Imaging technologies are highly advanced in the health care industry and have become commonplace in diagnosis and treatment. Yet managing and consolidating images in the contemporary clinical setting is a challenge. Read here about picture archiving systems, integration with electronic health records, image data standards, and storage and distribution issues across widespread networks.
The use of a health information exchange to share reports on imaging tests can help reduce the number of times patients undergo the exact same test. That is the finding of Weill Cornell Medical College researchers.
Lexmark International, a vendor of printing services and document workflow products spanning multiple industries, continues to expand its healthcare holdings with at least the fourth acquisition in the past year.
Camden, N.J.-based Cooper University Medical Center has replaced its patchwork communications network with technology from Comcast Business Ethernet services.
A prominent radiation oncologist gave a shout-out to structured EHR data during a keynote session at RSNA 2014, as part of a plea for better communication among radiologists, referring physicians, and patients.
A tiny portion of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 is likely to have more impact on radiology practice than any of the cutting edge research presented this week at RSNA 2014.
Ubiquitous smartphones are responsible for a number of cultural changes, from the rise of texting to the demise of paper maps. One of their most visible impacts in healthcare may be to force adoption of enterprise-wide image management.
Cerner Corp. is offering customers an "order vetting" feature that allows radiologists to evaluate the necessity and appropriateness of a radiology study before performing it.
Server-side rendering sends diagnostic quality images to any web browser on any computer--even a Windows XP laptop--with no download delay, in a new system feature from PACS vendor Viztek that will be shown at this years RSNA (Booth #7322).
A study at RSNA 2014, which radiologists are invited to participate in, will seek to compare a specific technology for reading medical image exams with traditional reading procedures.
Recent advances in speech recognition technology are making it easier for healthcare providers to reconcile the conflicting demands of free-text reporting and structured data.
If a patient is suspected of having a pulmonary embolism, should the patient undergo diagnostic imaging and if so, when?
Like other information technologies, radiology informatics is rapidly innovating. In the next five years, radiologists will enjoy better resolution and brightness of displays, as well as greater storage, networking, and processing power.
Radiologists today have a growing variety of mobile apps that can aid in decision making throughout the day, says Michael DAlessandro, M.D., a professor of radiology at University of Iowa College of Medicine and a pediatric radiologist at UI Childrens Hospital.
Clinicians are drowning in a sea of data from electronic health records; the more sophisticated systems have a zillion structured fields and a growing mound of unstructured data, says Michael Ethan Zalis, M.D., an associate radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Since 2009, RSNA has asked representatives of the National Library of Medicine to come to its annual conference to teach radiologists what types of databases and other tools are available that can assist them in their daily work.