Imaging Informatics

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston is diving straight into the hype of blockchain by collaborating with Korean blockchain startup MediBloc to improve the health system’s patient data sharing and storage capabilities, according to a report published Dec. 5 by CoinDesk.

Radiology has the highest use of telemedicine for patient interactions than any other medical specialty, according to results from a nationally representative survey published in the December issue of Health Affairs by the American Medical Association (AMA).

By using radiomics, Chinese researchers found that the diagnostic performance of mammography could improve and offer complementary information to radiologists regarding benign and malignant breast tumors, as reported in the Journal of the American College of Radiology on Dec. 5.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and big data can help radiologists provide better care while reducing costs, but a majority of institutions lack the infrastructure to optimally consume and utilize these technologies, said Paul Chang, MD, of the University of Chicago, during RSNA's 2018 Annual Meeting.

Researchers from Stanford University have determined that convolutional neural networks (CNNs) trained with just 20,000 labeled images can accurately classify chest x-rays as either normal or abnormal, according to a new study published Nov. 13 in Radiology.

A decision support tool can help physicians better diagnose bladder cancer treatment response on CT, according to an Nov. 10 study published in Academic Radiology.

Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna in Austria provided new guidance for selecting optimizing features from 18F-FDG-PET/CT studies—demonstrating feature variations can be minimized for selected image parameters and imaging systems, in a new study published Nov. 2 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

Medical images and articles found on Wikipedia may help patients better understand their radiology reports, according to a new study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging.

In an increasingly technology-driven world, more hospitals are introducing patient portal systems. But when it comes to delivering imaging results to patients, instant access isn’t always best, wrote authors of a new study published in Radiology.

Anthony Galinato, MD, of Johns Hopkins Medical Institution in Baltimore, and colleagues analyzed why some radiology exams are never viewed, in a study published Nov. 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Clinical reporting strategies for PET/CT imaging exams in the oncology setting vary widely, according to results of a worldwide survey of clinicians published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Thirty percent of respondents reported they were unaware reporting guidelines existed.

“This system has made everything much more transparent in that we can see everyone in every area of the hospital and it makes every area much more transparent because we can see what’s happening,” interventional radiologist Ellen Francesconi, MD, told HealthImaging.