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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.

Research into health disparities has seen significant growth in the last few decades, and academic radiologists have been a part of that trend. But how can these specialists track disparities in imaging utilization if they don’t have the right data?

Pediatric body CT exams are on the rise in the United States, especially among older children, according to a new analysis of data from the American College of Radiology (ACR) CT Dose Index Registry (DIR). The authors used the data to break down various demographics of common pediatric body CT exams, publishing their findings in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

It is increasingly important for radiologists to provide care centered on patients and their families. In an article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, numerous specialists discussed their perspectives on how to best provide patient- and family-centered care (PFCC).

A lay-language glossary may help patients better understand their radiology reports, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

 

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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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