Author Archives: Erika Greelish

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

They say that you don’t appreciate what you’ve got until it’s gone, and this is certainly true when it comes to the human body. Aging causes atrophy and loss of elasticity of many systemic tissues ranging from those that make … Read More

As Coronavirus Storm Accelerates, So Do AI-Driven Innovations

AI technology has slowly become part of the fabric of medical care. This integration has come in uneven dribbles and trickles, often delayed by a natural reticence to adopt new technologies, lack of infrastructure or training, cost, and sluggish FDA … Read More

Do You Think You May Have COVID-19? Ask CovBot

A photo of an exhausted Italian nurse, collapsed face down in front of a laptop still wearing her mask, gloves, and other protective gear, went viral after a colleague posted it to her social media. Hospitals in Italy have been … Read More

Have No Fear, AI Is Here!

75% of those in charge of hospital imaging departments in the UK agree: The NHS does not currently have enough radiologists to keep patients safe. The 2018 Royal College of Radiologists Annual Workforce report, released April 2019, confirms the predicted … Read More

Better Technology= Faster Diagnoses for Athletes

Can a person be a triathlon junkie? Sarah would have said she was. She loved the grueling aspects of the races and rewarding highs at the finish. She’d had a bunch of minor injuries, some persistent but manageable joint pain, … Read More

A Jarring Realization: Can AI Impact Disc Herniation Cases?

“I never even saw it coming.” People use this phrase figuratively, but in John’s case, it was literally true. He was sitting in his truck, stopped at a light, when the driver of the blue minivan slammed into the back … Read More

Where Have All the General Radiologists Gone? [How to Combat the General Radiologist Shortage]

Back in the old days, if you were a radiologist, you were a general radiologist. In the decades between WWII and 1969, there was no such thing as specialization. However, according to the Journal of the American College of Radiology, … Read More

How Aging Baby Boomers Will Affect Radiology

Boomers are getting older—both as patients and as doctors. According to policy and practice experts at RSNA, in the early 1990’s, there was something of a panic at a looming radiologist shortage. 1997 was the nadir of the shortage; from … Read More

New AI Advisory Board to Set Ethical Standards for AI Use in Medical Imaging

With AI-based technologies being developed and incorporated into the medical community at an exponential rate, major respected institutions have collaborated to create a new AI Advisory Board. Value of AI Advisory Board to Applied Radiology Community Orest Boyko, MD, PhD … Read More