Imaging Informatics

Of 3,627 emergency patients imaged twice for cardiothoracic concerns at two academic medical centers over a five-year period—once with chest x-ray and once with chest CT—50.3 percent were sent to the second modality before the final radiology report on the first was available.

Integrating nonurgent but clinically significant radiology alerts into the EHR offers a workable way to manage followup patient care—and the integration doesn’t impede closed-loop communication between radiologists and referring physicians. 

Tick, tick, tick. The ICD-10 implementation next month is almost here, and a number of organizations are offering last-minute education and checklists to get prepped ahead of the deadline.

Heading up the Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center, Gorkem Sevinc, MSE, CIIP, focuses the bulk of his attention on partnering with clinical and research personnel within Hopkins Medicine to collaboratively build innovative Health IT tools. Software development, IT infrastructure, workflow and collaboration tools are all part of his purview.

Danish medical device company Brainreader has announced FDA approval for its Neuroreader MR software designed to quickly detect changes in a patient’s brain volume brought on by neurodegenerative diseases or traumatic brain injuries.

Join us for this year's annual ATA Fall Forum, Sept. 16-18, in Washington, D.C. The forum will focus on specific telemedicine topics and allow attendees to network and make lasting professional connections.

A recent profile in the Triangle Business Journal described Garner, N.C.-based Viztek as being in “growth mode” following FDA approval of its Exa PACS earlier this year.

Radiology has improved efficiency in recent years by borrowing ideas from other industries, and Imaging Advantage, a teleradiology group, is finding success by tapping into the business models of Amazon or Uber.

Figure 1 is a mobile app for sharing images, but unlike popular photo sharing services like Instagram or Flickr, Figure 1 is geared towards physicians looking to swap pictures—and advice—with colleagues.

3D printers are providing surgeons with lifelike models and their patients with deeper understanding of the procedures they face.  In addition to more traditional 3D printers that can build muscle and and other structures, newer technologies avialable at places like Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston are now able to recreate flesh and bone.

A recent survey found that healthcare patients were comfortable sharing their private data for research purposes, but their comfort level dropped when their data was being used for marketing efforts.

A Philippines-based healthcare startup has recently launched a web-based application that works to combat the global shortage of radiologists.