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Michael Walter
Michael joined TriMed in 2015 as the digital editor of He has over a decade of experience working as a writer, copy editor and manager. Michael studied journalism at the University of North Texas. He currently lives in St. Louis with his wife, daughter, and a record collection that never seems to stop growing.
 - Pure Storage

As electronic health records (EHRs), interoperability and value-based care have grown more important in healthcare, an increasing number of providers are tasking IT departments with developing, implementing and managing complex enterprise imaging (EI) strategies. And one of the biggest components of any EI strategy is its ability to properly store the massive amounts of data the provider produces on a daily basis.

 - Johann Fernando, PhD

At RSNA 2017 in Chicago, FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., is unveiling its brand new suite of solutions for pediatric patients. Each solution was designed specifically to combat the challenges associated with treating children while focusing on efficiency, low radiation dose and convenience.

According to Ann McKee, MD, chief of neuropathology at VA Boston and director of Boston University’s CTE Center, hockey is falling behind football in posthumous brain donation.

 - Breast screening

Starting annual screening mammography for breast cancer at age 40 helps detect a significant number of cancers, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

 - Doctor and older patient

Radiology’s shift to value-based care has providers considering even the smallest details related to the patient experience. A recent study published by Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, however, shows that radiology residents are not being trained on the proper way to communicate exam results to patients.

 - Jeff Hoffmeister, MD

The growing influence of artificial intelligence and deep learning in healthcare has led some writers to theorize that certain specialties, including radiology, would soon be “replaced” by machines.

 - Michael Walter

I attended a lot of great presentations at RSNA 2016 in Chicago, but the one by Paul J. Chang, MD, on Nov. 28 had perhaps the biggest impact on me. 

 - Krupinski, Elizabeth

Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, professor and vice chair for research at the Emory University School of Medicine’s department of radiology and imaging sciences, has been studying fatigue in radiology for a decade now. At RSNA 2016, Krupinski will present information on some of what she’s learned during the three-part “Perception in the Clinic” session on Friday, Dec. 2. 

 - Michael Walter

A recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology examined one reason issues in women’s imaging may be so hard to follow: Hospitals aren’t using their own resources to educate patients. 

 - Michael Walter

RSNA 2016 will feature more than 20 sessions about leadership and management. These are three that caught my attention.