Imaging Informatics

One of the two largest brain cancer data collections in the U.S. has been made publicly available to researchers worldwide through the Georgetown Database of Cancer (G-DOC), according to an Aug. 10 release from Georgetown University’s Lombardi Cancer Center.
At Tuscaloosa’s DCH Regional Medical Center in Alabama, nurses are utilizing the latest imaging technology to create digital footprints of a newborn, WBRC Fox 6 News reports.
Integrating a commercial chest CT computer-aided detection (CAD) system into a clinical radiology reporting workflow reduced reading times by as much as 44 percent, according to new research published in Academic Radiology.
Training radiology residents for on-call duties using a blended-curriculum model—known as a flipped classroom—has been gaining traction in graduate medical education. A recent study found integrating a cloud-based PACS viewer further improved trainee comprehension and comfort.
Developments in information technology over the last 50 years have propelled radiology into the digital arena—but when it comes to experiential learning (EL), paper logbooks still reign supreme.
A new virtual-reality (VR) software to correct segmentation errors on MRI scans was found to be faster, more accurate and enjoyable compared to a more commonly used system, reported authors of a recent Journal of Digital Imaging study.
Four radiologists were asked how they would handle a hypothetical EMR transition if it resulted in a loss of referrals, scheduling mix-ups and additional radiologists needed to complete basic tasks. Their answers were published in a recent article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
An AI software developed by researchers from NVIDIA, Aalto University in Finland and MIT may be able to fix low-resolution, grainy or pixelated medical images without previously observing examples of noise-free images.
Patients with retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters used to prevent venous thromboembolisms face increased complication risks the longer their device remains in the body. Researchers created an informatics tool to address the issue.
Resting state fMRI implemented into a clinical picture archiving and communication system (PACS) to identify eloquent cortex in patients unable to participate in a task-based study displayed a lower failure rate than standard MRI, according to research published in PLOS One.
A convolutional neural network (CNN) model performed as well as clinicians in classifying the area of concern in retinal fundus images and provided evidence for why those choices were made—a common problem for artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) submitted formal comments June 11 to the Energy and Commerce Committee applauding the organization’s investigation into medical device vulnerabilities and outlined suggested policies to advance cybersecurity for legacy medical imaging equipment.
Private practices face different informatics challenges than larger institutions, but Adam H. Kaye, MD, with Advanced Radiology Consultants in Bridgeport, Connecticut, believes there are a number of areas radiologists can focus on to show value to the institution and drive profits.
Chris Roth, MD, PhD and vice chair of information technology and clinical informatics at Duke University Medical Center once led a enterprise imaging initiative that resulted in hard times for the hospital and himself—but he helped implement a governance strategy so his mistakes are never repeated.
When one institution gave radiologists a programmable 13-button mouse over a two-day period, many preferred the non-conventional device over the traditional three-button variety, according to a study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Jun 06, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
A group of imaging leaders took to the stage during a session at the Society for Imaging informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2018 annual meeting to share memorable hardships related to imaging informatics and what they learned.
Imaging Informatics, Practice Management, Conferences
Jun 05, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Michael Recht, MD, chairman of the department of radiology at NYU Langone Medical Center, said, during a session at SIIM's 2018 annual meeting, that data need to be accurate, customizable, actionable and accessible for a strong analytics program.
Imaging Informatics, Conferences
The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine’s 2018 annual meeting wrapped up with a keynote address from Curt Langlotz, MD, PhD, with Stanford University, on the rise of artificial intelligence (AI).
Artificial Intelligence, Imaging Informatics, Conferences
Jun 01, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
A group of panelists at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM)'s annual meeting say radiology and pathology must partner to advance both specialties, with a Google-like capability for clinicians as one possible goal.
Imaging Informatics, Conferences
May 25, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
University of Virginia researchers found that radiology trainees benefit the most from a commercially available clinical decision support (CDS) program being implemented into an electronic health record, which overall improves the appropriateness scores of ordered imaging studies significantly.  
Imaging Informatics
May 15, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
A team of U.S. researchers has found a radiomics approach to analyze CT images of lung cancers that may eliminate false positives during cancer screening. It could potentially minimize morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs.
Imaging Informatics, Oncology Imaging