SIIM: How to add clinical decision support -- and make it stick
June 10, 2012 -- ORLANDO, FL - The key to success for implementing clinical decision support with computerized physician order-entry systems for diagnostic imaging is based on three key principles, according to a presentation at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.
SIIM: Kinect estimates patient size for better dose management
June 9, 2012 -- ORLANDO, FL - Microsoft's Kinect video game controller is being used to estimate body habitus of patients, with the goal of developing more accurate dose estimates tailored to individuals. A project still in its earliest stages captivated attendees on Friday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.
Insight Imaging, CDI announce merger plan
June 8, 2012 -- Two of the largest imaging services providers in the U.S. today announced plans to combine. The investment firm that owns a majority interest in Insight Imaging said that it will acquire the Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI).
SIIM: Radiology providers should not ignore social media
June 8, 2012 -- ORLANDO, FL - No matter what opinion a radiologist has of social media, it's becoming an intrinsic communication tool. Creative use of social media can strengthen the visibility of a radiology department, attendees were told on Thursday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.
SIIM: Store external images away from enterprise PACS archives
June 8, 2012 -- ORLANDO, FL - Given their relatively low usage rate by in-house staff, imported images from external institutions shouldn't be stored permanently within an enterprise PACS archive, according to research presented on Thursday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.
Confused about cybersecurity? Resources are here to help
June 8, 2012 -- As the healthcare industry ramps up its adoption of electronic health records, and radiologists increasingly add mobile devices and cloud archiving to their digital mix, questions about the security of digital data should escalate. Just how safe and impenetrable are imaging data?
SIIM: Millennial generation eyes future of medical imaging
June 7, 2012 -- ORLANDO, FL - The millennial generation has brought us Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. What if that same vision were applied to imaging informatics? That question was explored this morning in the opening session of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.
Backers of CT screening slam new lung cancer guidelines: Part 2
June 7, 2012 -- Are last month's guidelines on CT lung screening too conservative? is exploring that question in a two-part series that examines the science and politics of CT screening. In part 2, we examine what happens to those who fall outside the new screening criteria, as well who might be opposed to performing CT lung scans.
Study finds new imaging protocol cuts MBI dose by over half
June 7, 2012 -- Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a modified protocol for low-dose molecular breast imaging (MBI) that cuts radiation dose by more than half. They have also developed an experimental technique that reduces dose to as little as 20% of what's currently used, according to two studies in the June issue of Medical Physics.
Lancet: Pediatric CT may triple risk of leukemia, brain cancer
June 6, 2012 -- Radiation exposure from two or three head CT scans in childhood can triple the risk of developing brain cancer, while five to 10 such scans may triple the risk of developing leukemia, according to a major study published online June 7 in Lancet.
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