Imaging Informatics

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) and Philips Healthcare issued security advisories for vulnerabilities regarding the Philips' IntelliSpace Cardiovascular (ISCV) and Xcelera cardiology image and information management software products on Aug. 14.
As healthcare providers work to develop and implement enterprise imaging strategies, they often run into the same roadblocks again and again. A new white paper published in the Journal of Digital Imaging examined many of these issues, providing insight into what specialists can do to get past such problems and move forward.
One of the two largest brain cancer data collections in the U.S. has been made publicly available to researchers worldwide through the Georgetown Database of Cancer (G-DOC), according to an Aug. 10 release from Georgetown University’s Lombardi Cancer Center.
At Tuscaloosa’s DCH Regional Medical Center in Alabama, nurses are utilizing the latest imaging technology to create digital footprints of a newborn, WBRC Fox 6 News reports.
Integrating a commercial chest CT computer-aided detection (CAD) system into a clinical radiology reporting workflow reduced reading times by as much as 44 percent, according to new research published in Academic Radiology.
Structured radiology reports are becoming more common, allowing radiologists to work quickly and document key coding and billing information. But according to a recent commentary published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, today’s radiology reports are increasingly unhelpful.
Training radiology residents for on-call duties using a blended-curriculum model—known as a flipped classroom—has been gaining traction in graduate medical education. A recent study found integrating a cloud-based PACS viewer further improved trainee comprehension and comfort.
A probe carried out by the U.K.’s Care Quality Commission has uncovered a backlog of 8,500 imaging exams waiting to be reported to practitioners in east Kent—reportedly the result of an IT malfunction—Kent Online reported this week.
Developments in information technology over the last 50 years have propelled radiology into the digital arena—but when it comes to experiential learning (EL), paper logbooks still reign supreme.
Tracking repeat rates and providing additional education to technologists can help radiology departments produce fewer unnecessary x-rays, according to a new study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.
A new virtual-reality (VR) software to correct segmentation errors on MRI scans was found to be faster, more accurate and enjoyable compared to a more commonly used system, reported authors of a recent Journal of Digital Imaging study.
Four radiologists were asked how they would handle a hypothetical EMR transition if it resulted in a loss of referrals, scheduling mix-ups and additional radiologists needed to complete basic tasks. Their answers were published in a recent article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Radiology leaders responded this week to a difficult hypothetical—something the Journal of the American College of Radiology itself called a “devilish dilemma”: What would they do if their hospitals insisted on permanently switching to a new electronic medical record (EMR) without first consulting them?
Radiology residents around the world typically record experiential learning (EL) in a clinical logbook, but according to a new study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging, modern PACS and RIS technology could very well be used to build the EL portfolios of the future.
Approximately 10 percent of general practitioners are not confident when reading neuroradiology reports, according to a new study published by Clinical Radiology.
Jul 17, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
The lack of a structured reporting system for imaging technologists could be threatening the readability of studies in the field, a team of U.K. researchers reported this month in Radiography. But some argue a more rigid format would distract from the cognitive processes that make radiology reports so valuable in the first place.
Imaging Informatics
Jul 17, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
The Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) has received a donation from the Sagicor Foundation that is expected to greatly improve patient care and save the group approximately $3 million each year: a new PACS.
Imaging Informatics
Jul 16, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
An AI software developed by researchers from NVIDIA, Aalto University in Finland and MIT may be able to fix low-resolution, grainy or pixelated medical images without previously observing examples of noise-free images.
Imaging Informatics, Artificial Intelligence
Jul 09, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Patients with retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters used to prevent venous thromboembolisms face increased complication risks the longer their device remains in the body. Researchers created an informatics tool to address the issue.
Imaging Informatics, Cardiovascular
Jul 09, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
A semiautomated process for tracking patients with inferior vena cava (IVC) filters can improve patient care, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Imaging Informatics
Jul 05, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Many imaging providers have not implemented or started implementing clinical decision support (CDS) software, according to a new survey of more than 250 AHRA members.
Imaging Informatics, Policy