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Risk-Based Breast Cancer Prevention

Breast cancer screenings are always being debated. How often should you get them? At what age should you get them? If you are low-risk, can you be screened less often? If you are high-risk, should you be screened more often? Patient Education More than ever, women are beginning to take extreme measures to prevent or […]

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Use Enterprise Imaging to Support Value-Based Care

You have probably heard buzzwords in the medical field like “value-based care” or “interoperability” recently. In this post, we will review the ways in which an enterprise imaging solution can help hospitals and imaging centers alike support their value-based care initiatives. What is Enterprise Imaging? Enterprise Imaging is a type of software that allows all […]

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How Should I Take Advantage of Cloud-Based Services?

In September of last year, I wrote a blog titled Choosing a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) concerning the challenges of selecting a cloud service provider. I covered cloud service provider options, questions you should ask, and roles and responsibilities. Almost one year later, things have continued to evolve. The health care community is now fully […]

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MRI & Machine Learning: Delays Slowing You Down?

In March of this year, there was an article posted in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) covering the most common reasons for MRI delays. The top two were patient motion and claustrophobia. They pulled data from nine imaging centers operated by Emory University, and reviewed over 34,000 scans. Of those exams, 17 […]

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Is your facility at risk for ransomware?

Novarad’s Response to Ransomware Issues

In recent days, Healthcare and other organizations around the world have reported having been affected by “ransomware” software – a type of malware that prevents access to one’s own data until a “ransom” is paid to the perpetrators through untraceable online channels.  If a system becomes compromised, your organization’s options would be to either pay […]

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Is Breast MRI Being Underutilized?

Breast MRI has been used for years, and has been found to have many benefits compared to Mammography. If this is true, then why is it still only prescribed for women considered high risk? Most women who develop breast cancer are of “average risk”. Breast MRI improves early diagnosis of breast cancer compared to Mammography. […]

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Healthcare Analytics… Essential to Your Survival

Global healthcare is transforming from a volume-based business to a value-based business. With increasing demand from consumers for better healthcare, providers are taking a closer look at how they can improve quality and enhance value. As the search continues, data is increasingly becoming the surest way to decide what to do. What is healthcare analytics? […]

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How dual modality imaging helps baseball players with elbow pain

Happy Opening Day, America! The 2017 baseball season has officially started and has already seen some exciting games, including two walk-offs! Thankfully, we have not seen any injuries yet, but when those elbows start to become issues for players, dual-modality imaging will be there ready to help. Utilizing both an ultrasound (US) as well as […]

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Telehealth to the Rescue!

People always seem to be looking for the next big thing. Telehealth just might be the next big thing in healthcare. Especially among parents with children 18 and under, because–let’s be honest–no one wants to take a toddler to a walk-in clinic or other medical office where germs are running rampant and unchecked. Telehealth to […]

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Changes in Dose Monitoring…. Are you ready?

Change in reductions Much like new CMS standards for reimbursement affecting computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR). The same is affecting CT machines and Dose Monitoring. The NEMA Standard XR-29 includes DICOM-compliant radiation dose structured reporting, automatic exposure control, dose check features, including adult and pediatric protocols. As you all know Equipment not in […]

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What happened at HIMSS? Big data, interoperability and more

Here’s the thing. We can’t always go to trade shows, and luckily we don’t always have to. Here’s what you missed if you didn’t get to HIMSS (or maybe you went but missed it anyways–we won’t judge). Perhaps the real question here is whether or not you prefer Orlando to Las Vegas. Four trends emerged at HIMSS […]

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Deep Learning – The Future of Medical Imaging

The future concerning radiology and deep learning comes with varying emotions and reactions. For starters, there are many who are concerned about the disruptions that might come to radiology. Many fear that the advanced technology will take away their jobs. Others believe that the advancements will just expand radiologist roles in predicting disease and guiding […]

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ROBOTS ARE TAKING OVER RADIOLOGY! …and it’s a good thing

If you want to understand why robots are taking over radiology, you should first understand the concept of “Deep Learning.” So what is it? Deep learning in radiology is a stepping stone towards Artificial Intelligence (AI) — it is a branch of machine learning based on a set of algorithms that attempt to replicate high-level […]

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