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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.


Recent Headlines

Accommodating Non-DICOM Images: Is Your Enterprise Imaging Strategy Diverse Enough?

A comprehensive enterprise imaging strategy requires hospitals to develop discipline and processes to manage all forms of imaging—including the rapidly proliferating category of mobile images

ProMedica signs on to expand Sectra PACS into Sectra VNA

Sectra announced this week that ProMedica, a 13-hospital healthcare system serving Ohio and Michigan, has signed a six-year contract to expand its Sectra PACS into a Sectra Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA). 

Carestream joins Intel's Storage Builders Program

Carestream Health announced this week that it has officially joined Intel’s Storage Builders Program, an open collaboration of companies looking to “revolutionize” cloud-based storage. 

JACR sponsors development ‘hackathon’ during ACR 2016

Let’s make an app! The Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) is hosting its very first “hackathon” next month at the ACR 2016 annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Many rad departments still lack PACS-EMR integration, but improvement may be on the way

Integration between PACS and electronic medical records (EMRs) is still lacking for many radiologists, but there are reasons to believe it could improve in the near future, according to a recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Olea Medical’s Olea Sphere software gains FDA clearance

French software application manufacturer Olea Medical announced this week it has received FDA clearance for its Olea Sphere 3.0 software. 

Omnyx announces launch of new Dynamyx software

Omnyx, a joint venture of GE Healthcare and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, announced this week it is launching its new digital pathology software, Dynamyx.

AMRA announces new marketing agreement with GE Healthcare

AMRA, a global medical technology company based out of Linköping, Sweden, has entered into a new marketing agreement with GE Healthcare, the company announced at this week’s European Congress of Radiology in Vienna, Austria. 

HIMSS and SIIM join forces to tackle enterprise imaging challenges

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) are teaming up in an effort to advance the adoption and capabilities of enterprise-wide image sharing strategies.

Teleradiology: A Utility for Telemedicine?

Radiology’s information highway offers unique opportunities for value and revenue enhancement