- Doctor & iPad

National Harbor, Md.—When Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center needed to find a better way of viewing medical images on mobile devices, they went the do-it-yourself route, and have gotten good results, according to a presentation at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.

 - Privace & Security

National Harbor, Md.—When it comes to data breaches in healthcare, learn from the mistakes of others. That was the message during a presentation on IT security at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2015 annual meeting. That and don’t share your passwords.

 - Surgery

While modern medicine continues to make vast strides through cutting-edge science and sophisticated technological innovation, sometimes a simple idea using already existing resources is all it takes to improve diagnostic strategies and improve patient outcomes. One of these simple ideas is helping radiologists at one prominent medical facility to more accurately identify retained surgical items in intraoperative radiographs, according to an article published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. 

 - elderly woman

Physicians and researchers are still unsure how or where Alzheimer disease begins in the brain, but a new study has found that white matter degeneration—detectable using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)—could be a reliable biomarker for atypical variations of the brain disease. The results of the study were published online May 27 in the journal Radiology.

 - check list

A novel system of standardized reporting and image analysis has shown the potential to help improve the accuracy of appendicitis imaging and decrease the rate of unnecessary surgical procedures, according to results of a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.