Imaging Informatics

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.

The addition of the International Medical Solutions Educational Toolkit will allow for DICOM viewing and complement resident training projects, CME and other educational programs.

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.

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.

A team of researchers out of China found the CT-based radiomic signature of primary tumors can be used to quantitatively and noninvasively predict the spread of a common form of lung cancer to lymph nodes.

Twitter has become the most widely used social media network by those in the medical community. But imaging providers may not be properly using the platform, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Radiologist requisitions are the primary means of acquiring clinical information and have been shown to improve diagnosis. But new research suggests the quality of clinical information in these forms is declining.

Philips Healthcare and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICE-CERT) issued security advisories regarding vulnerabilities to Philip's medical imaging management software systems ISite and IntelliSpace PACS.

Deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are often associated with identifying nodules and classifying images, but a recent study found convolutional neural networks (CNNs) can be utilized in radiology workflows to determine musculoskeletal MRI protocols.

Radiologists are subject to a myriad of interruptions. These frequent disturbances increase reading times and reduce accuracy with potentially negative consequences for both patients and providers, according to a recent Academic Radiology study.

Gordon Memorial Hospital in Sheridan County, Nebraska, recently added a digital x-ray machine, and two years ago bought a CT scanner. Since then, diagnosis and overall care has been steadily improving, the Scottsbluff StarHerald reports.

According to an article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, the rise of PACS and digital reading rooms are contributing to work-related musculoskeletal injuries among radiologists.