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Artificial Intelligence March 2, 2023

RadNet’s Path to AI Profit March 2, 2023

There’s plenty of bold forecasts about imaging AI’s long term potential, but short term projections of when AI startups will reach profitability are rarely disclosed and almost never bold. That’s why RadNet’s quarterly investor calls are proving to be such a valuable bellwether for the business of AI, and its latest briefing was no exception.

Cardiac Imaging February 27, 2023

Creating A Novice Echo Screening Pathway February 27, 2023

We hear a lot about AI’s potential to expand ultrasound to far more users and clinical settings, and a new study suggests that ultrasound’s AI-driven expansion might go far beyond what many had in mind.

Radiology Practices February 20, 2023

A Problem with Private Equity February 20, 2023

The funniest physician on the internet, Dr. Glaucomflecken, sparked quite a debate over private equity’s healthcare impact last week, while bringing a renewed new spotlight on how private equity is affecting radiology.

Advanced Imaging February 16, 2023

Lumitron Raises $20M, Plans to Transform X-Ray February 16, 2023

Lumitron Technologies secured another $20M in funding to expand its manufacturing and commercialization capabilities as it works its way towards launching what it calls the biggest breakthrough in the history of X-ray technology.

Ultrasound February 13, 2023

GE HealthCare Adds Ultrasound Guidance with Caption Health Acquisition February 13, 2023

GE HealthCare took a major step towards expanding its ultrasound systems to new users and settings, acquiring AI guidance startup Caption Health.

Artificial Intelligence February 9, 2023

Radiology NLP’s Efficiency and Accuracy Potential February 9, 2023

The last week brought two high profile studies underscoring radiology NLP’s potential to improve efficiency and accuracy.

Longevity Imaging February 6, 2023

Whole-Body Scanning’s Star Power February 6, 2023

The proactive whole-body scanning segment gained even more celebrity-driven momentum last week with the launch of Neko Health, a Sweden-based startup cofounded by Spotify CEO Daniel Ek.

Artificial Intelligence February 2, 2023

Understanding AI’s Physician Influence February 2, 2023

We spend a lot of time exploring the technical aspects of imaging AI performance, but little is known about how physicians are actually influenced by the AI findings they receive. A new Nature study addresses that knowledge gap, perhaps more directly than any other research to date.

Cardiac Imaging January 30, 2023

Echo AI Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring January 30, 2023

A Cedars-Sinai-led team developed an echocardiography AI model that was able to accurately assess coronary artery calcium buildup, potentially revealing a safer, more economical, and more accessible approach to CAC scoring.

Radiology Reporting January 26, 2023

Incidental Findings and Low-Value Care January 26, 2023

A whopping 15% to 30% of diagnostic imaging exams reveal at least one incidental finding. Each of those findings might seem like blessings to radiology outsiders, but a popular new AJR editorial argues that imaging incidentals are far more likely to drive low-value care.

Artificial Intelligence January 23, 2023

Acute Chest Pain CXR AI January 23, 2023

Patients who arrive at the ED with acute chest pain (ACP) syndrome end up receiving a series of often-negative tests, but a new MGB-led study suggests that CXR AI might make ACP triage more accurate and efficient.

Artificial Intelligence January 19, 2023

Bayer Establishes AI Platform Leadership with Blackford Acquisition January 19, 2023

Six months after becoming radiology’s newest AI platform vendor, Bayer accelerated its path towards AI leadership with its acquisition of Blackford Analysis.

Artificial Intelligence January 15, 2023

CXR AI’s Screening Generalizability Gap January 15, 2023

A new European Radiology study detailed a commercial CXR AI tool’s challenges when used for screening patients with low disease prevalence, bringing more attention to the mismatch between how some AI tools are trained and how they’re applied in the real world.

Artificial Intelligence January 11, 2023

Guerbet’s Big AI Investment January 11, 2023

Guerbet took a big step towards advancing its AI strategy, acquiring a 39% stake in French imaging software company Intrasense, and revealing ambitious future plans for their combined technologies.

Radiology January 8, 2023

Radiology in 2040 January 8, 2023

A new Radiology Journal editorial shared a radical vision for how the specialty will operate in 2040, warning that “seismic” changes will require radiologists to overhaul their roles in order to thrive, or even stay relevant.

Medical Imaging January 5, 2023

Medical Imaging in 2023 January 5, 2023

Welcome to the first Imaging Wire of 2023. For those of you getting started on your annual gameplans, here are some potential imaging trends that you might want to consider.

Medical Imaging December 22, 2022

Medical Imaging in 2022 December 22, 2022

For our final issue of 2022 we’re reflecting on some of the year’s biggest radiology storylines, including some trends that might have a major impact in 2023 and beyond.

Emergency Imaging December 19, 2022

Spotlight on ED Diagnostics December 19, 2022

A new U.S. federal government study made emergency department diagnostic accuracy a mainstream news story, showing that although ED diagnostic errors are somewhat rare, they occur in high volumes and can carry serious consequences.

Artificial Intelligence December 15, 2022

Federated Learning’s Glioblastoma Milestone December 15, 2022

AI insiders celebrated a massive new study highlighting a federated learning AI model’s ability to delineate glioblastoma brain tumors with high accuracy and generalizability, while demonstrating FL’s potential value for rare diseases and underrepresented populations.

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