Imaging Informatics

Wikipedia contains a significant number of articles and images that could be incorporated into the Patient-Oriented Radiology Reporter (PORTER) initiative, according to new research published in the Journal of Digital Imaging. This could then help patients understand the information included in their radiology reports. 

After exploring numerous vendors, Texas-based LStar Imaging has selected eRAD, a subsidiary of RadNet, to provide the company with enterprise imaging solutions.

Though the combination of PACS and electronic medical records (EMRs) have given ordering providers a chance to look at images and radiology reports themselves, many are still not reviewed, according to a new case study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Clinical reporting strategies for PET/CT imaging exams in the oncology setting vary widely, according to results of a worldwide survey of clinicians published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Nearly half of respondents do not regularly adhere to established reporting guidelines.

The authors of a new study in Academic Radiology developed a clinical decision support (CDS) algorithm to help physicians reduce overutilized imaging examinations in the emergency department (ED). The physicians, however, consistently disregarded its recommendations.

Updated Joint Commission requirements have left healthcare providers across the United States working to standardize imaging protocols and analyze why some CT exams exceed predetermined radiation dose thresholds.

A natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning algorithm was trained to evaluate variability in both free-text radiology reports and structured radiology reports, according to new research published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. The variation was more prevalent in free-text reports.

Incomplete thyroid ultrasound (US) radiology reports cause "confusion and discrepancy" among specialists about the risk of malignancy and the necessity of biopsy, according to findings reported in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Decision support (DS) systems based on artificial intelligence (AI) can improve the diagnostic performance of radiologists, but what’s the best way to integrate those DS systems into a reader’s workflow? Researchers tested two different reading methodologies, sharing their findings in the Journal of Digital Imaging.

RaySearch Laboratories, a Stockholm-based medical technology company, and Canon Medical Systems Corporation have announced a new collaboration focused on integrating two of RaySearch’s software products—including RayStation and RayCare—into Canon Medical’s imaging and advanced visualization solutions.

After initial introduction to electronic quality-of-life (QOL) questionnaires for deep vein thrombosis and lymphedema, patients were more likely to complete the questionnaires remotely for their follow-up appointment, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Mercy Technology Services, the Mercy health system's IT division, has announced the launch of its new PACS imaging solution. The solution is set to include an enterprise viewer, VNA, speech recognition and reporting capabilities and more.