RAND study questions whether decision support really works
December 18, 2014 -- Decision support for physicians ordering imaging exams has been touted as an effective way to reduce unnecessary imaging and ensure the appropriateness of studies. However, a new report released by RAND that evaluated a Medicare demonstration project of decision support suggests it may not be as helpful as it's cracked up to be.
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Top 5 trends from RSNA 2014 in Chicago
December 11, 2014 -- With RSNA 2014 in the books, now is a good time to look back on the Chicago meeting to identify the major trends affecting radiology. Top stories circulating the halls of McCormick Place included the meeting's 100th anniversary, as well as CT lung cancer screening and the rise of enterprise imaging.
Many referring physicians favor multimedia radiology reports
December 10, 2014 -- Not only do referring physicians prefer interactive multimedia radiology reports over traditional text-based reports, they are more inclined to refer their patients to facilities that provide them, according to a poster presentation at last week's RSNA 2014 meeting in Chicago.
The 2014 PACSman Awards: In the dark, it's all the same
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - PACS consultant Michael J. Cannavo is back with his annual PACSman awards, which take a light-hearted look at what the many vendors had to offer at this week's RSNA 2014 show.
Video from RSNA 2014: Jef Williams on IT trends in radiology
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Jef Williams, the chief operating officer of Ascendian Healthcare Consulting, talks with AuntMinnie.com at the RSNA 2014 meeting about the IT trends at this year's show and for the specialty.
Video from RSNA 2014: Michael Cannavo on what's hot in PACS
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Michael J. Cannavo, the PACSman, talks with AuntMinnie.com at RSNA 2014 about the hot trends and challenges in PACS.
Philips displays new spectral CT, MRI technology
December 3, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is highlighting a number of new technologies in its booth at RSNA 2014, including spectral CT and a new 1.5-tesla MRI scanner, as well as advancements in ultrasound, molecular imaging, and interventional x-ray.
Study finds patients like radiology records in the cloud
December 3, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Patients who responded to a survey appear to like the idea that they and their doctors can directly access medical records and images from the cloud, according to results presented at this week's RSNA 2014 meeting.
Siemens RSNA highlights cover MRI, CT, US
December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Siemens Healthcare is promoting a range of new technologies in its booth at RSNA 2014, including a 1.5-tesla MRI scanner, a single-source CT scanner optimized for spectral imaging, and ultrasound and interventional x-ray enhancements.
iPad can replace mouse for driving PACS workstation
December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Tired of using a mouse to control your PACS workstation software? Thanks to its touchscreen interface, an iPad is capable of handling this task, researchers from Stanford University reported on Monday at RSNA 2014.