CDS prompts appropriate advanced imaging orders
July 17, 2019 -- Using clinical decision-support (CDS) software in clinical practice improves the appropriateness scores of advanced imaging orders, according to a study published online July 16 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
How to fix an underperforming or 'broken' PACS
July 17, 2019 -- Breakups between PACS customers and their vendors can be messy and are often best avoided. In this column, PACSman Michael J. Cannavo offers tips on how healthcare institutions can ensure their PACS performs the way they need -- without having to end the relationship with their PACS provider.  Discuss
4 key enterprise imaging takeaways from SIIM 2019
July 16, 2019 -- Although enterprise imaging has been a popular topic of discussion in recent years, customer adoption still remains relatively low. Market analyst Stephen Holloway shares his four key observations on enterprise imaging from the recent Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting in Denver.  Discuss
Teleradiology: Blessing or curse?
July 3, 2019 -- Teleradiology offers some important benefits, such as after-hours and multispecialty coverage. But some say its cons outweigh its pros. So, is teleradiology a blessing or a curse? It's probably a mix of both, according to a study published online July 1 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Video from SIIM 2019: Herman Oosterwijk on enterprise imaging
July 1, 2019 -- DENVER - Consultant Herman Oosterwijk discussed technology trends in imaging informatics and shared three approaches to implementing enterprise imaging in a video interview at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Discuss
Video from SIIM 2019: Dr. Howard Chen on recent advances in imaging informatics
June 28, 2019 -- DENVER - What were the key developments in imaging informatics in 2018? Dr. Howard Chen of the Cleveland Clinic highlights five significant trends and discusses their potential influence on the future direction of the field in this video from the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Discuss
Video from SIIM 2019: Dr. Charles Kahn on safe, effective, and humane AI
June 27, 2019 -- DENVER - It's important to test radiology artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms thoroughly with a rigorous methodological approach prior to adoption, said Dr. Charles Kahn of the University of Pennsylvania in a video interview Thursday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Discuss
Video from SIIM 2019: Dr. Jim Whitfill on AI, enterprise imaging, and patient engagement
June 27, 2019 -- DENVER - A new artificial intelligence (AI) challenge aimed at spurring development of algorithms for detecting pneumothorax on x-rays is among the highlights at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting, said SIIM Chair Dr. Jim Whitfill in a video interview.  Discuss
SIIM: Automated reporting tool optimizes CT lung screening
June 27, 2019 -- DENVER - A computer-assisted reporting tool integrated directly into the radiology workflow bolstered the ability of clinicians to distinguish benign from malignant lung nodules on CT lung screening exams in a new study, presented on Wednesday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Discuss
CDs still prevail for giving patients access to images
June 13, 2019 -- The compact disc (CD) has increasingly become an obsolete form of storage that's no longer readily accessible by many computers. However, most hospitals still rely on this archaic medium to provide patients with copies of their imaging studies, according to research published online June 11 in Radiology.  Discuss