ESOR Foundation Course on Artificial Intelligence in Radiology, January 30-31, 2020 (Rome/Italy)
Training level: Residents and young radiologists who wish to familiarise themselves with Artificial Intelligence. Special focus: To learn the basis of AI and radiomics and to illustrate what their professional impact will be on ethics, workflow and education.
MR elastography vs US-based elastography techniques
This prospective, dual-center study compares liver stiffness measurements obtained by three elastographic techniques, using histology as a gold standard. MR Elastography yields higher diagnostic accuracy than transient elastography and point shear-wave elastography. (Eur Radiol).
Imaging in peripheral neuropathy
This prospective study investigates the role of imaging in diagnosing peripheral mononeuropathy using high-resolution ultrasound and MR neurography, and taking electrodiagnostic findings as a gold standard. Proton density fat-saturated MR sequence had the highest sensitivity, while T1 MR sequence had the highest specificity. High-resolution ultrasound might serve as a screening tool. (Insights Imaging).
Semiautomated body fat segmentation: operator dependability
This study evaluates the inter- and intra - observer variation of semiautomated body composition segmentation of abdominal CT images in both healthy and diabetic subjects. It discloses high reproducibility and a very low level of operator dependability. (Eur Radiol Exp).
AI adding value
The AI blog spoke with founder and CEO of icometrix, Wim Van Hecke, on the state of AI. This technology has become valuable in its ability to improve workflow, but its efficiency depends on reliable data on which to train.
Read more on AI tools, related challenges, and much more by clicking here.
4D-CT in wrist kinematics and pathology
This article provides a critical overview of the role of 4D CT in the assessment of wrist kinematics and its ability to diagnose pathology. The advantages of the technique and its current problems are addressed. (Bone Joint J).
Contrast-enhanced transrectal ultrasound in prostate cancer
This study evaluates the diagnostic accuracy of contrast-enhanced transrectal US in patients with prostate cancer, using radical prostatectomy specimens as the gold standard. (Urology).
ESR and EIBIR to launch Seed Grants for researchers
Together with the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR), the ESR launched a new seed funding programme for innovative one-year projects and pilot studies on AI or cardiac imaging.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2020 (11:59 am CET)
AlternativesToGD project kicks-off at EIBIR offices
EIBIR is pleased to announce the start of the AlternativesToGD project. During the next three years, the project will develop a new class of gadolinium-free contrast agents for MR imaging, which are safe and completely washed out after injection.
The consortium consists of 10 partners with expertise in the development of MR imaging and contrast agent development.