Imaging Informatics

CT colonography’s uphill climb may only get steeper, as researchers have achieved 100% accuracy identifying cancers below the surface of colorectal tissue by combining optical coherence tomography with deep learning.

Hospitals and health systems taking the leap into enterprise imaging have some pressing questions to consider, including who controls the imaging data?

Many institutions are making radiology reports available via online portals, but can patients actually understand the information in them?

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.