Are low-yield imaging studies ever worth performing?
February 20, 2017 -- At institutions that have clinical decision support for radiology orders, not many imaging studies deemed to have low appropriateness are performed. Sometimes these exams may be justifiable, however, according to research published online February 9 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Multimedia radiology reports enhance tumor tracking
February 17, 2017 -- Multimedia radiology reports that provide hyperlinks to annotated tumor measurements and include graphs that show treatment response can improve how these lesions are tracked over time, according to research published as a web-exclusive article in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Machine learning in radiology targets efficiency
February 16, 2017 -- While artificial intelligence is unlikely to replace radiologists any time soon, a new breed of software applications based on machine learning is poised to take on many of their tedious, repetitive, and time-consuming tasks -- improving productivity and freeing up more time.
3 steps to enterprise imaging for smaller hospitals
February 8, 2017 -- While many large healthcare systems in the U.S. have adopted enterprise imaging, most small or medium-sized hospitals have not. Smaller institutions face many hurdles on their path to enterprise imaging, but with three simple steps, they too can experience its many benefits, according to Dan Trott from Dell EMC.
How to plan for mobile device image acquisition
January 27, 2017 -- Mobile devices aren't just for on-the-go access to images and other healthcare information. It's also important to account for their use in capturing photos of patients at the point of care, according to a January 26 webinar sponsored by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.
Algorithm distills findings in radiology reports
January 20, 2017 -- With help from machine learning, a natural language processing algorithm can automatically extract and characterize findings in radiology reports, potentially helping clinicians to better understand and quickly ascertain important results, according to research published online in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Unprotected DICOM servers remain a security risk
January 10, 2017 -- Thousands of radiology archives worldwide have serious security gaps that could leave them vulnerable to denial-of-service attacks or potentially even theft of patient data, according to research from Massachusetts General Hospital. And the situation isn't getting any better.
Deep learning helps spot CT exams with critical findings
December 20, 2016 -- Deep-learning technology can be a useful tool for identifying cases that contain critical imaging findings, potentially expediting the interpretation of these exams and the communication of results, according to a presentation at the recent RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago.
Should radiologists and pathologists unite to master AI?
December 6, 2016 -- The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) will undoubtedly lead to many unpredictable developments in the years to come, but one could be the unification of radiology and pathology into a single medical discipline, according to a provocative new article in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Could wearable devices change practice of radiology?
December 2, 2016 -- CHICAGO - Wearable visual overlay devices such as Google Glass and Microsoft's HoloLens may offer value in a number of radiology applications, according to a poster presentation at the 2016 RSNA meeting.
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3 steps to enterprise imaging for smaller hospitals
While many large healthcare systems in the U.S. have adopted enterprise imaging, most small or medium-sized hospitals have not. Smaller institutions face many hurdles on their path to enterprise imaging, but with three simple steps, they too can experience its many benefits, according to Dan Trott from Dell EMC.
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