Imaging Informatics

Google was set to publish a dataset containing 100,000 chest x-rays, until it received an urgent call from the National Institutes of Health.

St. George University Hospitals Foundation Trust in the U.K. admitted that missed radiology findings contributed to the death of three patients at its hospital, according to reporting from Health Services Journal.

An Australian researcher found labeling problems, some "significant," within two large, publicly available medical imaging datasets.

The Ovarian-Adnexal Reporting and Data System combines a common North American approach with a widely used European algorithmic technique, created by an American College of Radiology-sponsored team.

Philips has accused medical device repair and servicing company Summit Imaging of hacking into its ultrasound machines and other devices and stealing trade secrets, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court in Seattle.

“Although one would think that the radiology report plays a critical role in patient care, few studies have determined whether radiology reports are actually viewed by referrers," Sadaf Sahraian, with Johns Hopkins Medical Institution said.

Facial recognition software paired patient photographs to their corresponding MRI scans 83% of the time, according to new research out of the Mayo Clinic.

“With the ability to understand each of the different domains and translate between the experts in these domains, imaging informaticists are now essential players in the development, evaluation and deployment of AI in the clinical environment.”

On Jan. 1, 2020, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 will require that physicians consult appropriate use criteria for ordering advanced imaging studies. Radiologists can help make sure clinical decision support tools help, not hurt imaging decisions.

The voluntary standards—"EMA/MITA HN 1-2019, Manufacturer Disclosure Statement for Medical Device Security,” or MDS2—include a standardized form for manufacturers to complete with detailed information on the security features embedded in medical devices.

The American College of Radiology released the contrast-specific LI-RADS system in response to the widespread use of the material in clinical practice. To date, however, few studies have analyzed its interreader agreement, and in those that have, results have been inconsistent.

Radiology departments can integrate a new algorithm into their workflow that automatically calculates total lung capacity (TLC) from CT images, reported authors of a new study published in Clinical Radiology.