Imaging Informatics

The adoption of PACS technology has been incredibly important for radiology, according to a new study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging, helping the specialty become largely filmless while improving workflow, efficiency and productivity. However, the authors noted, this current generation of PACS has numerous limitations.

What do you hope to get out of your facility’s PACS? Lightning-fast speed? The latest and greatest features?

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. announced Tuesday, Sept. 11, that it is continuing its ongoing partnership with the American College of Radiology (ACR) to provide hands-on training to radiologists at the ACR Education Center in Reston, Virginia.

A team of researchers has developed a process for large-scale clinical data annotation that makes it easier to apply deep learning to mammography, according to a new study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging.

Medical imaging reports are the second most common type of patient health information (PHI) received electronically by physicians, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A majority of physicians who use electronic health records (EHRs) also send imaging reports, search for them and integrate them into their own records.

Communicating verbally—whether that’s over the phone, in person or through voicemail—is the best way to achieve timely follow-up with breast imaging patients whose mammograms are inconclusive, according to a study published ahead of print in Academic Radiology.

Healthcare providers in Scotland have outsourced more than 398,000 imaging exams to external providers since 2015, according to statistics released by the Scottish Liberal Democrats this week.

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.