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 - Law Books

Radiologists are responsible for knowing the ins and outs of so many laws, proposals and government organizations that trying to keep track of them all can be downright daunting. A presentation at this week’s AHRA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas aimed to guide attendees through a variety of these hot topics, helping prepare them for the years ahead. 

 - clinical decision support

Ordering advanced imaging with clinical decision support (CDS) can save both time and money, but many of the details on how it will work are still unknown, according to a presentation earlier this week at the AHRA 2015 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

 - CT scanner

National Harbor, Md.—Manually maintaining and updating CT scan protocols can be a Herculean task, with protocols extracted in Excel or XML format that can run 25,000 lines long. A tool to help parse these protocols would be a boon to many providers, and that’s just what a group from the University of Pennsylvania set out to create.

 - confused woman

National Harbor, Md.—Patients want access to their imaging reports, but chances are they won’t be able to make heads or tails of many of the terms used to communicate findings. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania saw a need to make reports more patient-centric.

 - Workflow analytics

National Harbor, Md.— What do you want to know? What do you want to accomplish? What kind of data do you have and how can you use it to create and implement new strategies? These are the questions hospitals need to address before they can tap into the power of analytics, which has the potential to revolutionize every aspect of the business and practice of medicine.