PACS

Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) have replaced conventional radiographic films as the digital image-viewing hub over the past two decades and now serve as the primary communication bridge between radiologists, radiologic technologists and referring providers. PACS enables all authorized clinicians to access medical images and reports quickly, easily and from virtually any location. Some health systems have integrated PACS into the electronic medical record (EMR). Others have moved to enterprise image systems to replace radiology PACS and allow all departments to now store images and reports in one location for easier health system-wide access.

What to look for in radiology workflow orchestration software. Enterprise wide advanced visualization

Elizabeth Bergey, MD, a diagnostic radiologist at Quantum, chairman of Quantum’s Board of Directors, discusses some of the questions radiology practices should be asking when evaluating orchestration software.

One of the big problems in radiology today is the selective cherry picking of the easier, more desirable cases from the DICOM work lists and leaving the more complicated studies for other radiologists, leading to radiologist burnout. Several vendors now offer radiology workflow orchestration software engines to help load balance reading lists. Image from Sectra.

One of the problems in radiology today is the selective cherry picking of the easier, more desirable cases from the DICOM worklists and leaving the more complicated studies for other radiologists, which is one of the factors in radiologist burnout.

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Elizabeth Bergey, MD, a diagnostic radiologist at Quantum, chairman of Quantum’s board of directors, explains some of the issues that cause burnout and how technology can help mitigate issues that cause radiologists to leave.

Elizabeth Bergey, MD, a diagnostic radiologist at Quantum, explained how the radiology group orchestrates its work lists for load balancing at the 2022 Radiology Business Management (RBMA) meeting.

Elizabeth Bergey, MD, a diagnostic radiologist at Quantum, chairman of Quantum’s Board of Directors, explains how the radiology group orchestrates its work lists for load balancing using an AI-driven IT system for its work lists.

A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by patients over a data breach at a four-location radiology practice and its countrywide parent company.

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A radiology practice with a national footprint has picked Fujifilm Healthcare Americas to supply workflow management software and related services across the practice’s growing enterprise.

Challenged by the COVID pandemic to “match pedagogy with purpose,” many radiology educators have tapped technology to help keep residents from falling behind.

Examples of a radiology report embedded video and text explaining the video for the patient in the report. This is from an AJR study that found embedding short videos from the radiologist explaining the images greatly enhanced patient engagement and satisfaction.

A new study found embedding videos in radiology reports aimed at patients had a big impact and may improve radiologist communication with patients. 

Options for choosing transgender gender sex or gender choice are now offered in most PACS and RIS systems.

Most radiological hardware and software systems now offer gender options beyond female/male classification, a recent analysis shows. 

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Pennsylvania imaging experts offered several key lessons learned, including the need to engage rads and continuously monitor data accuracy. 

A watchdog is urging providers to apologize to the now-deceased patient's family and correct weaknesses in image-ordering processes. 

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RSNA released a set of guiding principles during the pandemic's early days, and researchers recently set out to gauge imaging providers' adherence, unearthing mixed results. 

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American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) delegates to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates 2022 meeting Stephen Bloom, MD, and Nishant Shah, MD, explain a new AMA policy asking Congress to revise its clinician decision support mandate. 

The American Medical Association Board of Delegates approved a policy calling on payers to reimburse for the drug regadenoson and not to employ payment policies that push for cardiologists to change the drug they use for pharmacologic stress for one that is considered less safe.

American Medical Association President Gerald Harmon, MD, joined us for an exclusive chat about some of the hottest topics discussed at the 2022 AMA House of Delegates meeting.

   
   
   
   
   
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