Cyberattacks pose security risk to CT, MRI scanners
February 1, 2018 -- MRI and especially CT scanners are vulnerable to cyberattacks such as the WannaCry virus, and manufacturers and healthcare providers must be aware of the risks and mechanisms behind potential attacks to create a safe healthcare environment and protect patients, according to an Israeli study published on arXiv.org.  Discuss
CMS delay of decision support creates opportunities
January 25, 2018 -- Last year's decision by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to delay implementation of imaging clinical decision-support requirements until 2020 creates an opportunity to win over skeptical clinicians, according to a January 24 webinar from the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.  Discuss
Change buys National Decision Support Company
January 18, 2018 -- In a bid to advance its goal of providing evidence-based clinical intelligence at the point of care, healthcare information systems company Change Healthcare has purchased clinical decision-support software firm National Decision Support Company.  Discuss
Mobile App Spotlight: Case app
January 17, 2018 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at Case, an iOS and Android app developed by mobile app start-up Kernel, designed to help medical researchers and specialists keep up with the latest research.  Discuss
FDA issues new draft guidance for medical software, CDS
December 11, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released new draft guidance documents for medical software and clinical decision-support (CDS) software in response to regulatory changes mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act.  Discuss
The 2017 PACSman Awards: Old MacDonald had a farm -- AI, AI, oh
November 30, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Anywhere you saw a crowd of people at this year's RSNA meeting, you knew there was a demo or presentation on artificial intelligence (AI), says Michael J. Cannavo, aka the PACSman. He offers his take on the meeting and some of the hits and misses in his ever-popular PACSman Awards.  Discuss
Philips highlights MRI, CT, and augmented radiology at RSNA
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is demonstrating a new value-oriented MRI scanner for international markets, an upgrade to its spectral CT platform, and new gamma cameras in its booth at RSNA 2017. The vendor is also giving attendees a look at the future of augmented radiology, as well as new relationships in 3D printing.  Discuss
Cybersecurity remains a problem in radiology
November 28, 2017 -- CHICAGO - 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 on Monday at the RSNA 2017 conference.  Discuss
GE RSNA launches range from CT to molecular imaging
November 27, 2017 -- CHICAGO - In its booth at RSNA 2017, GE Healthcare is highlighting a wide range of product launches and upgrades, from a new CT scanner designed to make it easier to perform routine spectral imaging to new PET/CT and SPECT/CT systems.  Discuss
Straight Talk From the PACSman: Hurricane PACS
October 2, 2017 -- If you've ever been through a real hurricane, you realize that preparation is key. Writing from central Florida, PACS consultant Michael J. Cannavo has had plenty of time to reflect on this fact, coming to the realization that PACS and hurricanes aren't so different after all.  Discuss
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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

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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.