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TexLab AI algorithm predicts ovarian cancer survival
February 15, 2019 -- By analyzing tumor characteristics such as structure, shape, and size, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called TexLab 2.0 is able to predict which patients with ovarian cancer have the best prognosis. The prediction can then be used to direct patient therapy, according to an article published online February 15 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
HIMSS: Radiology workflow orchestration makes sweet music
February 15, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - Workflow orchestration can maximize quality, improve service, and reduce costs for multisite radiology practices, while ensuring equitable workload for radiologists and enabling advanced data analysis, according to a presentation at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting.  Discuss
Live from HIMSS 2019: Trends in enterprise imaging
February 15, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - What are the hot trends in enterprise imaging at this week's meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)? In this video, Stephen Holloway of market research firm Signify Research discusses what he's seen at HIMSS 2019.  Discuss
Lung cancer imaging on the upswing in China
February 15, 2019 -- CT appears to be taking over for x-ray as a tool for the diagnosis of lung cancer in China, where imaging utilization rates have generally trended upward over the past decade -- most notably in underdeveloped regions of the country, according to an article published online February 8 in Thoracic Cancer.  Discuss
Brachytherapy error halts treatment at Canadian center
February 14, 2019 -- A cancer center in Hamilton, Ontario, has suspended brachytherapy treatment for cervical cancer patients after discovering that guide tubes of the wrong length were being used, meaning radiation may have missed the tumor target. The episode highlights the importance of anonymous error reporting, according to experts.  Discuss
Live from HIMSS 2019: The PACSman on AI and radiology
February 14, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - What needs to happen next before artificial intelligence (AI) can become a routine clinical tool in radiology? We talked to the PACSman, aka Michael J. Cannavo, about the intersection of AI and radiology at this week's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting.  Discuss
fMRI gauges procedure to reduce PTSD pain
February 14, 2019 -- Could vagus nerve stimulation help ease pain from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Functional MRI (fMRI) scans provided an affirmative answer by showing reduced activity in brain regions linked to pain processing in a study published online February 13 in PLOS One.  Discuss
HIMSS: NIH finds favor with multimedia radiology reports
February 14, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - Interactive multimedia radiology reports better meet the needs of clinicians than traditional text-based reports, while radiologists benefit from greater efficiency, according to a presentation by researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference.  Discuss
HIMSS: Multimedia reports are ready for prime time
February 13, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - Interactive multimedia radiology reports -- with additional help from artificial intelligence -- can improve reporting clarity and save time for clinicians and fellow radiologists, according to presentations on Tuesday at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting.  Discuss
Live from HIMSS 2019: Multimedia radiology reports
February 13, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - Is radiology ready for multimedia reports? Dr. Cree Gaskin from the University of Virginia Health System discusses the capabilities of multimedia radiology reports and their possible benefits to patient care in this live video from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference.  Discuss
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