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Automated coronary plaque analysis predicts future events
March 3, 2016 -- VIENNA - Automated plaque analysis in coronary CT angiography can predict which patients with known ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction may go on to have a heart attack in the future, concluded a Wednesday presentation at ECR 2016.  Discuss
How to identify and minimize common errors in breast imaging
March 3, 2016 -- When it comes to breast imaging, some mistakes are more common than others. They can broadly be categorized as detection or interpretation errors, and are primarily affected by the patient's mammographic density and tumor type, the technology, and personal skills, noted Dr. Eleanor Cornford, consultant radiologist at the Nottingham Breast Institute in Nottingham, U.K.  Discuss
HIMSS: Prioritizing radiology reads benefits workflow, patient care
March 2, 2016 -- LAS VEGAS - As emergency room physicians become increasingly dependent on imaging for faster diagnoses, radiology departments are under greater pressure to turn around reports and keep patients moving. A New York hospital shared its methods for improving this situation on Wednesday at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 meeting.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2016: Thomas Beyer on Europe's newest society
March 2, 2016 -- VIENNA - Launching at ECR 2016, the European Society for Hybrid Imaging (ESHI) has already signed up more than 150 members. Thomas Beyer, PhD, is the ESHI treasurer. In an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com, he reveals why the new society is necessary and discusses other key developments in hybrid imaging.  Discuss
Radiologists must be aware, vigilant with mobile devices
March 2, 2016 -- VIENNA - Mobile devices can be used in a variety of applications in radiology, but it's vital to understand the technology's limitations and security issues when reading images or sharing cases with colleagues, according to a Wednesday morning refresher course at ECR 2016.  Discuss
A practical way to lower CT dose: Half-slice thickness
March 2, 2016 -- VIENNA - A way to lower CT dose, particularly for children, who are the most sensitive to radiation, was unveiled today at ECR 2016 and doesn't require additional hardware or staff. Called the "half-slice thickness" approach, it uses existing resources and knowledge.  Discuss
More than blind faith: A guide for CIOs at HIMSS 2016
March 1, 2016 -- What does a rock supergroup from the 1960s have to do with this week's meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)? In this article, the one and only PACSman, Michael J. Cannavo, connects the dots -- and also shares 10 quick tips for CIOs attending HIMSS 2016 in Las Vegas.  Discuss
3-month PET/CT helps track oropharyngeal cancer
March 1, 2016 -- A three-month follow-up PET/CT scan is very helpful for detecting the recurrence of oropharyngeal cancer and predicting the overall survival of patients treated with radiation therapy, according to a study presented at the recent American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium in Scottsdale, AZ.  Discuss
Cloud firm Box unveils healthcare package at HIMSS 2016
February 29, 2016 -- Despite near ubiquitous adoption of electronic health records in the U.S., many workflow tasks still rely on paper and faxes. Cloud storage vendor Box hopes to change that with the launch of Box for Healthcare at this week's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting in Las Vegas.  Discuss
Midlevel image features help CAD find lymph nodes
February 29, 2016 -- Using midlevel image features in computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithms represents a step back from the latest deep machine-learning techniques, but such features produce a more transparent process with potentially more accurate results, according to new research from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.  Discuss
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