WhatsApp works well for pediatric ortho trauma
July 24, 2017 -- Researchers in Israel are finding new clinical uses for WhatsApp, the popular global text messaging platform. Reading images sent to smartphones via WhatsApp showed good agreement with the same images being read on a PACS workstation for pediatric orthopedic surgeons, according to a new study in Pediatric Emergency Care.
5 things to consider when hiring a teleradiology service
July 5, 2017 -- Radiologists considering the use of an outside teleradiology service for final reads will have questions that include not only quality and cost but also the impact on the group's relationship with its hospital and referring physician community. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers five things to consider when hiring a service.
FDA set to unveil new digital health devices initiative
June 21, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon unveil a new plan aimed at fostering innovation in digital health, according to a blog post by FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb.
Wis. hospital cures chaos of nonradiology images
June 9, 2017 -- Most healthcare enterprises do a great job of managing radiology images, but things can get chaotic when it comes to images from outside radiology. A health system from Wisconsin found a cure in an application it developed to leverage its existing DICOM infrastructure to manage nonradiology images.
SIIM: Are imaging vendors prepared for cybersecurity?
June 3, 2017 -- PITTSBURGH - Medical imaging vendors often aren't prepared for cybersecurity provisions to be included in contracts for PACS and imaging devices, and it can take months to complete these negotiations, according to a presentation on Saturday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.
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.
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Wis. hospital cures chaos of nonradiology images
Most healthcare enterprises do a great job of managing radiology images, but things can get chaotic when it comes to images from outside radiology. A health system from Wisconsin found a cure in an application it developed to leverage its existing DICOM infrastructure to manage nonradiology images.
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