The lack of a structured reporting system for imaging technologists could be threatening the readability of studies in the field, a team of U.K. researchers reported this month in Radiography. But some argue a more rigid format would distract from the cognitive processes that make radiology reports so valuable in the first place.
July 17, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
The Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) has received a donation from the Sagicor Foundation that is expected to greatly improve patient care and save the group approximately $3 million each year: a new PACS.
July 09, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
A semiautomated process for tracking patients with inferior vena cava (IVC) filters can improve patient care, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
July 05, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Many imaging providers have not implemented or started implementing clinical decision support (CDS) software, according to a new survey of more than 250 AHRA members.
June 28, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
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.
June 28, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
A modified TI-RADS was successful in helping one Canadian hospital achieve standardized reporting in their thyroid imaging department, the physicians reported in Academic Radiology this month, suggesting a globally uniform reporting system for thyroid cancers might not be far from reality.
June 28, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Imaging CDS that includes appropriateness guidance may yet wring the full value out of the promising technology.
June 27, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Real-time location systems are an effective way to track patient processing and room utilization times noninvasively, as well as offer insight into how radiology practices can run more efficiently, a group of Johns Hopkins researchers report in the current edition of Practical Radiation Oncology.
June 27, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
A productivity tracking system out of Ottawa Hospital in Canada measures both clinical and academic productivity among radiologists and provides physicians with an incentive to improve workplace efficiency, according to work published in the Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal.
June 27, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), the interoperability standard developed for the exchange of healthcare information, can dramatically improve patient care, according to a study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
June 18, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Using an algorithm that allows radiologists to request follow-up emails as they dictate radiology reports can engage providers across the board and improve patient care, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
June 11, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Fujifilm Medical Systems USA announced its collaboration with Availity, a payer and provider engagement network, to improve patient financial engagement and automated insurance pre-authorizations.
May 30, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. announced Wednesday, May 30, that it will be exhibiting its full enterprise imaging portfolio—including Synapse 5 PACS, Synapse 3D and Synapse VNA—and highlighting a new brand, REiLI, at the SIIM 2018 Annual Meeting May 31-June 2 in National Harbor, Maryland.
May 29, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Integrating commercially available clinical decision support (CDS) software into an electronic health record (EHR) helps improve the appropriateness of imaging studies ordered by emergency and inpatient healthcare providers, according to a new study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The shift was especially significant for trainees.
May 29, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Implementing a telephone triage service could cut interruptions to radiology reporting rooms by more than 40 percent while staying budget-friendly, according to recent research out of the United Kingdom.
May 23, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Radiologists use “variable and complex” language to describe normal thyroid glands in chest CT reports, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Could this have a negative effect on patient comprehension?
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May 23, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
A patient from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, has been awarded 700,000 Canadian dollars (more than $540,000) due to a missed tuberculosis diagnosis back in 2008.
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May 22, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Referring physicians are increasingly struggling to understand radiologists’ jargon in written imaging reports, a trio of California physicians wrote in the Journal of the American College of Radiology this week. That lack of communication could result in misguided treatment.
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May 18, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Natural language processing (NLP) techniques can help extract relevant data from free-text radiology reports, according to a study published in Journal of Digital Imaging.
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May 16, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Dicom Systems, a California-based enterprise imaging and teleradiology IT company, has announced the release of Load Balancer, an updated module for its Enterprise Imaging Unifier platform.
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May 16, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
On July 14, 2016, a terrorist drove his truck through a large crowd in Nice, France, killing 86 people and injuring more than 450. Nicolas Amoretti, MD, with the department of radiology at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice, helped treat patients in the immediate aftermath of the attack.
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