Orthopedic Imaging

Orthopedic imaging relies on X-ray, MRI and CT to diagnose disorders and injuries affecting the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and spine. Orthopedists also use these test results to create an effective treatment plan.

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The software was put to the test on nearly 5,000 trauma radiographs, assessing for the presence of fractures, dislocations, elbow effusions and focal bone lesions. In some cases, it outperformed radiologists by as many as 82 points. 

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Female authorship in musculoskeletal radiology research has seen a steady climb over the last two decades—a positive trend that is indicative of progress in a field where leadership is largely dominated by males. 


Image sharpness was further improved when sharper reconstruction kernels were used, despite having higher noise levels.

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The findings were discussed today at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine.

Patients who received an injection had an infection rate of 2.2% at 4-month follow-up. In comparison, the infection rate for the general population in Massachusetts was 7.5% during the same period.

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Researchers have developed deep-radiomics-based models capable of predicting osteoporosis with high accuracy and without need for DXA imaging. 

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“These findings emphasize the importance of early recognition of IPV and timely intervention to prevent further harm to the victim,” authors of research published in Academic Radiology cautioned.

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Because sacral insufficiency fractures do not always show a fracture line, they can be difficult to diagnose or even misdiagnosed as bone metastasis, which could result in additional treatments like radio-chemotherapy.

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A study in Lancet Digital Health reports that a previously validated, high performing AI model committed troublesome errors when confronted with atypical anatomy.

Experts urged physicians to take extra protective measures when in the presence of metal protheses during procedures and to be vigilant in shielding their eyes from additional exposure. 

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Research published recently in Radiology found comparable sensitivity and specificity between artificial intelligence and clinicians for fracture detection. 

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Research found that 68% of patients who underwent a GAE procedure experienced significant reductions in pain and improved overall function.

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Ron Blankstein, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, explains recent advances in coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) technology. 

With the elevation of cardiac CT to a 1A indication in the 2021 Chest Pain Guidelines, there has been a large amount of interest in starting coronary artery CT angiography (CCTA) programs. 

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