Preparing healthcare IT architecture for AI: Part 2 August 19, 2019 -- Preparing IT architecture for artificial intelligence (AI) and business intelligence and analytics in radiology requires a broad strategic architectural perspective and governance that often have been lacking at healthcare institutions, according to Dr. Paul Chang of the University of Chicago. Discuss
Is it time to implement CT lung screening in Asia? August 19, 2019 -- A computer-based simulation model projected that CT lung screening in several Asian countries could reduce lung cancer deaths by nearly 5% in a new study, recently published online in PLoS One. These populations are likely to benefit greatly from widespread implementation of CT lung screening, researchers say.
POCUS in the ED translates to lower healthcare costs August 19, 2019 -- Using point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in the emergency department can result in significant cost savings by avoiding unnecessary follow-up tests and helping clinicians make good treatment decisions, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. Discuss
Trump administration hits brakes on law to curb unneeded Medicare CT scans, MRIs August 19, 2019 -- The U.S. Congress passed a law in 2014 to reduce unnecessary MRI exams, CT scans, and other expensive diagnostic imaging tests, but the Trump administration delayed putting the law into effect until 2020 after physicians argued it would interfere with their practices. Critics worry the delay comes at a cost: Medicare paying for millions of unnecessary exams and patients subject to unnecessary radiation.
Thank you for your nominations in the 2019 Minnies awards August 19, 2019 -- Thank you for your nominations in the the 2019 edition of the Minnies awards. The event is now closed to nominations. First launched in 2000, the Minnies give radiology professionals an occasion to highlight the contributions of their peers to the advancement of medical imaging.
Preparing healthcare IT architecture for AI: Part 1 August 16, 2019 -- The widespread adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology could be delayed by significant architectural shortcomings in current healthcare IT infrastructure, according to Dr. Paul Chang of the University of Chicago. He spoke on Thursday in a webinar held by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM). Discuss
ABR releases Core Exam scores that show 'fail' rate rising August 16, 2019 -- The American Board of Radiology (ABR) on August 15 released results of the Core Exam to radiology residents who took the test in May and June. But the ABR figures indicate that the percentage of test-takers who failed the 2019 board exam rose to the highest level in seven years. Discuss
USPSTF opens review of carotid stenosis screening August 16, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has posted a draft research plan on screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis, an exam that typically involves the use of ultrasound to detect signs of stenosis before a stroke can occur. Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 91: The miracle worker August 16, 2019 -- There's one in every workplace -- the go-to person who's able to solve any problem that pops up. But some dilemmas defy easy solutions, as Andy finds out in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend. Discuss
AI can find patients at risk for MRI safety issues August 16, 2019 -- Using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze clinical reports in electronic health records can accurately identify patients who have implantable devices that pose a safety risk for MRI exams, according to research published online August 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Discuss