ImageBiopsy Lab debuts software to detect spine fractures on CT
Vienna-based Image Biopsy Lab is debuting Flamingo, the latest module of its IB Lab Zoo automated analysis musculoskeletal software platform.IB Lab Flamingo analyzes CT images of the upper extremities and the spine for the detection and classification of osteoporotic fractures of the spine. The fully automated software identifies vertebral compression and asymptomatic spinal fractures in CT scans which may have been overlooked.Global pharmaceutical firm UCB developed IB Lab Flamingo's deep-learning computational model which is being integrated into the family of IB Lab Zoo orthopedic AI software modules designed to automat...
Source: Headlines - December 1, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: staff writers Tags: Industry News Musculoskeletal Radiology Source Type: news

Delhi HC upholds rejection of Wipro GE Healthcare's CT scan bid over Chinese manufacturer link
The Delhi High Court upheld the government's rejection of Wipro GE Healthcare's CT scan machine bid due to a Chinese manufacturer's association, breaching mandatory eligibility conditions. The court highlighted Wipro's failure to provide proper authorization, revealing their bid in its name without meeting crucial criteria. Referencing a Finance Ministry order allowing bids from countries bordering India, the court dismissed Wipro's plea, stressing minimal judicial interference in tenders and emphasizing the Chinese manufacturer's linkage evident in submitted documents. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life with epilepsy: A young adult ’s inspiring journey to seizure freedom
In 2020, Aaron Pura was training at the police academy in High Point, North Carolina, and was excited about his future. Then, he had his first seizure. Ten days later, he had another one. He saw his family medicine physician, who referred him to a neurologist at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. The neurologist ran an electroencephalogram (EEG) and computed tomography (CT) scan. Pura was diagnosed with epilepsy in July 2020, just three days after his 22nd birthday. “I knew things were going… (Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2023 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Cumulative Radiation Dose From CT in Young People Linked to Malignancy Risk
TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2023 -- Cumulative radiation dose to the bone marrow as a result of computed tomography (CT) examinations in individuals aged younger than 22 years is associated with an increased risk for subsequent hematological malignancies,... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - November 28, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mass General Brigham to build AI products with Australian health tech company
MGB and plan to build AI radiology imaging tools, which can quickly scan X-rays and CT scans to alert clinicians to any health complications faster. (Source: Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 28, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cassie McGrath Source Type: news

What are the benefits of using an AI server downstream of PACS?
CHICAGO -- Among the imaging informatics sessions at RSNA 2023 are innovations designed to reduce the barriers of running AI algorithms in everyday radiology. To that end, research at the University of Pennsylvania suggests starting with an AI server. “For radiologists, we need AI to be fast … unobtrusive … and verifiable. We want AI results ready by the time we open a study,” explained presenter Neil Chatterjee, MD, PhD. “From the IT or enterprise point of view, we want AI that is secure,” he said, emphasizing fast outputs, smooth integration, and adhering to standards such as DICOM and HL7.Neil Chatterjee, MD...
Source: Headlines - November 28, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Liz Carey Tags: Enterprise Imaging PACS/VNA RSNA 2023 Source Type: news

Man didn't realise chopsticks were lodged in his brain
A man had chopsticks shoved up his nose and lodged into his brain for five months but had no idea. The man from Vietnam was rushed to the emergency room after suffering with severe headaches, fluid discharge and loss of vision, and medics carried out a CT scan. They discovered broken chopsticks…#vietnam #ct #marks #spanish #telegraph #paellacroquetas #spain #simonhunter #naturalhistorymuseum #profsararussell (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI Interpretation of CCTA: Inflammation as CV Risk Factor AI Interpretation of CCTA: Inflammation as CV Risk Factor
With the help of AI, arterial inflammation measured with coronary computed tomography angiography can predict fatal and nonfatal events in patients with nonobstructive CAD.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

F-18 fluciclovine PET/CT detects metastatic breast cancer
In this study, Mushtaq and colleagues enrolled 20 women with new or suspected recurrent ILC from a previous trial at Emory University. Patients had undergone PET/CT scans after IV administration of F-18 fluciclovine and Ga-68 PSMA on separate days. For comparison, conventional imaging included CT or bone scans in 13 patients and F-18 FDG-PET in seven patients.An image from Mushtaq's presentation showing a comparison between PET radiotracers in a patient with ILC. Image courtesy of Aliza Mushtaq, MD, Emory University.Three experts assessed radiotracer uptake per patient as well as in three regions per patient: ipsilateral a...
Source: Headlines - November 27, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Molecular Imaging Breast Imaging 2023 Source Type: news

