Standards are emerging for use of color in medical imaging July 31, 2015 -- For decades, the world of medical imaging has been visualized in shades of gray. But as color is becoming more common, challenges are emerging that mirror those solved years ago in grayscale imaging, namely regarding the use of standards to define the consistency of color images shown on different medical displays. Fortunately, help is on the way.
Mobile App Spotlight: Diagnostic Imaging Pathways July 30, 2015 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at the Diagnostic Imaging Pathways (DIP) iOS app, which provides mobile access to the DIP online imaging decision-support and educational tool developed in Australia.
Neonatal PACS snafu leads to notification software July 23, 2015 -- Neonatal imaging exams are not the studies you want slipping through the cracks. After a PACS software upgrade caused a spike in report turnaround times for neonatal imaging studies, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital developed notification software to alert radiologists that these exams were ready to be read.
AHRA: Is clinical decision support a blessing or curse? July 21, 2015 -- Imaging has been under scrutiny, with policymakers touting techniques such as prior authorization and clinical decision support (CDS) as ways to reduce inappropriate exams. But how effective are these techniques, particularly CDS? It's not yet clear, according to a presentation given this week at the AHRA annual meeting in Las Vegas.
Mobile App Spotlight: Viewbox June 23, 2015 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at Viewbox, an iPad app designed to help users view, organize, and present teaching file images from a variety of different sources.
Social media boosts awareness of new research June 18, 2015 -- It can be hard for researchers to find the time to use social media. But if they want to broaden the reach of studies published in peer-reviewed journals, it's really worth the effort, according to research published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
PACS replaces planes for image transfer in Arctic June 17, 2015 -- A remote spot in an eastern Arctic region of Canada that is closer to Greenland than Toronto has received its first CT scanner, as well as a PACS and satellite link to go with it. The new technologies are revolutionizing healthcare in the region, as images no longer need to be transported by cargo plane to the southern part of the country.
Radiologist decision support may cut unnecessary studies June 11, 2015 -- So far, clinical decision support has been promoted as a tool for referring physicians, but what if it's used by radiologists? A decision-support tool that's readily available for radiologists when reading medical images can help them order more-appropriate follow-up exams, according to researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center.
MDCT: 6 steps to better CT hanging protocols June 10, 2015 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Are you still reading CT images off your PACS without hanging protocols? If so, that's like going through your email inbox without a spam filter, according to Dr. Jeffrey Mendel, who offered six tips for designing time-saving hanging protocols in a talk at the 2015 International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT (MDCT).
Mobile App Spotlight: Cincinnati Children's Hospital June 8, 2015 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at the CincyKidsRad hospital account on Figure 1, a popular medical image sharing community, that's run by the department of radiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Mobile App Spotlight: Radiology Toolbox Pro AuntMinnie.com is launching an ongoing series of articles that will highlight notable mobile apps in radiology. The first mobile app we're spotlighting is Radiology Toolbox Pro, designed to serve as an "ectopic brain" for radiology, with handy references such as management criteria for a number of conditions, as well as calculators and charts. Click here