Imaging Informatics

Patient-centric radiology is critical to providing high-quality patient care, and radiologists are beginning to take note. Olga R. Brook, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, will be discussing patient-centric radiology Thursday, Nov. 29, at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.

Radiologists working in specialized cancer centers exhibit the same efficacy in interpreting lung CTs as their counterparts working in non-specialized institutions, researchers reported in Clinical Radiology this month, suggesting large-scale lung screening efforts are likely diagnostically sound.

Monthly conference compliance reviews could improve unprompted adverse event (AE) reporting among interventional radiologists, according to a Penn Medicine study published Nov. 20 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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With RSNA 2018 rapidly approaching, Signify Research has published a new report on the trends expected to steal the show. And, yes, artificial intelligence (AI) seems like an obvious choice for No. 1, but the report suggests another top trend: efficiency.

The idea of implementing a “deconstructed PACS”—using multiple vendors for key solutions such as your PACS, VNA and viewers—was gaining huge momentum among imaging providers as recently as a few years ago. Now, however, providers are moving away from a best-of-breed approach to its imaging solutions and embracing a single-source approach.

Implementing locally developed appropriate use criteria (AUC) as clinical decision support (CDS) could help reduce unnecessary imaging for emergency department (ED) patients with renal colic, according to new research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

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.