Can machine learning and MRI diagnose depression?
April 13, 2017 -- Can machine learning be used to diagnose serious cases of depression based on data from MRI scans in adults, potentially even before they begin showing symptoms? Yes, it can, according to a proof-of-concept study being published in the June issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging.
Can cloud-based archiving cure your security headaches?
March 22, 2017 -- Longstanding U.S. healthcare regulations have enforced the security of data from reasonably anticipated threats, and new -- even stricter -- guidelines related to data access and backup aim to create additional layers of security and integrity. However, the majority of departmental PACS archiving or disaster recovery systems fail to fully support these initiatives, according to Ed Marshall from Ambra Health.
Mobile App Spotlight: A k-Space Odyssey
March 21, 2017 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at A k-Space Odyssey, an iOS app designed to facilitate understanding of k-space, the mathematical abstraction that connects MRI scan parameters with the clinical image.
IBM Watson deal puts MedyMatch on the map
March 16, 2017 -- Artificial intelligence developer MedyMatch scored a major coup with the announcement of a strategic relationship on Thursday with IBM Watson Health. Under the deal, Watson users will have access to MedyMatch's decision-support application for analyzing noncontrast head CT studies.
Deep learning can provide first read of chest x-rays
March 10, 2017 -- A computer-aided detection system developed using deep-learning technology can perform an initial review of chest x-rays, helping radiologists to prioritize interpretation of cases that are more likely to be abnormal, according to a presentation last week at ECR 2017.
3 reasons to re-evaluate your prior authorization strategy
March 10, 2017 -- As government mandates and payor guidelines grow more complex, it is increasingly important to prevent claim denials by streamlining the prior authorization process so that every dollar due can be collected, explains Peter Nanos from Merge. He describes why now may be the time to switch to an automated system.
Virtual radiologist stands ready to answer questions
March 9, 2017 -- How convenient would it be to have access in the palm of your hand to an on-call radiologist? Researchers hope to achieve that goal with a chatbot app that can answer questions from healthcare providers. They unveiled the app at this week's Society of Interventional Radiology 2017 annual meeting.
Don't forget color when calibrating imaging displays
March 3, 2017 -- VIENNA - While there still isn't a formal standard for ensuring consistent visualization of the type of color used in many imaging modalities, there are steps that can be taken now to calibrate and perform quality assurance for these displays, according to a presentation at ECR 2017.
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.
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Can cloud-based archiving cure your security headaches?
Longstanding U.S. healthcare regulations have enforced the security of data from reasonably anticipated threats, and new -- even stricter -- guidelines related to data access and backup aim to create additional layers of security and integrity. However, the majority of departmental PACS archiving or disaster recovery systems fail to fully support these initiatives, according to Ed Marshall from Ambra Health.