Imaging Informatics

Imaging utilization for low back pain by primary care providers has increased in recent years, according to new findings published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Would an automated radiology-pathology feedback tool provide value for radiologists? Researchers developed one and studied its effectiveness, sharing their findings in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

There is considerable variation among radiologists when choosing whether to include follow-up imaging recommendations in radiology reports, according to new findings published in Radiology.

Patients are now reading their own radiology reports on a regular basis. A new commentary published in Academic Radiology examined what this means for the specialty as a whole and how radiologists can work to still provide the very best patient care possible.

Franklin, Tennessee-based Touchstone Medical Imaging has agreed to pay the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) $3 million to settle a 2014 security breach that exposed the protected health information (PHI) of more than 300,000 patients.

The University of Toronto’s Department of Medical Imaging has signed an agreement with International Medical Solutions (IMS) to use its IMS Web Viewer solution for assessing the performance of diagnostic radiology residents.

Radiologists and referring physicians prefer it when multipart CT scans are read by a single specialist instead of numerous subspecialists, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

The Vesical Imaging-Reporting and Data System (VI-RADS) was introduced in 2018 to provide consistency when radiologists use multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) for staging bladder cancer.

The high sensitivity associated with breast MRI makes it an effective tool for detecting breast cancer, but the costs and long acquisition times have kept it from being embraced as a supplemental screening option.

Patient portals have been associated with numerous benefits, but there are challenges to consider as well, according to a new analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. What can be done to address these challenges? 

Allowing patients to communicate directly with radiologists through an online portal helps them stay informed and feel more engaged, according to a case study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Clinical decision support (CDS) systems can play a role in reducing unnecessary imaging orders, according to a study published in PLOS ONE. However, the authors noted, the reduction may be relatively modest.