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With the 2018 Olympic Winter Games beginning Friday, GE Healthcare and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have created a new diagnostic tool that uses imaging to provide individualized care for competing athletes.

While healthcare learns how to improve its response to cybersecurity threats, the number and ferocity of incidents continue to increase. Health Imaging spoke with Zack Hornberger, recently tabbed as director of cybersecurity and imaging informatics for Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), to discuss what medical imaging professionals can do to best prepare for handling cybersecurity breaches.

Congress voted to reopen the government Monday, Jan. 22, after a weekend-long shutdown, with a short-term spending bill effective through Feb. 8. As a part of this deal, the nationwide medical device tax that took effect Jan. 1, 2018 will now be delayed for another two years.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already changing the way radiologists do their jobs. And while much of the action is in mundane task relief, exciting opportunities are emerging for the technology to push radiology’s role in personalized medicine beyond what it could accomplish with human eyes alone.

Researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands recently presented in Nature Communications a newly developed spectrometer small enough to be inserted into a smartphone, according to an Eindhoven University of Technology release.  

 

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Researchers release data set of brain MRI from stroke patients

Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) have archived and shared the Anatomical Tracings of Lesion After Stroke (ATLAS), an open-source data set of brain MRI from stroke patients, published online Feb. 20 in Scientific Data.

2018 Winter Olympics: New athlete-focused tool to provide individualized care

With the 2018 Olympic Winter Games beginning Friday, GE Healthcare and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have created a new diagnostic tool that uses imaging to provide individualized care for competing athletes.

Q&A: MITA’s Hornberger stresses communication, engagement for improved imaging cybersecurity

While healthcare learns how to improve its response to cybersecurity threats, the number and ferocity of incidents continue to increase. Health Imaging spoke with Zack Hornberger, recently tabbed as director of cybersecurity and imaging informatics for Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), to discuss what medical imaging professionals can do to best prepare for handling cybersecurity breaches.

US medical device industry cheers 2-year delay of tax

Congress voted to reopen the government Monday, Jan. 22, after a weekend-long shutdown, with a short-term spending bill effective through Feb. 8. As a part of this deal, the nationwide medical device tax that took effect Jan. 1, 2018 will now be delayed for another two years.

Expectations around AI for radiology considered in the realm of the realistic

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already changing the way radiologists do their jobs. And while much of the action is in mundane task relief, exciting opportunities are emerging for the technology to push radiology’s role in personalized medicine beyond what it could accomplish with human eyes alone.

New micro-spectrometer can perform imaging exams on smartphone

Researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands recently presented in Nature Communications a newly developed spectrometer small enough to be inserted into a smartphone, according to an Eindhoven University of Technology release.  

RSNA 2017: Ransomware market is worth $1B—are you secure?

As cyberattack become increasingly common incidents, healthcare professionals must push security to the forefront. In a presentation given at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Jim Whitfill, CMO of innovation Health Partners and President of Lumetis, described the current cybersecurity environment and detailed how professionals can take steps toward improving privacy.

RNSA 2017: Enterprise radiation dose management

Nicole Murphy, MS, a medical physicist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and Christina Sammet, PhD, research assistant professor of Radiology at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and medical physicist at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, targeted three main objectives in relation to radiation dose management at RSNA 2017. 

RSNA 2017: Rads who use AI will replace rads who don’t

Artificial intelligence (AI) is here to stay in radiology—and so are radiologists.

Long hours, high volumes escalate likelihood of radiologist error

An analysis of nearly three million radiologic exams has confirmed prior research showing that physicians’ concentration tends to fall off toward the tail end of on-duty shifts. And yes, the diminishment in radiologists’ accuracy may be increased when they’re working especially long shifts and/or plowing through long worklists.

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