A team from Singapore demonstrated that an object detection convolutional neural network (CNN) could accurately detect and localize fractures on wrist x-rays, according to a Jan. 30 study published in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. The method may be more verifiable than traditional CNNs.

RSNA has published the first issue of its new online journal, Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.

Hospitalized women with ischemic stroke are less likely than men to be evaluated by stroke specialists and receive specialized imaging scans and other diagnostic testing in hospitals, according to research being presented at this year's American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference in Honolulu.

Despite the best current recommendations advocating women avoid mammograms before elective breast surgery, a large number of women still undergo pre-surgical screening, reported authors of a study published in JAMA Surgery. The unnecessary imaging may drive up healthcare costs and lead to unneeded tests.

“We believe that people should be able to play a more active role in managing their well-being,” Apple COO, Jeff Williams, said in a prepared statement. “As we learn over time, the goal is to make more customized recommendations that will help members accomplish their goals and live healthier lives.”

A team of U.S. researchers used fMRI to discover that a lack of sleep can reduce the brain's ability to combat pain, according to a Jan. 28 study published in the journal JNeurosci.

The Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) mandating the use of a clinical decision support (CDS) system when ordering advanced imaging tests could affect up to six million emergency department visits annually, according to estimates published in a Jan. 29 Radiology study. The law is set to go into effect in January 2020.