Technology Management

On Augist 3, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Siemens Healthineers issued an advisory that four of the company’s diagnostic imaging systems may be vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Carestream announced Tuesday that its manufacturing plant in Windsor has won a Colorado Industrial Energy Efficiency award from the Colorado Energy Office. Energy consumption at the plant has decreased by 5.4 percent in the last two years, and Carestream says it is hoping to reduce consumption by another 5 percent by 2020.

A collaborative effort between IBM and the University of Alberta in Canada has produced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms were able to examine MRI and predict schizophrenia with 74 percent accuracy.

Agfa Healthcare announced Thursday that the XERO Xtend functionalities of its Enterprise Imaging zero-footprint viewer have received FDA 510(k) clearance. These new features provide the company’s XERO Universal Viewer with 3D processing capabilities and “advanced clinical applications.”

Radiologists are in need of accurate methods for assessing a patient’s percent breast density (PBD) from a 2D mammogram. Are today’s volumetric breast density software programs up to the challenge?

Many radiology groups and departments already use social media on a regular basis, but popular platforms such as Facebook and Twitter can also be used to help individuals advertise their own personal brand and make a name for themselves.

The Mount Sinai Health System in New York City has developed the Imaging Research Warehouse (IRW), a “massive image database” developed by the Mount Sinai Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute (TMII).

Communication with referring physicians is essential in radiology, but it often becomes stressful and frustrating for radiologists when they struggle to track down the right person. This can lead to workflow delays that chip away at various quality metrics and have a negative impact on patient care. In a recent case study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, Eduardo J. Matta, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and colleagues worked to improve communication between radiologists and referring physicians by implementing a new, PACS-based software solution.

Radiology’s shift to value-based care has caused providers to focus on patient experience more than ever before. What makes patients happy? What makes them comfortable? How do you get them more involved in their own care? Asking these questions is the easy part, of course—it’s answering them and then making those answers a reality that can be a significant challenge.

The Neiman Health Policy Institute is at it again, adding yet another online tool to help imaging practices make the right clinical and economic decisions. The institute released the Breast Screening Bundle Tool after a presentation at the American College of Radiology Annual Meeting.

The implementation of standardized reporting for suspected hepatocellular carcinoma improved consistency and clarity, according to an article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Imagine trying to find a white rabbit in a field of snow. This scenario is similar to what radiologists go through when looking for tumors in a woman with dense breasts, as both normal fibroglandular tissue and abnormal masses appear white on a mammogram.