SIIM: Radiologists often prefer more monitors
June 30, 2016 -- PORTLAND, OR - While most radiologists are satisfied with their radiology workstation configuration, those who aren't tend to be younger and would prefer more monitors dedicated to nonimaging tasks, according to research presented on Thursday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.
Brain MRI surprises with incidental findings
June 30, 2016 -- Nearly 10% of patients receiving a brain MRI have incidental findings, and a third of those require further evaluation for the unexpected abnormalities, according to a large study published online June 23 in Radiology.
SIIM: 7 steps to deliver patient-centered care
June 29, 2016 -- PORTLAND, OR - As healthcare moves toward an emphasis on value over volume, it's time to rethink imaging and reinvent processes to facilitate patient-centric care, according to the opening general session at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.
FDG-PET/CT aids assessment of lower-stage breast cancer
June 29, 2016 -- FDG-PET/CT's ability to find a significant number of distant metastases in patients with newly diagnosed stage IIB triple-negative breast cancer suggests that current guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network for the modality's use may need to be revised.
McKesson offers details on health IT shake-up
June 28, 2016 -- After weeks of rumors on the status of its healthcare IT activities, healthcare giant McKesson has released details on its proposed shake-up of the business. The San Francisco company said it plans to spin out much of its IT operations -- including PACS -- into a separate company with some $3.4 billion in annual sales.
What does the Joint Commission really want with CT?
June 28, 2016 -- Radiology departments may think complying with the Joint Commission's 2015 accreditation standards for CT is an overwhelming undertaking, but it's not as hard as it seems, according to a presentation given at the recent International Society for Computed Tomography 2016 Symposium in San Francisco.
Support grows for more rigorous training on dose
June 28, 2016 -- Fresh evidence of the lack of awareness of radiation protection among medical staff in the Middle East has come from a large new study performed in Saudi Arabia. The research has led to renewed calls for more formal training schemes in the region.
ISCT: Stroke panel weighs optimal imaging approach
June 27, 2016 -- Choosing acute stroke patients for reperfusion therapy means identifying their TRAIT -- that is, their treatment-relevant acute imaging target, according to a talk on Thursday at the International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT) 2016 Symposium in San Francisco. But the optimal imaging approach is decidedly undecided.
How do breast density laws affect radiology practice?
June 27, 2016 -- Since 2009, 28 states have enacted breast density notification legislation -- a victory, say women's health advocates. So how are radiologists reacting, particularly in regard to assessing breast cancer risk and offering supplemental imaging? With caution, according to a new study published in The Breast Journal.
What Brexit means for imaging
June 24, 2016 -- The U.K. has decided to leave the European Union. What does that mean for imaging? Great uncertainty, and nothing in the European imaging sector will be quite the same again, Stephen Holloway writes in a monthly market trends column.