Optum bids to buy Change Healthcare in $13B deal
January 6, 2021 -- UnitedHealth Group's Optum health services company has signed an agreement to acquire healthcare information systems and enterprise imaging vendor Change Healthcare in a deal valued at over $13 billion.  Discuss
Intelerad continues growth spree, buys Digisonics
December 16, 2020 -- Enterprise imaging and software developer Intelerad Medical Systems has continued its acquisition spree by purchasing Digisonics, a developer of software for ultrasound image management and structured reporting.  Discuss
Report: 45M medical images are accessible online
December 15, 2020 -- More than 45 million medical imaging files -- such as x-rays and CT scans -- are freely accessible on unprotected servers, according to a report from digital risk protection company CybelAngel.  Discuss
Security advisories issued for GE imaging systems
December 8, 2020 -- A security vulnerability found in more than 100 imaging systems from GE Healthcare could enable a cyberattacker to access or modify patient data, according to GE, security firm CyberMDX, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team.  Discuss
The 2020 PACSman Awards: Is that all there is?
December 3, 2020 -- What were the hot topics in artificial intelligence and enterprise imaging at RSNA 2020? The PACSman, aka Mike Cannavo, offers his thoughts, as well as the eagerly awaited PACSman Awards for excellence in sales and marketing at this year's virtual conference.  Discuss
Radiology workflow a focus for Philips at RSNA 2020
December 3, 2020 -- A centralized command center that enables healthcare enterprises to more easily manage their far-flung radiology operations is the focus of the virtual booth at RSNA 2020 for Philips Healthcare.  Discuss
New x-ray systems mark Siemens exhibit at RSNA 2020
December 2, 2020 -- A slate of new x-ray systems, including a digital radiography system, a dual-purpose radiography and fluoroscopy system, and a mobile C-arm, are among the highlights in the virtual booth of Siemens Healthineers at this week's RSNA 2020 virtual meeting.  Discuss
Mobile apps bring radiology education to the world
November 30, 2020 -- Mobile apps can bring high-quality radiology education to imaging specialists around the world, according to Dr. Elliot Fishman of CTisus. Fishman discusses the benefits of mobile apps over traditional educational tools in this video interview with AuntMinnie.com.  Discuss
Krupinski: Digital imaging contributes to radiologist burnout
November 29, 2020 -- Radiology's conversion to digital imaging has contributed to the feeling of burnout that many radiologists now experience, according to Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD, of Emory University, the winner of the 2020 Minnies award for Most Influential Radiology Researcher. In this video interview, Krupinski discusses the factors that can contribute to radiologist burnout.  Discuss
AI can spot smokers at high risk of cancer on x-rays
September 4, 2020 -- By analyzing chest radiographs and a patient's electronic medical record (EMR), a deep-learning algorithm was able to identify more high-risk smokers who could benefit from CT lung cancer screening than current Medicare eligibility criteria, according to research published September 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss