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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.  

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.

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. 

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

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.


Recent Headlines

Enterprise PACS in a New Enterprise

Sky Ridge Medical Center opened in August 2003 with a significant investment in cutting-edge technology and a commitment to a filmless environment.

Leveling the Field: Comparing Storage Media Costs

A range of more affordable storage choices is allowing storage area network access for mid-range and small-scale healthcare facilities.

Web-based PACS Packs Interest

The PACS of today is definitely a more mature sibling of the PACS of a decade ago.

Standards Watch | PACS Through the Years

PACS through the years definitely has been a "lessons learned" experience. This article describes some of the history, and evolution of these systems as well as early experiences.

Workstations: At your fingertips

Managing the flow of images from numerous modality scanners to specific workstations for post-processing is one of the critical elements in maintaining and boosting radiology department productivity.

On Display: Monitors Show Their True Colors

Film on a lightbox or a digital image on a monitor - while the purpose is the same, the technology behind each is oh so different. The bottom line remains that the radiologist wants to know that the images - analog or digital - are of optimal diagnostic q

Integrated RIS-PACS: Is it the Right Choice?

While PACS enables radical changes in how an imaging center or radiology department manages its business, the intelligence features of the radiology information system (RIS) manage department workflow.

More Than Remote Success

The value of PACS escalates as radiologists expand their volume of work and other providers seek subspecialty expertise through teleradiology.

Standards Watch | DICOM Turns 20: A Retrospective and a Look Forward

A large group of DICOM geeks, gurus and other interested parties gathered in September in Baltimore to celebrate the DICOM (digital imaging and communications in medicine) 20-year anniversary.

A Big Byte: PACS Widen Image Storage Boundaries

Image storage has become the primary concern and key component of PACS, in large part because as much as 60 percent of all hospital storage is used by and originates with the system.