Patients with retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters used to prevent venous thromboembolisms face increased complication risks the longer their device remains in the body. Researchers created an informatics tool to address the issue.
June 25, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Resting state fMRI implemented into a clinical picture archiving and communication system (PACS) to identify eloquent cortex in patients unable to participate in a task-based study displayed a lower failure rate than standard MRI, according to research published in PLOS One.
June 19, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
A convolutional neural network (CNN) model performed as well as clinicians in classifying the area of concern in retinal fundus images and provided evidence for why those choices were made—a common problem for artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) submitted formal comments June 11 to the Energy and Commerce Committee applauding the organization’s investigation into medical device vulnerabilities and outlined suggested policies to advance cybersecurity for legacy medical imaging equipment.
June 13, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Private practices face different informatics challenges than larger institutions, but Adam H. Kaye, MD, with Advanced Radiology Consultants in Bridgeport, Connecticut, believes there are a number of areas radiologists can focus on to show value to the institution and drive profits.
June 12, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Chris Roth, MD, PhD and vice chair of information technology and clinical informatics at Duke University Medical Center once led a enterprise imaging initiative that resulted in hard times for the hospital and himself—but he helped implement a governance strategy so his mistakes are never repeated.
June 11, 2018 | Practice Management
When one institution gave radiologists a programmable 13-button mouse over a two-day period, many preferred the non-conventional device over the traditional three-button variety, according to a study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
June 06, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
A group of imaging leaders took to the stage during a session at the Society for Imaging informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2018 annual meeting to share memorable hardships related to imaging informatics and what they learned.
June 05, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Michael Recht, MD, chairman of the department of radiology at NYU Langone Medical Center, said, during a session at SIIM's 2018 annual meeting, that data need to be accurate, customizable, actionable and accessible for a strong analytics program.
June 04, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine’s 2018 annual meeting wrapped up with a keynote address from Curt Langlotz, MD, PhD, with Stanford University, on the rise of artificial intelligence (AI).
June 01, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
A group of panelists at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM)'s annual meeting say radiology and pathology must partner to advance both specialties, with a Google-like capability for clinicians as one possible goal.
May 25, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
University of Virginia researchers found that radiology trainees benefit the most from a commercially available clinical decision support (CDS) program being implemented into an electronic health record, which overall improves the appropriateness scores of ordered imaging studies significantly.  
May 15, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
A team of U.S. researchers has found a radiomics approach to analyze CT images of lung cancers that may eliminate false positives during cancer screening. It could potentially minimize morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs.
May 09, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Creating a disease-specific pulmonary embolism (PE) chest CT angiography (CTA) reporting template resulted in more complete studies, according to recent research. It also improved image quality.
May 03, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
A pair of researchers from the University of Virginia Health System asked themselves if the “archaic” form of communication could be upgraded.
Apr 30, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Veterans with premium accounts will now have access to their medical images and associated study reports online via the My HealtheVet portal, according to a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) news release.
Imaging Informatics
Apr 27, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Research published in the Journal of Digital Imaging found integrating PACS with an electronic medical record (EMR) not only saved radiologists time—it allowed for more frequent EMR access and ultimately improved care.
Imaging Informatics
Apr 26, 2018 | Practice Management
Radiologists or technologists who manually select protocols for commonly ordered exams rarely add value, making protocol selection a prime target for workflow automation, according to recent research.
Practice Management, Imaging Informatics
Apr 25, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
The addition of the International Medical Solutions Educational Toolkit will allow for DICOM viewing and complement resident training projects, CME and other educational programs.
Imaging Informatics
Apr 24, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) announced April 23 it will be expanding the breadth of the NEMA American National Standard for Servicing of Medical Devices to cover all medical devices—not just those dealing with imaging technologies.
Imaging Informatics
Apr 23, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
A group of hackers has been targeting and installing malware into x-rays, MRIs and other medical machines in the U.S. to learn more about such devices, according to an article published by Forbes.
Imaging Informatics