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
How to fix an underperforming or 'broken' PACS
July 17, 2019 -- Breakups between PACS customers and their vendors can be messy and are often best avoided. In this column, PACSman Michael J. Cannavo offers tips on how healthcare institutions can ensure their PACS performs the way they need -- without having to end the relationship with their PACS provider.  Discuss
4 key enterprise imaging takeaways from SIIM 2019
July 16, 2019 -- Although enterprise imaging has been a popular topic of discussion in recent years, customer adoption still remains relatively low. Market analyst Stephen Holloway shares his four key observations on enterprise imaging from the recent Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting in Denver.  Discuss
Teleradiology: Blessing or curse?
July 3, 2019 -- Teleradiology offers some important benefits, such as after-hours and multispecialty coverage. But some say its cons outweigh its pros. So, is teleradiology a blessing or a curse? It's probably a mix of both, according to a study published online July 1 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Special Feature
Video from RSNA 2019: The 4 pillars of enterprise imaging
Video from RSNA 2019: The 4 pillars of enterprise imaging

Luke Bideaux of Vega Imaging Informatics explains why you should consider basing your enterprise imaging strategy on what he calls the four pillars of enterprise imaging. Learn more

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