Imaging Informatics

A urology resident requested CT surveillance of one patient's abdomen and pelvis within 90 days, but it ended up taking nearly twice as long. 

The San Francisco startup is creating a cloud-based radiology operating system it says can unify fragmented IT and simplify workflows. 

While rare, these instances may represent “major” clinical findings and necessitate additional imaging, rad oncology experts urged.

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance, representing equipment manufacturers, slammed the Copyright Office Registrar’s recommendations. 

Together they'll read more than 130 million exams annually and serve 2,000 customers including the 10 top U.S. hospitals, the two said. 

California radiologists have seen average turnaround times and flags per exam plummet, with skepticism quickly dissipating, experts wrote in JACR

University Hospitals recently finished implementing a novel algorithm for detecting pneumothorax, sharing its early lessons learned in the Journal of the American College of Radiology

The difference when using speech-recognition software may be accentuated in certain groups of radiologists, UNC researchers detailed in the Journal of Digital Imaging.

In a recent survey, radiologists found SR much more efficient, concise and clearly defined when compared to a free-text approach. 

The Minneapolis-based vendor has inked several recent radiology-related partnerships, with Google Cloud and Siemens Healthineers, among others.

Surveying hundreds of patients across five countries, researchers found a clear need to simplify spine imaging write-ups to reduce anxiety and unnecessary treatment. 

Substantial variability in interpretation exists between rad subspecialties and spine clinicians, experts detailed in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.

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The college praised the recent reimbursement decision but noted many of its recommendations have yet to be incorporated into the national coverage determination draft document.

Early experiments showed the saponin/TLR adjuvant activates many different parts of the immune system to strengthen its response against invading pathogens.

The advanced algorithm could make a significant impact on shared decision-making. 

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