FDA clears 4DMedical CT LVAS lung function scanning software
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) clearance to 4DMedical for CT LVAS, its advanced lung function imaging software. CT LVAS software processes existing CT scans using sophisticated algorithms derived from aerospace technology. The software measures lung ventilation in tens of thousands of locations in the lungs. The Regional Ventilation Visualizations provide region-specific ventilation at deep inspiratory breath hold for a midcoronal slice and three axial slices (upper, middle, and lower). The regional ventilation data is quantified in lung volume change and regional lung ventilation heterogene...
Source: Headlines - November 27, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: staff writers Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

AI plus CT calculates cardiothoracic ratio for high risk patients
CHICAGO -- A fully automated AI algorithm designed to opportunistically screen for enlarged heart, or cardiomegaly, on routine chest and abdominal CT exams was highly predictive of future cardiovascular events, according to research presented November 26 at RSNA 2023.Presenter Steven Rothenberg, MD, of the University of Alabama in Birmingham, said calculating the cardiothoracic ratio (CTR) was most useful for opportunistic screening of cardiomegaly on cross-sectional imaging.“We hypothesized that a suite of fully automated algorithms that quantifies the cardiothoracic ratio would predict future cardiovascular events,” ...
Source: Headlines - November 27, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Liz Carey Tags: CT Cardiovascular Radiology Cardiac Imaging 2023 Source Type: news

AI algorithm helps determine status of small renal lesions
CHICAGO -- A deep-learning AI algorithm designed to determine the malignancy status of renal lesions less than 4 cm could reduce overtreatment and undertreatment of kidney cancer, according to research presented November 26 at RSNA 2023.The AI functions by taking a preoperative CT scan as input, localizes the tumor region by segmenting it, and then predicts the probability of malignancy in a fully automated fashion, according to Aakanksha Rana, PhD, of Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, NJ.“The outcome was good given our small dataset,” Rana said, adding that there is much work to be done. “It’s very surprising to...
Source: Headlines - November 26, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Liz Carey Tags: Resources Conference RSNA 2023 Source Type: news

Alara offers free software for MPFS quality measure compliance
Alara Imaging is offering free HIPAA and SOC-II certified software to help physicians and health systems comply with a new radiation dose quality measure included in the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule for 2024. CMS published the rule on November 2. It specifies the adoption of a new quality measure into the diagnostic radiology set of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) called Excessive Radiation Dose or Inadequate Image Quality for Diagnostic Computed Tomography (CT) in Adults, with the goal of improving patient safety by optimizing CT radiation dose. ...
Source: Headlines - November 22, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: staff writers Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

AI model identifies high-risk lung cancer in nonsmokers
In this study, the researchers externally validated the model in a separate group of never-smokers who underwent routine outpatient chest x-rays from 2013 to 2014. The primary outcome was six-year incident lung cancer, identified using International Classification of Disease codes. Risk scores were then converted to low, moderate, and high-risk groups based on externally derived risk thresholds. Of 17,407 patients (mean age 63 years) included in the study, 28% were deemed high risk by the deep learning model, and 2.9% of these patients later had a diagnosis of lung cancer, according to the findings. In addition, the high-...
Source: Headlines - November 22, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: 2023 Source Type: news

Can AI predict treatment response in patients with prostate cancer?
Thursday, November 30 | 1:40 p.m.-1:50 p.m. | R6-SSNMMI08-2 | Room S403AAn AI model based on F-18 DCFPyL PSMA-PET/CT images will be presented here that shows promise for predicting treatment response in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).Despite the widespread adoption of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-PET/CT imaging for prostate cancer, prognostication of patient outcomes remains challenging. The goal of this work was to evaluate the feasibility of a deep-learning model to identify patients at risk for progression based on baseline PSMA-PET, noted Andrew Voter, MD, of Johns H...
Source: Headlines - November 15, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: 2023 Molecular Imaging Preview Source Type: news