FDA proposes update to cybersecurity guidance
October 17, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a proposal to strengthen cybersecurity protection for medical devices, replacing guidance first issued in 2014.  Discuss
PET/CT predicts success of rad therapy for spinal mets
October 3, 2018 -- FDG-PET/CT scans can predict the success of radiation therapy in patients with spinal metastases, especially in regard to progression-free survival, according to a study published online September 28 in PLOS One.  Discuss
How can PACS functionality be improved?
September 25, 2018 -- PACS has come a long way since it was first adopted in the early 1980s. But PACS software developers still need to address important technological limitations that can have a negative impact on user experience, according to research published on 17 September in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
NYMIIS: Next-gen PACS will include 'best-of-breed' AI
September 18, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - Will artificial intelligence (AI) replace radiologists over the next decade? No, but it will spark changes in PACS software that will enable radiologists to access the algorithms they want, Dr. Eliot Siegel told attendees on Monday at the New York Medical Imaging Informatics Symposium (NYMIIS).  Discuss
9 ways to reduce your legal exposure to PACS problems
September 4, 2018 -- There's no debate that PACS technology has had a huge (and largely positive) effect on radiology. But legal disputes related to PACS are unfortunately all too common. In a new column, imaging informatics expert Herman Oosterwijk discusses how you can reduce your legal exposure to PACS-related problems.  Discuss
CDC: Imaging reports among most-shared health data
August 22, 2018 -- Office-based physicians who receive patient health information electronically frequently do so to access imaging reports, and only laboratory results are viewed more often, according to research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Discuss
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
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9 ways to reduce your legal exposure to PACS problems

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