After systematically reviewing 14 articles encompassing eight high-quality observer/performance studies and 1,868 radiographs and CT scans, two influential researchers are recommending closer consideration of computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) for regular use in lung-cancer screening by general radiologists.

It's hard to get things done when you're constantly being interrupted. This applies to any task, but is especially true for demanding tasks requiring focused concentration-like interpreting a medical image.

It's no secret that workflows in radiology are changing. A number of factors are impacting interpretation volume, while cutting-edge technologies are transforming how radiologists work.

Workflow engines have been deployed in a number of different industries and professions, from streamlining manufacturing to helping large law firms stay on task. Could workflow engines solve efficiency problems in radiology? Bradley J. Erickson, MD, PhD, suspects they can.

It's been a year and a half since Nuance Communications launched the Nuance PowerShare Network. It did so by acquiring the cloud-based medical image sharing company Accelarad and expanding its platform into a powerful web-based exchange for combined images and reports.

In a study sponsored by CMS as part of the Medicare Imaging Demonstration project, four focus groups of radiologists heaved a collective yawn over computerized decision support (CDS).

The FDA has cleared the Coronis Uniti diagnostic display from Barco for use with breast MRI, CT, breast ultrasound and other ultrasound indications, including vascular and gynecological ultrasound.

Your choice of words when conversing can give away your identity within a group—and the same goes for radiologists dictating reports. 

The much delayed ICD-10 transition has been on the minds of healthcare providers for years, but medical coding is usually a little dry for mainstream media headlines. With the number of codes soon to approach 140,000, however, they are starting to get very specific—and general public is beginning to notice.

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.