Imaging Informatics

Hoping to make worthwhile MRI workflow improvements? Extracting DICOM metadata can provide more accurate, reliable information than RIS data alone, according to findings published in the Journal of Digital Imaging.

Lumbar spine MRI reports are too confusing for an average patient to read and understand, according to new findings published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

A Florida-based surgeon must pay a $3,000 fine for removing a woman’s kidney because he thought it was a cancerous mass. The surgeon has pointed out that the patient's radiology results were not at the hospital at the time of the surgery.

Artificial intelligence (AI) can help providers identify follow-up recommendations in radiology reports, according to new research published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

CT protocols and radiation doses vary significantly across different countries, according to a new study published in the BMJ. The authors added, however, that developing a consistent standard “should be possible.”

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) has announced the completion of an Early Lung Imaging Confederation (ELIC) pilot project designed to improve early lung cancer detection by establishing a large network of shared CT images.

A hospital-based breast imaging clinic implemented a real-time location system (RTLS) to track its workflow, learning important information that will lead to better patient care moving forward.

Radiologists find value in the usage of interactive multimedia, such as hyperlinks, into their clinical reporting, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Going by structural MRI of the brain, older people under 80 who have normal cognitive function but poor sleep quality are at heightened risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI).

Radiologists on the receiving end of anonymous corrections during peer-review processes are more likely to subsequently dole out anonymous corrections to other rads—and the effect is especially pronounced when the original “gotcha” was issued over a miss that had no clinical significance.

Patient information in imaging orders sent via electronic health records (EHRs) is less complete and less reliable than that found in physician notes on the same patient in the same EHR.

As radiologists continue to emphasize demonstrating their value to patient care, there has been a push to standardize the language used in radiology reports. According to a new commentary published in Academic Radiology, however, those in favor of such a shift could end up regretting it.