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Ryan Vemmer

The American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) prides itself in being the premier resource and catalyst for professional leadership in the medical imaging business. To that end, this year the organization will provide a multi-pronged educational experience. The conference offers a multitude of sessions addressing the following management issues: finance, human resources, communication and information, operations, and assets.

Data compression has always been a controversial subject. But what are the current thoughts: do you or don’t you compress radiology images? We sat down with pro-compression guru Eliot Siegel, MD, as well as gathering a counterpoint view from Paul Chang, MD. See what they think.

At its 54th Annual Meeting from June 2-6, the Society of NuclearMedicine (SNM) is focusing on the latest advances in personalizedmedicine within the field. Some 4,000 attendees, including physicians,technologists, administrators, scientists and pharmacists are expectedat the event in Washington, D.C.

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) is hosting its annual meeting June 7-10 in Providence, R.I., centered on the theme of “Imaging Informatics for the Enterprise.”

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise has gone from a small-time operation to a major player in the healthcare interoperability game.

The question facilities are asking is how can teleradiology improve or maintain workflow regardless of the time of day?

The 56th Annual American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions are headed to the Big Easy this year. Here’s an overview of what a variety of vendors will be showcasing on the exhibit hall floor.

They may seem like part of the woodwork, but CD and DVD technologyremains a vital tool for any healthcare facility managing and needingto communicate large amounts of medical images and patient information.

Rather than employ round-the-clock radiologists, small facilities are recruiting subspecialty providers for timely reads in a wide area of expertise.

Color displays traditionally have not offered the resolution or brightness for use in reading many diagnostic images. But that’s changed, with some facilities even taking the leap to all-color.