The PACSman Pontificates: Ch-ch-ch-ch changes
October 3, 2022 -- When thinking about replacing a PACS or enterprise imaging system (EIS), oftentimes the existing vendor is never seriously considered. But maybe they should be, according to the PACSman, Michael J. Cannavo. Read More
Changing CT order entry process helps cut contrast media use
August 5, 2022 -- Modifying the imaging order entry process in an electronic health record can significantly reduce the number of CT exams that require iodinated contrast agents, according to research published on August 3 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
How can radiologists ensure report recommendations are acted on?
July 25, 2022 -- Recommendations in radiology reports for further imaging follow-up are not always acted on, and systemic improvements are needed to ensure these cases don't slip through the cracks, according to research published July 22 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Can Netflix-style recommendations improve radiology scheduling?
July 22, 2022 -- New York City researchers found that giving patients recommendations for when to schedule their outpatient imaging -- similar to how Netflix recommends what to watch next -- resulted in more appointments booked successfully via mobile app. Read More
How to get new imaging leaders up to speed on IT
July 12, 2022 -- Imaging leaders don't need to be imaging informatics experts, but they do need to gain a basic understanding of IT to succeed in today's world of radiology, according to a presentation Tuesday at the AHRA 2022 meeting in Phoenix. Read More
Can Star Trek-like technology improve patient access to imaging?
July 1, 2022 -- Functioning like the legendary “tricorder” on Star Trek, a smartphone could enable patients to more intuitively access their imaging studies, according to a presentation at the annual Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) meeting. Read More
The PACSman Pontificates: Pit bull and the PACSman
June 28, 2022 -- How is the PACS purchasing process like politics? Imaging industry consultant Michael J. Cannavo -- aka the PACSman -- offers some thoughts in the latest installment of The PACSman Pontificates. Read More
ED notification system improves incidental imaging findings follow-up
June 24, 2022 -- A notification and referral system for emergency department (ED) patients with incidental imaging findings improves follow-up of these results, a study published June 23 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine has found. Read More
The PACSman Pontificates: Reflections on SIIM 2022
June 20, 2022 -- Imaging industry consultant Michael J. Cannavo -- aka the PACSman -- shares his thoughts on the recent annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) in Orlando, FL. Read More
Video from SIIM 2022: Amy Thompson on trends in imaging IT
June 14, 2022 -- We caught up with Amy Thompson of Signify Research at the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) to get an update on the latest market trends in the world of imaging IT, including artificial intelligence, enterprise imaging, the cloud, advanced visualization, and image sharing. 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

Conferences
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2022
November 27 - December 1
Chicago, Illinois United States
PACS Administrator Course: Training in Imaging Informatics
December 5-9
Houston, Texas United States