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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.

 

Recent Headlines

RSNA announces Image Share Validation Program at annual meeting

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and The Sequoia Project, a nonprofit healthcare organization, have collaborated on a new program to increase compliance and consistency within the healthcare marketplace, the organizations announced this week at the RSNA 2015 annual meeting in Chicago.

RadLex: The Plumbing that Enables Practice

Like so many elves—plumbers is the analogy used by Daniel L. Rubin, MD—at work, a few dozen radiologists took a terminology for coding procedures created by the ACR for teaching purposes and developed it over the past decade into not just a common language but a complete ontology for the specialty of radiology: RadLex.

Are you secure? PACS, MRIs and other medical devices at risk of being hacked, says security experts

If you think your patients and patient information are secure from hackers, you may want to stop and take a closer look. According to a presentation made by two security researchers at DerbyCon 5.0 in Louisville, Ky., many healthcare provider computer systems and medical devices in the United States are vulnerable to hackers.

IBM Watson Health announces new general manager, products, partnerships

IBM made several big announcements about the future of IBM Watson Health last week, building on the momentum it gained from acquiring Merge Healthcare back in August. 

Deadline near for submitting abstracts to SIIM 2016

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2016 Annual Meeting doesn’t kick off until June 29, 2016, but the deadline for submitting original scientific abstracts to the SIIM 2016 Scientific Program is rapidly approaching.

FDA grants 510(k) clearance to new HealthMyne platform

HealthMyne, an imaging informatics company, announced this week that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to its new platform. 

TeraRecon names new president

TeraRecon, a global medical image management company, announced that Jeff Sorenson is the company’s new president.

Quantitative measures, interactivity on physician wish list for radiology reports

Many radiologists and oncologists believe that traditional radiology reporting should be improved to assist with the assessment of tumors, according to a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

New Health Gorilla portal, network will connect physicians to over 35,000 radiology centers

Health Gorilla, an online healthcare marketplace, has announced the launch of its expanded physician portal.

Q&A: IBM's Kyu Rhee talks Watson and the future of healthcare

IBM made headlines Thursday when it announced its $1 billion acquisition of Merge Healthcare. Kyu Rhee, MD, IBM chief health officer, spoke on the phone with RadiologyBusiness.com about what the deal means for radiologists and healthcare as a whole.

 

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