How can digital imaging help in the coronavirus crisis?
April 3, 2020 -- Could digital technologies like PACS and enterprise imaging help healthcare professionals manage viral outbreaks like COVID-19? Industry consultant Michael J. Cannavo offers some suggestions on building a national clearinghouse for COVID-19 patient data. Read More
Unified radiology worklist smooths after-hours workflow
March 23, 2020 -- Unifying multiple radiology worklists into a single worklist can make coverage of after-hours imaging studies more efficient and reduce report turnaround times, according to a clinical practice management case study published online March 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
National radiology group Aris shuts down
March 17, 2020 -- National radiology group Aris Radiology has discontinued operations and ceased all services, effective March 13. The shutdown occurred after its lending agency apparently declined to provide the company with additional funding. Read More
HIMSS cancels 2020 conference
March 5, 2020 -- Just days away from the start of its annual conference, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced on March 5 that the meeting in Orlando, FL, would be canceled due to concerns about the novel coronavirus. Read More
Vendor cancellations imperil March trade shows
March 3, 2020 -- One of the three largest medical imaging vendors -- Siemens Healthineers -- said March 3 that it is pulling out of all trade shows for the month of March due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. The move could put pressure on other vendors to follow suit -- and some already have. Read More
Shared systems enable digital pathology deployments: Part 2
February 21, 2020 -- In the second part of this series, IT consultant Michael J. Cannavo reviews the advantages of digital pathology systems and provides advice on what to look for in a vendor. Read More
Shared systems enable digital pathology deployments: Part 1
February 20, 2020 -- Getting the go-ahead for a digital pathology system is a challenge due to cost. But leveraging shared imaging infrastructures improves the financial picture, writes IT consultant Michael J. Cannavo. Read More
Special Feature
The 2021 PACSman Awards: The Jack in the Box show
The 2021 PACSman Awards: The Jack in the Box show

Although RSNA 2021 was a lot different than in years past, in some ways it was the best RSNA ever, according to imaging consultant Michael J. Cannavo. In this column, Cannavo shares his observations and doles out his annual PACSman Awards. Learn more