What's the best way to protect your PACS?
October 8, 2019 -- It can be challenging for healthcare institutions to protect their PACS against cybersecurity threats. In an effort to help, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a draft practice guide aimed at helping healthcare organizations achieve PACS security.  Discuss
Can imaging informatics professionals help with legal cases?
October 7, 2019 -- Imaging informatics professionals are increasingly playing a significant role in medicolegal cases. In this article, Luke Bideaux explores this trend and discusses the qualifications needed to serve as a special adviser or expert witness, as well as the legal situations that would benefit from their involvement.  Discuss
Report: Millions of imaging studies left unsecure in U.S.
September 18, 2019 -- Medical images and related data for more than 5 million patients in the U.S. are publicly accessible on the internet, according to an investigative report published online September 17 by nonprofit journalism organization ProPublica and German public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk.  Discuss
What's your strategy for encounter-based imaging?
September 9, 2019 -- Encounter-based imaging is defined as medical imaging that is intentionally performed during a patient encounter without an associated imaging order, and it can come from sources as diverse as medical photos, endoscopy images, or point-of-care ultrasound. Does your facility have a strategy for handling them? Luke Bideaux of Vega Imaging Informatics explains why you should.  Discuss
Radiologists can use enterprise imaging to create value
September 5, 2019 -- Radiology may have a secure role in healthcare, but the future of radiologists isn't as well-defined. Enterprise imaging can help radiologists demonstrate their value, however, according to Dr. Cheryl Petersilge, who spoke Wednesday in a webinar held by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.  Discuss
Structured reporting enhances brain tumor MRI
August 29, 2019 -- Radiologists who used structured reporting to interpret MRI scans of glioma patients produced reports that were judged to be more consistent and easier to understand than conventional free-text reports, researchers found in a study published online August 27 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Clinicians may prefer audiovisual radiology reports
August 23, 2019 -- If given the choice, referring physicians would appreciate receiving recorded audiovisual radiology reports with radiologists on video explaining key findings while sharing screen captures from their radiology workstations, according to research published online August 20 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
The value of the CIIP: Part 5 -- AI
August 12, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) offers the potential to dramatically impact radiology. In the final article of his series, Luke Bideaux describes how certified imaging informatics professionals (CIIPs) can play a crucial role in transforming medical imaging through the strategic implementation of AI technology.  Discuss
Radiology business intelligence grows in demand
August 7, 2019 -- Commercial activity surrounding radiology business intelligence software has picked up recently with a new generation of applications entering the market. Why are imaging IT vendors focusing on adding these tools to their portfolios? Ulrik Kristensen, PhD, from Signify Research reviews the key forces driving growth.  Discuss
CDS prompts appropriate advanced imaging orders
July 17, 2019 -- Using clinical decision-support (CDS) software in clinical practice improves the appropriateness scores of advanced imaging orders, according to a study published online July 16 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss