Imaging companies react to WannaCry threat in U.S.
May 22, 2017 -- In the wake of the first reports that the WannaCry ransomware attack has also hit some U.S. hospitals, imaging vendors are moving quickly to help affected customers and to address the threat from the ransomware, which appeared worldwide on May 12.
Can radiologists make reports simpler for patients?
May 19, 2017 -- Can radiologists learn to make their radiology reports simpler and easier to understand for patients? Yes, they can -- if they receive just a little training on how to write more effectively, according to research published online May 8 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Massive cyberattack cripples U.K. health services
May 12, 2017 -- England and Scotland have been hit by a large-scale cyberattack that has compromised National Health Service facilities in both countries, including radiology services, according to news and social media reports from affected facilities.
Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays?
April 26, 2017 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can accurately identify tuberculosis on chest radiographs, offering the potential to serve as an inexpensive or even free method to screen for the often deadly disease in underserved countries, according to a study published online April 25 in Radiology.
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.
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.
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Virtual radiologist stands ready to answer questions

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. Read more

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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.
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