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Timely CT scans are a crucial component of a stroke patient’s immediate treatment plan, and researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have devised a method for tracking efficiency in institutions nationwide.

Enterprise imaging is top of mind for radiology because radiology has a place at the top of many efforts to drive “every-ology” image access into hospitals and health systems across the U.S. One health system lighting the way into enterprise imaging’s future is the Mayo Clinic. The multi-state, Rochester, Minn.-based institution has been pursuing enterprise imaging since as far back as 1999.

What should radiology be expending, in manpower as well as money, to help make medical imaging accessible to and from every clinical department? And what’s in enterprise imaging for radiology, anyway? 

Most radiologists believe report automation has a significant impact on the quality of their radiology reports, according to a new study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Automation has become more common, the authors explained, due to more radiology departments going “all-digital” and the integration of RIS, PACS and reporting systems.

As radiology continues to embrace big data and artificial intelligence (AI), specialists can’t forget that they are still responsible for the safety and well-being of their patients, according to a new analysis published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

 

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Team tracks timely CT workflow in acute stroke patients

Timely CT scans are a crucial component of a stroke patient’s immediate treatment plan, and researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have devised a method for tracking efficiency in institutions nationwide.

Q&A: Mayo Clinic’s Persons and Nye on enterprise imaging, envisioned and realized

Enterprise imaging is top of mind for radiology because radiology has a place at the top of many efforts to drive “every-ology” image access into hospitals and health systems across the U.S. One health system lighting the way into enterprise imaging’s future is the Mayo Clinic. The multi-state, Rochester, Minn.-based institution has been pursuing enterprise imaging since as far back as 1999.

The elusive economics of enterprise imaging

What should radiology be expending, in manpower as well as money, to help make medical imaging accessible to and from every clinical department? And what’s in enterprise imaging for radiology, anyway? 

Radiologists say report automation saves time, improves accuracy, reduces fatigue

Most radiologists believe report automation has a significant impact on the quality of their radiology reports, according to a new study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Automation has become more common, the authors explained, due to more radiology departments going “all-digital” and the integration of RIS, PACS and reporting systems.

Protecting patients in the age of big data, AI: 3 things radiologists should consider

As radiology continues to embrace big data and artificial intelligence (AI), specialists can’t forget that they are still responsible for the safety and well-being of their patients, according to a new analysis published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Informatics consults connect providers to clinical evidence, thorough analysis

Healthcare providers often need a lot of information in very little time, making it hard to provide value-based care to their patients. One potential solution to such scenarios, according to a new analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, is an informatics consult.

Lung-RADS provides radiologists performing LDCT with consistency, fewer false positives

To ensure structured reporting for the clinical reporting of lung cancer screening with low-dose CT (LDCT), the American College of Radiology (ACR) introduced the Lung CT Screening Reporting and Data System (Lung-RADS).

Do interventional radiologists prefer structured or free-text reports?

Using structured reports in interventional radiology (IR) is preferred by radiologists and referring physicians, according to a new study published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

When providers in the same system share radiology reports with EHRs, patients benefit

Healthcare providers are being asked more and more to share diagnostic data through electronic health records (EHRs), but what kind of impact can that have on patient outcomes?

Radiology-pathology report pairing system works wonders for radiologists

Radiology-pathology report pairing can provide potential opportunities for learning and improved accuracy when matched by organ systems, according to a new article published in Academic Radiology.

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