Managing critical results without pulling out your hair
August 28, 2015 -- If you're a radiologist, communicating important radiologic findings to referring physicians can be one of the most challenging aspects of your job. But critical test results management software can help, according to Dr. David Hirschorn of Staten Island University Hospital, who describes how it works at his facility.
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iPhone works well in a pinch for cardiovascular emergencies
August 26, 2015 -- Cardiovascular emergencies such as acute aortic syndromes need to be diagnosed quickly. Fortunately, mobile devices such as the iPhone can be used for on-the-go diagnosis and triage of patients with these life-threatening conditions, according to an article published online August 3 in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.
IBM's bid for Merge shows allure of imaging big data
August 20, 2015 -- It doesn't take IBM's Watson artificial intelligence software to discern that the computing giant has big plans for its planned acquisition of PACS and imaging software firm Merge Healthcare. Indeed, IBM views medical imaging as a key element of its vision to transform healthcare with cognitive computing and analytics.
Straight Talk From the PACSman: Is PACS dead?
August 18, 2015 -- Is PACS dead? That controversial -- and somewhat loaded -- question has popped up several times this year. In a new column, the PACSMan -- PACS consultant Michael J. Cannavo -- discusses why he believes that rumors of PACS' demise are premature.
5 tips to drive adoption of patient portals in radiology
August 11, 2015 -- The establishment of patient portals has blurred the lines of what is considered to be appropriate doctor-patient communication outside of the medical office. Patients may be wary of portals, but DICOM Grid CEO Morris Panner shares five tips for allaying their concerns and driving higher adoption.
IBM eyes personalized medicine in bid for Merge
August 6, 2015 -- IBM is moving aggressively to expand the utility of its Watson artificial intelligence platform, inking a deal to acquire RIS/PACS and advanced visualization developer Merge Healthcare for a total of $1 billion in cash.
Is your radiology practice ready for ICD-10?
August 5, 2015 -- While the adoption of ICD-10 on October 1 will dramatically expand the number of billing codes frequently used in radiology claims, the new diagnosis coding system will affect some imaging subspecialties much more than others, according to research published July 23 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Standards are emerging for use of color in medical imaging
July 31, 2015 -- For decades, the world of medical imaging has been visualized in shades of gray. But as color is becoming more common, challenges are emerging that mirror those solved years ago in grayscale imaging, namely regarding the use of standards to define the consistency of color images shown on different medical displays. Fortunately, help is on the way.
Mobile App Spotlight: Diagnostic Imaging Pathways
July 30, 2015 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at the Diagnostic Imaging Pathways (DIP) iOS app, which provides mobile access to the DIP online imaging decision-support and educational tool developed in Australia.
Neonatal PACS snafu leads to notification software
July 23, 2015 -- Neonatal imaging exams are not the studies you want slipping through the cracks. After a PACS software upgrade caused a spike in report turnaround times for neonatal imaging studies, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital developed notification software to alert radiologists that these exams were ready to be read.