How does CDS affect orders for imaging exams?
May 25, 2018 -- Can the use of clinical decision-support (CDS) software significantly improve the appropriateness of imaging study orders? Yes, it can, particularly for physician trainees, according to research published online May 25 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Automated breast density assessment informs cancer risk
May 1, 2018 -- Can software that calculates breast density perform as well as a radiologist and help identify a woman's future risk of breast cancer -- in particular, the risk of invasive interval cancers? Yes, it can, according to research published May 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss
CMS proposes overhaul of meaningful use program
April 25, 2018 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a number of changes to its Inpatient Prospective Payment System and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System for 2019, including renaming and overhauling its meaningful use IT stimulus program.  Discuss
'Orangeworm' hacker group targets healthcare with virus
April 23, 2018 -- A new hacker group called Orangeworm has developed a computer virus that specifically targets the healthcare sector. The virus has already been detected on devices such as x-ray and MRI machines, according to a warning issued on April 23 by antivirus firm Symantec.  Discuss
Should you change PACS vendors? 10 reasons to consider
April 16, 2018 -- Given the challenges involved, why would anyone want to switch PACS vendors? In this article, informatics expert Herman Oosterwijk of OTech gives his top 10 reasons based on discussions with PACS professionals and feedback from his PACS administrator students.  Discuss
Philips issues security advisory for PACS software
April 9, 2018 -- Philips Healthcare and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team have issued security advisories regarding potential vulnerabilities in the vendor's iSite and IntelliSpace PACS software.  Discuss
Straight Talk From the PACSman: The FUD factor with AI
March 29, 2018 -- There's no doubt that research and commercial activity is surging for artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology applications: published more than 175 articles on AI news alone in the past year. The fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) factor remains a big hurdle to clear, however, explains PACS consultant Michael J. Cannavo.  Discuss
DocPanel hopes users will swipe right for second opinions
March 9, 2018 -- LAS VEGAS - A start-up firm making the rounds at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting aims to create a marketplace for teleradiology services that will match academic radiologists directly with healthcare providers -- and even patients -- who need their image interpretation skills.  Discuss
Facebook Live from HIMSS 2018: Day 3
March 8, 2018 -- LAS VEGAS - What's the best way to measure the progress of hospitals in adopting digital imaging technologies? Kim Garriott of Logicalis explains the new Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM) from HIMSS Analytics in this Facebook Live video from day 3 of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting.  Discuss
Facebook Live from HIMSS 2018: Day 2
March 8, 2018 -- LAS VEGAS - Our coverage continues of this week's annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting. In a Facebook Live video from day 2 of the conference, we talk to Steve Holloway from market research firm Signify Research about enterprise imaging and how radiology is fitting into the wider world of enterprise IT.  Discuss
Special Feature
Cybersecurity remains a problem in radiology

Nearly 3,000 DICOM servers worldwide remain open and unsecured against external data access, representing a considerable ongoing cybersecurity threat to radiology, according to a presentation at RSNA 2017. Read more

CIO Focus
4 steps to expand enterprise imaging beyond radiology
As technology evolves, more specialties across the healthcare spectrum are recognizing the value of enterprise-available medical imaging. To succeed today, IT leaders and medical imaging departments must collaborate to create enterprise image strategies that meet patient clinical needs for image sharing, writes Richie Pfeiffer from LifeImage.