Imaging Informatics

At Tuscaloosa’s DCH Regional Medical Center in Alabama, nurses are utilizing the latest imaging technology to create digital footprints of a newborn, WBRC Fox 6 News reports.

Integrating a commercial chest CT computer-aided detection (CAD) system into a clinical radiology reporting workflow reduced reading times by as much as 44 percent, according to research published in Academic Radiology.

Training radiology residents for on-call duties using a blended-curriculum model—known as a flipped classroom—has been gaining traction in graduate medical education. A recent study found integrating a cloud-based PACS viewer further improved trainee comprehension and comfort.

Developments in information technology over the last 50 years have propelled radiology into the digital arena—but when it comes to experiential learning (EL), paper logbooks still reign supreme.

A new virtual-reality (VR) software to correct segmentation errors on MRI scans was found to be faster, more accurate and enjoyable compared to a more commonly used system, reported authors of a recent Journal of Digital Imaging study.

Four radiologists were asked how they would handle a hypothetical EMR transition if it resulted in a loss of referrals, scheduling mix-ups and additional radiologists needed to complete basic tasks. Their answers were published in a recent article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

An AI software developed by researchers from NVIDIA, Aalto University in Finland and MIT may be able to fix low-resolution, grainy or pixelated medical images without previously observing examples of noise-free images.

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.

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.

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.

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.