Natural language processing (NLP) techniques can help extract relevant data from free-text radiology reports, according to a study published in Journal of Digital Imaging.
May 16, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Dicom Systems, a California-based enterprise imaging and teleradiology IT company, has announced the release of Load Balancer, an updated module for its Enterprise Imaging Unifier platform.
May 16, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
On July 14, 2016, a terrorist drove his truck through a large crowd in Nice, France, killing 86 people and injuring more than 450. Nicolas Amoretti, MD, with the department of radiology at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice, helped treat patients in the immediate aftermath of the attack.
May 15, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Public Health England (PHE) revealed this month that, since 2009, approximately 450,000 women around the age of 70 were not sent invitations to receive breast cancer screening due to an IT issue. Jeremy Hunt, the U.K.’s health and social care secretary, has said the government will provide catch-up screening to women under the age of 72 within six months.
May 14, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Granting radiology patients access to online patient portals is growing transparency in the field, Atlanta radiologist Nadja Kadom, MD, and colleagues have reported in the Journal of the American College of Radiology—but a lack of health literacy across the country is compromising the success of such an idea.
May 10, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Radiologists and referring physicians prefer structured reports—and they present concrete advantages to free-text alternatives. Recent research showed structured reports can reduce errors, help standardize resident training and improve recall of important information.
May 10, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Creating a specific report template for chest CT angiographic (CTA) examinations for suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) helps radiologists provide clinicians with more information, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
May 10, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Public Health England (PHE) revealed last week that approximately 450,000 women around the age of 70 were not sent invitations to receive breast cancer screening due to an IT issue that was first identified in January. Since that news was announced, according to one PHE official, almost 14,000 women have reached out for more information.
May 10, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
In today’s era of quality over quantity, it’s important for radiologists to demonstrate their value by delivering high-quality radiology reports to clinicians. In some specialties, however, the clinicians don’t always necessarily view the full radiology reports or the images that accompany the reports.
May 03, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Imaging reports may eat up the bulk of a radiologist’s day-to-day duties, but, according to a pair of Charlottesville, Virginia, clinicians, supplementing those reports with interactive multimedia could actually boost efficiency while adding value to conventional reporting.
May 03, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
In a profession where success hinges on quality imaging surveillance, a lack of universally accepted guidelines often gives way to inconsistent reporting in radiology rooms—but a group of clinicians thinks artificial intelligence could be cleaning up workflow.
May 03, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Automatically exporting bone mineral density (BMD) data from dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) exams to the electronic medical record (EMR) reduces errors and improves turnaround times, according to a new study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
May 02, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Public Health England (PHE) announced this week that, since 2009, approximately 450,000 women around the age of 70 were not sent invitations to participate in the United Kingdom's NHS breast screening program. The issue, caused by “a complex IT problem,” was identified in January.
Apr 30, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Monday, April 30, that a new online feature allows veterans to access their own medical images and any associated reports.
Apr 27, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Radiologists could improve workflow efficiency—a factor key to improving quality and care in the imaging environment—by prioritizing overarching issues within their practices and focusing on simple solutions, a pair of Boston-based clinicians wrote in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Apr 26, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Integration of PACS with an electronic medical record (EMR) is associated with saving radiologists time and helping them access the EMR more frequently, according to a new study in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Apr 25, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has added the International Medical Solutions (IMS) Educational Toolkit to its technology portfolio for medical imaging education, IMS announced Wednesday, April 25.
Apr 25, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Orangeworm, an aggressive group of hackers, is targeting medical devices of healthcare providers with a new malware. The malware, called Kwampirs, is a “backdoor Trojan that provides the attackers with remote access to the compromised computer,” the cybersecurity firm Symantec reported this week.
Apr 24, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
As their duties are seemingly always piled sky-high, radiologists often wonder which aspects of their job they can trust to automated technology. Selecting protocols for standard CT and MRI exams could be one of them, a group of Detroit researchers reported this month in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. 
Apr 12, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
The quality of communication between ordering providers and radiologists via radiology requisitions is declining, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology. If this trend continues, it could potentially hurt a radiologist’s ability to provide the best patient care possible.
Apr 12, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Ambra Health has reached an agreement with MC Healthcare, a medical distributor and subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Corporation, to offer a cloud-based medical imaging platform in Japan.