Mobile App Spotlight: RADiDOC
September 16, 2016 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at RADiDOC, an iOS app designed to serve as a personal radiation safety digital assistant.
DICOM Grid rebrands as Ambra with eye on VNA market
September 13, 2016 -- Cloud-based software developer DICOM Grid has changed its name to Ambra Health and announced plans to grow from its roots as a provider of image exchange technology into a full-fledged participant in the burgeoning vendor-neutral archive (VNA) sector.
PACS brings improved quality of care to Laos hospital
September 8, 2016 -- With so many other pressing healthcare priorities, resource-strapped hospitals in developing countries may consider PACS to be out of their reach. But if the experience of one Laotian hospital is any indication, it may be well worth the investment.
Smartphone app enables remote surgical consultations
September 1, 2016 -- If necessary, can on-call spine surgeons make good decisions about whether or not to operate on a thoracolumbar spine fracture just by viewing video clips of CT images on a smartphone app? Yes, they can, according to research from an Israeli group published online recently in the Spine Journal.
AI could help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies
August 29, 2016 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) technology could help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies, according to a new study published online August 29 in Cancer.
Mobile App Spotlight: Kanal's MR safety implant risk tool
August 24, 2016 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at Kanal's MR Safety Implant Risk Assessment, a new iOS app designed by longtime MRI safety advocate Dr. Emanuel Kanal.
How soon will deep learning affect radiology?
August 18, 2016 -- For radiologists concerned about the arrival of deep learning, the future might be here sooner than you think. Deep-learning algorithms could begin producing radiology reports for basic studies like mammography and chest x-rays in as soon as five years, and for most types of imaging studies over the next 20 years.
HIMSS/SIIM paper offers advice on enterprise image viewers
August 4, 2016 -- Interested in adopting an enterprise viewer for reviewing images in the electronic health record? There are some key issues to be aware of, according to a white paper jointly produced by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).
Radiation exposure monitoring needs a personal touch
July 28, 2016 -- Yes, good software can go a long way. But it takes people to really make a radiation dose-monitoring initiative successful, according to a July 27 webinar co-sponsored by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine and the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics.
Initiative drives PACS use in point-of-care ultrasound
July 26, 2016 -- Want to increase the number of emergency department point-of-care ultrasound studies being archived on PACS at your institution? It may not take that much effort to get emergency room physicians on board, according to a study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
CIO Focus
SIIM: Will your VNA become the flip phone of the future?
PORTLAND, OR - Could your vendor-neutral archive (VNA) someday become the equivalent of the Motorola Razr flip phone -- a once-cool technology that fails to change with the times? Make sure it doesn't, according to a Thursday panel at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2016 meeting.
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Mr. Michael Cannavo
Mr. Michael Cannavo
As the PACSman, Michael J. Cannavo provides a wealth of insight based on his unique experiences in PACS and imaging informatics.
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