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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.  

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.

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.

A pair of researchers from the University of Virginia Health System asked themselves if the “archaic” form of communication could be upgraded.

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.

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.