly still in the machine, doctors often use anesthesia, which represents an added risk for already fragile patients. To solve this problem,...

    Healcerion, a company based in South Korea, has created an ultrasound system that is no bigger than the transducer itself. The SONON 300C uses a tablet or smartphone as the display, wirelessly transmitting the data to the smart device from where images can be analyzed. This mobile ultrasound device weighs no more than...

    The new Multitom Rax X-ray scanner from Siemens Healthineers enables, for the very first time, full radiographic 3-D-imaging of patients in their natural standing position, thanks to two robotic arms that move around the person. Dr. Lars Hofmann is a physician and is the head of global marketing & product management of...

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    Siemens Healthcare presented its Evar Guidance Engine software application package at the Charing Cross Symposium in London in late April. It is designed to “make work easier for surgeons.” The software is the first automated support for minimally invasive endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms....

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    The Swedish company ContextVision exhibited its range of 2D/3D/4D ultrasound imaging enhancement software at the CMEF Fair, April 17-20 in Shanghai. One of them, GOPiCE 2.0, is the second generation of ContextVision’s 3D/4D image enhancement software. According to the company, it offers ultrasound manufacturers the...

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    The Digital Imaging Adoption Model was presented during the European Congress of Radiology in Vienna in early March. Developed by HIMSS Analytics and the European Society of Radiology, it aims at assessing hospital imaging departments in terms of IT capabilities in order to identify best practices and push the market....

    MRI Made Easy is a free, interactive app for iPhones and iPads designed to teach the principles of MR physics. Presented at the European Congress of Radiology in Vienna in early March, the app comes from the book MRI Made Easy by Prof. Hans H. Schild, from Radiological University Hospital in Bonn, Germany. Reimagined...

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    Hybrid imaging was much in the news during recent major annual radiology events, such as RSNA and ECR. MedicalExpo talked with Dr. Katrine Åhlström Riklund, president of the European Congress of Radiology 2016 and professor of radiology and nuclear medicine at University Hospital of Umeå in Sweden about new trends in...

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    During the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna in early March, AMRA announced its collaboration with GE Healthcare to make available the AMRA Profiler protocol on future GE Healthcare MRI scanners. The AMRA profiler is a cloud-based body composition measurement service which uses images from a rapid,...

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    Using X-rays, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, interventional radiologists and other clinicians can today carry out a number of minimally-invasive procedures that in the past would have required time-consuming and expensive surgery. However, this has also meant that more clinicians are potentially...

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    Accenture and Carestream are currently implementing a joint project in Andalucia, Spain to deploy a picture archiving and communications system (PACS) to electronically capture, view, store and distribute medical imagery (X-ray, MRI, CT and ultrasound) digitally rather than using the old film system. This system will...

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    The French company AdEchoTech has designed MELODY, a robotized tele-echography system that can perform real-time remote ultrasound examinations. The project was initiated in response to medical desertification and the lack of services in isolated areas around the world. A radiology nurse in a local hospital can...

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    The U.S. technology giant IBM is working on new software which aims to become an automated radiology assistant. Its code name is AviCenna, after the 11th century philosopher who wrote a medical encyclopedia. This software examines medical images using a suite of different image-processing algorithms. It can identify...

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    Presented at ArabHealth in Dubai in late January, the newly opened  Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Digital Hospital in the United Arab Emirates biggest city is fully equipped with the latest technology, making it a real hospital of the future. Smart App It starts with the hospital’s app through which a patient can find the...

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    About 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. For decades, mammography screening has been used to diagnose women given the large medical consensus that it reduces breast cancer mortality. Criticism of 2D mammography has grown over...

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    Smartphone medical add-ons are one of the biggest trends in the industry, and a new product from Philips called Lumify integrates a portable ultrasound to offer more flexibility to health professionals whether in the field or at a hospital. Lumify was launched November 19, and was formally unveiled soon after at the...

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    In today’s world, imaging has become highly sophisticated. The use of imaging intelligence is changing the way radiologists look at scans by providing a wealth of information beyond what meets the eye, paving the way toward better diagnosis by processing a wealth of data faster and more efficiently than ever. “At the...

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    Siemens’s Acuson P500 FROSK edition portable ultrasound system provides reliable imaging in a lightweight notebook format. Weighing just 7kg and with a screen measuring 38cm across, the scanner can be carried and positioned anywhere, enabling the clinician to make a fast and accurate diagnosis, even in the most...

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