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PACS is powering better workflow in breast imaging, transforming the way breast imaging radiologists read studies and interact with one another by improving physician efficiency, accuracy and saving time. Metrics matter in healthcare today and now excellent efficiency, productivity, quality of care and provider and patient satisfaction are measures of success that belong together in the pursuit of better breast imaging.

Many radiologists are functioning well by most standards but are nowhere near their potential level of fulfillment. So how can we reach our highest potential by applying positive psychology?

Patients increasingly read their own radiology reports, and the trend is only accelerating. In this new world, radiologists need to be mindful of the harm that poorly chosen words can do to a patient’s peace of mind.

Genetics-based care nudges radiologists to shed their skin as discrete dispensers of diagnoses and grow as vital co-planners of treatment.

Despite the excitement over a new blood test for brain injury, radiology has a long future as a key player in the war against sports concussions.

Presenting five ways to establish, implement and monitor policies for divvying up duties, doling out rewards and sharing decision-making.

Here’s the thinking behind Anthem/AIM’s decision to steer certain advanced imaging procedures out of hospital settings.

The economic environment for breast imaging is already complex and still evolving. Keeping up requires understanding the dynamics at work.

Imaging CDS that includes appropriateness guidance may yet wring the full value out of the promising technology.

If you’re an American between middle age and senior citizenship, you’re getting encouraged to get screened for colon cancer. If your primary-care doctor doesn’t regularly remind you about the ease and availability of the test, no worries. Just consume any mass health media.

2018 has been an especially busy year for imaging leaders, with technology evolving at a rapid rate and healthcare policies continuing to change with the times. At AHRA 2018 in Orlando, many of those leaders will once again unite to share ideas, learn, network and have a little bit of fun. AHRA’s president, Angelic Bush, spoke with RBJ about some of the biggest trends in radiology right now and what she and her colleagues have planned for the big show in Orlando.

As the sheer volume of medical imaging data across U.S. healthcare continues to soar, and as burgeoning technologies like AI and enterprise imaging continue to gain altitude, imaging informatics professionals working in healthcare find themselves challenged to keep up. For this reason, many repeat attendees of the annual meetings of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine are likely to find SIIM 2018 among the most consequential in memory. Cheryl K. Carey, MBA, the organization’s new executive director—installed last November—took questions from RBJ during the runup to the event.

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