The Diagnostic Imaging X-ray modality focus page provides information, videos, podcasts, and the latest news about industry product developments, trial results, screening guidelines, and protocol guidance that touch on the use of X-ray across the healthcare continuum, from chest, orthopedic, abdominal imaging, and more.

Deep Learning Model Predicts 10-Year Cardiovascular Disease Risk from Chest X-Rays

November 29, 2022

Based on a single existing chest X-ray image, the deep learning model predicts future major adverse cardiovascular events with similar performance to an established risk scoring system and may help identify people for preventive use of statin medication.

Emergency Department Radiology: Study Shows Higher Imaging Orders by NPPs

November 11, 2022

A new study of nearly 17 million emergency department (ED) visits by Medicare beneficiaries between 2005 and 2020 revealed the presence of non-physician practitioners (NPPs) was associated with a 5.3 percent increase in imaging.

Radiation Shielding System Gets Expanded FDA 510(k) Clearance

October 28, 2022

The automated head-to-toe shielding device, which reportedly blocks over 90 percent of radiation scatter to interventional radiologists and other clinicians, is now compatible with Siemens Artis fluoroscopy C-arm systems.