Imaging Informatics

As healthcare providers work to develop and implement enterprise imaging strategies, they often run into the same roadblocks again and again. A new white paper published in the Journal of Digital Imaging examined many of these issues, providing insight into what specialists can do to get past such problems and move forward.

The American College of Radiology’s Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta have announced a new partnership focused on applying analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to large medical claims databases.

Structured radiology reports are becoming more common, allowing radiologists to work quickly and document key coding and billing information. But according to a recent commentary published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, today’s radiology reports are increasingly unhelpful.

A probe carried out by the U.K.’s Care Quality Commission has uncovered a backlog of 8,500 imaging exams waiting to be reported to practitioners in east Kent—reportedly the result of an IT malfunction—Kent Online reported this week.

Tracking repeat rates and providing additional education to technologists can help radiology departments produce fewer unnecessary x-rays, according to a new study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.

Radiology leaders responded this week to a difficult hypothetical—something the Journal of the American College of Radiology itself called a “devilish dilemma”: What would they do if their hospitals insisted on permanently switching to a new electronic medical record (EMR) without first consulting them?

Radiology residents around the world typically record experiential learning (EL) in a clinical logbook, but according to a new study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging, modern PACS and RIS technology could very well be used to build the EL portfolios of the future.

Approximately 10 percent of general practitioners are not confident when reading neuroradiology reports, according to a new study published by Clinical Radiology.

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.

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.

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.

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.