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.

GE Health and MedStar Health are collaborating with the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and the Next Gen Basketball Players Union (NBGPU)

NBA partners with GE HealthCare, MedStar Health to gain imaging insights into elite athletes' health

The goal of the study is to obtain quantitative data on how daily training and competing affect players’ musculoskeletal health. The information will be used to inform training, rest and recovery periods. 

May 14, 2024
virtual reality surgical planning

Rad techs helpfully ‘stand in a surgeon’s shoes’ thanks to virtual reality

Johns Hopkins researchers demonstrated the worthiness of the concept this year.

April 23, 2024
gadolinium, GBCAs

When GBCA use in musculoskeletal imaging is and is not appropriate

Although gadolinium-based contrast agents are largely considered safe and are routinely used for MRI exams, experts suggest that providers should still utilize GBCAs sparingly for musculoskeletal studies.

June 14, 2023
metal artifacts on CT

AI algorithm reduces metal artifacts on CT imaging of metallic implants

This is the first study to use paired, real-world clinical CT images to evaluate deep learning-based artifact reduction techniques.

April 28, 2023
spinal cord injury on CT of patient with degenerative spinal changes

CTs of adults with degenerative changes should be met with high suspicion for spinal cord injury following trauma

This is increasingly recognized as a potentially underreported phenomenon, accounting for roughly half of all such injuries in certain populations.

April 24, 2023
pulsed radiofrequency for sciatica

Pulsed radiofrequency procedure could help patients avoid surgery for sciatica

In PRF procedures, a probe is used to intermittently apply energy directly to the dorsal root ganglia, which is often where pain and neurologic symptoms associated with sciatica originate.  

April 7, 2023
vaccine syringe covid-19 coronavirus

Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration: How the latest MRI data describe the condition

 Although rare, SIRVA made its way into headlines following the widespread rollout of COVID vaccines. This prompted a renewed push among the medical community to better define the side effect.

April 4, 2023
Hip skeleton

Traditional methods continue to outperform AI in some orthopedic scenarios

A new meta-analysis suggests that when it comes to hip fractures, AI algorithms do not always live up to their hype. 

March 17, 2023

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Automated AI-generated measurements combined with annotated CT images can improve treatment planning and help referring physicians and patients better understand their disease, explained Sarah Jane Rinehart, MD, director of cardiac imaging with Charleston Area Medical Center.

Two advanced algorithms—one for CAC scores and another for segmenting cardiac chamber volumes—outperformed radiologists when assessing low-dose chest CT scans. 

"Gen AI can help tackle repetitive tasks and provide insights into massive datasets, saving valuable time," Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, said Tuesday. 

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