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.

The voluntary standards—"EMA/MITA HN 1-2019, Manufacturer Disclosure Statement for Medical Device Security,” or MDS2—include a standardized form for manufacturers to complete with detailed information on the security features embedded in medical devices.

The American College of Radiology released the contrast-specific LI-RADS system in response to the widespread use of the material in clinical practice. To date, however, few studies have analyzed its interreader agreement, and in those that have, results have been inconsistent.

Radiology departments can integrate a new algorithm into their workflow that automatically calculates total lung capacity (TLC) from CT images, reported authors of a new study published in Clinical Radiology.

Pennsylvania (PA) Act 112, requires imaging facilities in the state to notify patients of abnormal imaging results. Authors of a Sept. 28 case study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology examined what this law does and how health systems are responding.

Academic radiology departments vary in how they handle second opinion consultations on outside studies, according to new research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. A more uniform approach, the researchers argued, could help radiologists and patients alike.

The researchers found features were so highly affected by CT acquisition and reconstruction settings that a majority were “nonreproducible.”

Brain scans contain vast amounts of patient data, some as valuable as that within your DNA. In a recent opinion piece published in Wired, professor of radiology and biomedical imaging at Yale, Evan D. Morris, PhD, argued that we need to do more to protect these valuable images.