The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) announced April 23 it will be expanding the breadth of the NEMA American National Standard for Servicing of Medical Devices to cover all medical devices—not just those dealing with imaging technologies.
A team of researchers out of China found the CT-based radiomic signature of primary tumors can be used to quantitatively and noninvasively predict the spread of a common form of lung cancer to lymph nodes.
Twitter has become the most widely used social media network by those in the medical community. But imaging providers may not be properly using the platform, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Radiologist requisitions are the primary means of acquiring clinical information and have been shown to improve diagnosis. But new research suggests the quality of clinical information in these forms is declining.
Philips Healthcare and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICE-CERT) issued security advisories regarding vulnerabilities to Philip's medical imaging management software systems ISite and IntelliSpace PACS.
Deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are often associated with identifying nodules and classifying images, but a recent study found convolutional neural networks (CNNs) can be utilized in radiology workflows to determine musculoskeletal MRI protocols.
Radiologists are subject to a myriad of interruptions. These frequent disturbances increase reading times and reduce accuracy with potentially negative consequences for both patients and providers, according to a recent Academic Radiology study.
Gordon Memorial Hospital in Sheridan County, Nebraska, recently added a digital x-ray machine, and two years ago bought a CT scanner. Since then, diagnosis and overall care has been steadily improving, the Scottsbluff StarHerald reports.
According to an article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, the rise of PACS and digital reading rooms are contributing to work-related musculoskeletal injuries among radiologists.
A team of Colorado researchers found data entry software can reduce errors in ultrasound and dual-energy x-ray (DEXA) radiology reports while saving time and up to $1 million in radiologist wages over five years.
In a study published in Academic Radiology, researchers used a machine learning radiomic technique to extract quantitative imaging features from digital mammograms. The platform demonstrated the imaging features were associated with breast cancer subtypes.
Musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging has increased over the past two decades—and so has its costs to the healthcare system. A recent study in the American Journal of Roentgenology found understanding the unique specialty referral patterns of MSK extremity imaging may help radiology practices optimize and cut unnecessary costs related to the technique.
In a world of increasingly personalized care, patients want top treatment with minimal travel. A team of New York researchers created an in-house Google Maps app that determined the quickest route for patients seeking an appointment for interventional radiology (IR) services.
During the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, GE Healthcare and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) teamed up on a new diagnostic tool that used 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.