X-ray reveals secrets of Haitian voodoo dolls
February 3, 2016 -- X-ray can help unpack the secrets of the Haitian practice of voodoo, according to a pictorial review published in the Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging.
A few simple ways to improve radiology efficiency
February 3, 2016 -- Many radiologists report working longer hours for less reimbursement with decreasing job satisfaction. Few practices have implemented a business strategy to correct this seemingly inexorable path of more work for less pay. In this article, Dr. Nicolas Argy offers several simple suggestions for improving radiology efficiency.
DTI-MRI algorithm helps evaluate mild TBI, migraines
February 2, 2016 -- An easy-to-use, automated computer algorithm based on diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) scanning is helping to evaluate people with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Researchers hope the algorithm will spur more widespread adoption of DTI-MRI in the clinical setting, according to a study published February 1 in Radiology.
5 healthcare trends to watch in 2016
February 2, 2016 -- In 2015, we heard time and time again that the healthcare landscape was changing rapidly as we moved from a fee-for-service world to a risk-based/value-based world. In this article, DICOM Grid CEO Morris Panner discusses how some of the major emerging trends in healthcare will affect healthcare IT in 2016.
Smart Choice MRI promotes low-cost MRI scans
February 1, 2016 -- With insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses continuing to escalate for most healthcare consumers, one company is trying to make MRI scans more accessible and considerably more affordable -- at $600 or less per scan.
Extracolonic findings on CTC are rare but often important
February 1, 2016 -- Extracolonic findings are relatively uncommon in CT colonography (CTC) screening, but the few that require follow-up tend to be highly significant to the patient's health, according to a new report in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Virtual reality goggles can make users queasy
February 1, 2016 -- In a stroke of virtual irony, people with the best 3D vision are the most likely to experience motion sickness when viewing virtual reality displays, according to new research in the journal Entertainment Computing.
UAE's capital makes an attractive career proposition
January 29, 2016 -- DUBAI - Dr. Andrew Rivard was looking for a new opportunity when he ran across a job opening at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a new state-of-the-art medical center in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) opened by the Cleveland Clinic in May 2015. Now head of cardiac imaging, Rivard is emphasizing a patient-first culture at the facility that mirrors recent trends in U.S. radiology.
OpenDoctor takes radiology scheduling after-hours
January 29, 2016 -- It's easy to book airline tickets and perform banking transactions online, but scheduling a radiology exam? Software developer openDoctor aims to make online radiology scheduling available for patients 24/7 with its openDr software.
The Case for Deconstructed PACS: Proprietary PACS, basic VNAs will be extinct
January 28, 2016 -- The concept of "deconstructed PACS" has generated much interest and controversy, but does that model make the most sense for healthcare institutions? Dr. Nick van Terheyden of Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences makes the case that proprietary PACS and even simple vendor-neutral archives (VNAs) are headed for extinction.