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Now that patients want to play a more hands-on role in their own healthcare, the quality of radiology reports has never been more important. In a new analysis published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, the authors highlighted current reporting standards and emerging best practices with special emphasis placed on patient-centric concepts in radiology reporting.

In the last decade, radiation exposure and patient dose has decreased in cardiology, according to trends analyzed and evaluated in a recent article published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  

Radiologists may want to invest in cloud-based image sharing software for departmental workflow purposes. New research in the American College of Radiology showed high efficacy of cloud-based image sharing in a mammography department.

A recent study in the American College of Radiology aimed to assess spending patterns on high-cost imaging during the final three months of life.

Cheryl Petersilge, MD, MBA, with the department of regional radiology at the Cleveland Clinic, examined enterprise imaging—and how radiologists must integrate and collaborate with other departments. Her clinical perspective clinical perspective was published online in the October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

 

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Commodifiable Me: A First-person Account of the Virtues of Imaging Informatics

The Argonauts (and Odysseus, after them) had to sail past rocky islands housing the enchanting Sirens. Their wonderful songs made sailors hurl themselves overboard and swim toward them, even as they died upon the jagged rocks. After my fifth birthday, however, I accepted that plugging my ears never makes bad news go away for long.

Ahead in the Cloud: Imaging Cloud Applications and Ideas

The data-intensive nature of radiology has long kept the specialty on the cutting edge of IT. That’s why cloud computing is a relatively old concept among imaging-informatics veterans.

Idea in Search of a Business Model: Solving the Image-sharing Dilemma

The deftness of data movement between sites creates a deception that it’s easy; it’s not. Leaving aside technical problems with integration, servers, and storage, the more central problem might be this: Who pays the bill to set image exchange in motion?

Health IT for Patient–Provider Connection

Digital health care gives patients a new opportunity to engage with their care providers on an unprecedented scale. With the electronic exchange of health information, consumers can access their medical records electronically, share them with providers, and make informed decisions. These advances in health IT make possible better consumer engagement, as well as more efficient and effective care.

The Top Five Medical-imaging IT Projects of 2012

One hallmark unites the winning entries in the top five medical-imaging IT projects of 2012, cosponsored by Radiology Business Journal and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM): Each project represents a view beyond the traditional acquisition, archiving, and communication of radiological images. All of the winning entries take a

Dashboards: From Data to Discovery

Paul J. Chang, MD, FSIIM, says, “Because of the external expectations that we will all do more in radiology with less time and fewer resources, we are now entering a maturation phase that I call image management. The emphasis, now, is on understanding what we do to help the value proposition. The key is now measurable improvement in efficiency,

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