Imaging Informatics

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.

Implementing a software solution that auto-fills ultrasound measurements improves radiology report quality and helps radiologists focus on their interpretations, according to new research published by Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.

New research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology suggests a structured and thorough radiology report with the use of standardized terminology should be used to create an adequate adrenal incidentaloma workup. This may lead to increased adherence to international guidelines.

Referring physicians have distinct expectations and specific, but predominantly coherent preferences with regard to radiology reporting, according to the results of a survey issued to general practitioners and hospital-based physicians in Switzerland.

New research shows that STATdx, Elsevier’s new online diagnostic decision support tool, can reduce diagnostic errors by radiologists by 19 percent.