Enterprise Imaging

Two experts recently lobbied for redesigning educational pathways to train and incorporate these new professionals into daily radiology clinical workflows.

Researchers reported lower sensitivity and positive predictive values compared to prior studies when using a federally cleared support tool to identify intracranial hemorrhages.

The college noted it's unclear how HHS plans to enforce their "controversial clarification."

When armed with transparent radiology utilization data, primary care providers compared themselves with peers and changed their ordering habits, according to a new report published in JACR.

The add-on notifies scheduling and front desk staff if a patient has been vaccinated and alerts rads of potential false-positive lymph node issues.

Coronary artery calcification is a marker of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, the leading killer in patients undergoing low-dose CT screening.

A Stanford University-led team pored over more than 7 million exam requests from upward of 244,000 physicians for their findings, shared in the Journal of Digital Imaging.

A vision starts with a need, quickly followed by a question—how can we accomplish it? At Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, the vision to initiate digital pathology coupled with fully integrating radiology and digital pathology images in one enterprise imaging (EI) system started seven years ago. They went live in February—the first U.S. installation of Sectra’s Digital Pathology Solution at the No. 1 orthopedic hospital in the country, 10 years running.

The ACR detailed how radiologists can prepare to keep patient care operational after an attack in a deep-dive report published last week. 

Dutch doctors graded more than 650 radiology exams at their care center, labeling 20% as "deficient requests."

Only 41% of ACR members said they report breast arterial calcifications "always" or "most of the time," according to survey results shared in Academic Radiology.

Timely follow-up imaging increased from 46% before the intervention to 55% afterward, cardiothoracic radiologists reported in JACR.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is allegedly using "strong arm tactics," forcing physicians to swallow cuts as high as 30%, emboldened by the controversial federal policy. 

More complicated exams could require additional physician time and effort, Emory University experts detailed in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology

The partnership includes the private equity-backed imaging group filling this key medical role at the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics. 

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