Philips issues security advisory for cardiac PACS software
August 16, 2018 -- Philips Healthcare and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team have issued security advisories regarding vulnerabilities in the vendor's IntelliSpace Cardiovascular and Xcelera cardiology image and information management software.  Discuss
Straight Talk From the PACSman: Here for the funeral?
July 18, 2018 -- Few would debate that vendor-neutral archives and enterprise viewers are a much larger part of today's landscape than they were five years ago; however, more traditional PACS are still very much alive and kicking -- though undoubtedly older and with a few more gray hairs, says PACS consultant Michael J. Cannavo in his latest article.  Discuss
Manual review required with speech recognition software
July 9, 2018 -- With a word error rate that can exceed 7%, clinical documents produced by speech recognition software from dictations need to be reviewed and edited by medical transcriptionists and physicians to avoid significant errors, according to research published online July 6 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Dealing with medical CDs: Images, reports, or both?
June 20, 2018 -- Years after it was first identified as a problem in radiology, the use of CDs to transport medical images continues to vex imaging facilities. In a new column, informatics expert Herman Oosterwijk of OTech talks about practical solutions to the dilemma.  Discuss
Software eases clinical follow-up for radiologists
June 14, 2018 -- Interface engine software can enable radiologists to automatically receive clinical follow-up data on selected cases, facilitating self-assessment as well as the evaluation of biopsy yield and concordance with imaging findings, according to research published online June 12 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Is artificial intelligence vulnerable to cyberattacks?
June 12, 2018 -- Medical imaging artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms could be vulnerable to special attacks designed to induce errors, and bad actors have both the opportunity and incentive to engage in these hard-to-detect attacks, according to research published recently on  Discuss
SIIM: CDS guides appropriate pediatric head CT orders
June 2, 2018 -- NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - A clinical decision-support (CDS) algorithm can help reduce the percentage of inappropriate pediatric head CT studies being ordered in the emergency department, according to a study presented on Friday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Discuss
Live from SIIM 2018: Women in imaging informatics
June 2, 2018 -- What can be done to increase opportunities for women in radiology and imaging informatics? Dr. Tessa Cook, PhD, from Penn Medicine discusses this topic with Senior Editor Erik L. Ridley in a video from this week's Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) meeting.  Discuss
Live from SIIM 2018: From pen and ink to AI in radiology
June 1, 2018 -- What are some of the major trends in artificial intelligence (AI) and radiology at this week's Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) meeting? Find out in this discussion between Dr. Curtis Langlotz, PhD, of Stanford University and Senior Editor Erik L. Ridley.  Discuss
SIIM: Patients should have access to imaging studies
June 1, 2018 -- NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - The time is now to provide patients with easy and speedy access to their radiology images and reports, a leading patient advocate told attendees on Thursday at the opening session of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  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.
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