Medical X-rays have mostly converted from film, to computed radiography (CR) that used individual plates to record each X-ray digitally that then had to be uploaded into a PACS, to what is the standard-of-care today with digital radiography (DR). DR X-ray which allows immediate digital transfer of images into a PACS for immediate review. X-rays are used to diagnose fractures, bone abnormalities, lung pathologies and tumors, as well as monitor pediatric growth, plan for surgery and treat oncology patients during radiation therapy. More detailed anatomical imaging, especially soft tissue imaging, is usually sent for advanced imaging with CT or MRI. X-ray, especially mobile DR systems, are a primary use case for artificial intelligence (AI) integration. 

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Provider of in-home imaging services and 24/7 radiologist access raises $200M

Nashville-based HarmonyCares provides physician-led services to vulnerable patients who cannot travel to traditional healthcare facilities. 

July 9, 2024

Authorities scold provider for failing to relay results from X-ray unearthing deadly lung cancer

An initial exam pinpointed nodules in both of a woman's lungs, but providers failed to promptly relay the results and she died months later. 

May 31, 2024
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AI model for ankle stress radiography could reduce radiologists’ workload by average of 70%

Interpreting such exams can be a “subjective and time-consuming task,” researchers detailed in Academic Radiology.  

May 15, 2024
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Radiology AI startup AZmed raises $16M in series A financing

Founded in 2018, the Paris-based company specializes in software that helps providers pinpoint various abnormalities on standard X-rays. 

February 20, 2024

Imaging chain dramatically improves diagnosis of fractures with AI

SimonMed achieved an 82% improvement in X-ray reading time using the technology. 

December 15, 2023
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SEC reaches $1M settlement with imaging vendor Nanox over misstated cost of flagship device

The company claimed to investors that it could build the machine for as little as $8,000, ignoring higher alternative estimates provided by internal execs.

October 2, 2023

EHR nudge helps health system drop use of unnecessary lumbar X-rays by 53%

Researchers with NYC Health + Hospitals detailed their large-scale quality improvement project in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

July 28, 2023

AI trained on adult data set performs adequately when turned toward pediatric population

Despite an explosion in new AI tools available to assist radiologists in their work, there remains a paucity of options in the pediatric space. 

July 18, 2023

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Although CT lung cancer screening is known to improve detection rates and health outcomes, compliance among eligible patients remains lackluster.

"This was an unneeded burden, which was solely adding to the administrative hassles of medicine," said American Society of Nuclear Cardiology President Larry Phillips.

SCAI and four other major healthcare organizations signed a joint letter in support of intravascular ultrasound. 

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