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The Evolution and Benefits of Advanced Clinical Radiology

The Evolution and Benefits of Advanced Clinical Radiology

Over the past century-plus—123 years, to be exact—the x-ray has become ingrained in our lives. Nearly everyone has had one, they’re relatively inexpensive, highly accessible, exams are painless and they provide a wealth of important information. Wilhelm Roentgen’s landmark discovery directly enhances countless lives, ours included.  It’s fair to say that advanced radiology began with the x-ray […]

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Leveraging unified VNA strategy to break down organizational silos in a healthcare enterprise

Becker’s Hospital Review recently featured an article by Novarad’s own Harold Welch titled, Leveraging unified VNA strategy to break down organizational silos in a healthcare enterprise. To read the full article, please visit Becker’s Hospital Review. A link is provided at the end of this article.  Technology is swiftly changing across the globe. As seen in other […]

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Enterprise Imaging, Threat or Opportunity for Radiology?

The majority of the US hospitals are looking for a VNA or Vendor Neutral Archive to facilitate future PACS upgrades and/or changes in PACS vendors and also to allow different specialties to make use of this enterprise-wide asset to archive and manage their images. An additional advantage of the VNA is that it also becomes […]

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Top Ten Considerations for VNA Implementation, Part 2

This is the second part of two articles detailing the top ten considerations for Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) selection and implementation. In the first part we discussed selecting a VNA for the right reason, picking the right approach (top-down or bottom-up), considering the workflow, ensuring it fits into your image exchange strategy, and paying attention […]

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Novarad’s OpenSight a Finalist in 16th Annual Utah Innovation Awards

Novarad’s OpenSight Augmented Reality System has been named a finalist in the 16th Annual Utah Innovation Awards. OpenSight renders patients’ imaging studies into 3D and presents them in an interactive manner accurately overlaid directly on to the patient’s body. It offers a true, life-size rendering with exact alignment and orientation, valuable for medical education, research and […]

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Top Ten Considerations for VNA Implementation, Part 1

The majority of US-based healthcare facilities are either considering or implementing the consolidation of their medical image archiving in the form of a Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA). Early experiences have taught that it is not trivial to select the right VNA, and have revealed several pitfalls during the implementation phase. This series of two articles […]

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When Disaster Strikes: Data Recovery and Radiology

That won’t happen to us, that couldn’t happen here, it won’t be as bad as they say… These are the things we tell ourselves when it comes to natural disaster. But, I’m sure you could go ask any one of the victims of the disasters that have struck the U.S. over the last two months, […]

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Not Digital Yet? Here’s Why You Should Consider Investing in DR

Many questions have arisen lately from the reimbursement changes that affected analog radiography (film), computed radiography (CR), and digital radiography (DR). We are here to try to help you make some sense out of what is happening and hopefully save you some money as well as decrease your carbon footprint. A Policy Review First, let’s […]

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Enterprise Imaging: The next natural step for healthcare

First off, let’s answer the question: What is enterprise imaging? Short version: enterprise imaging is the next step in healthcare information storage. Slightly longer version: enterprise imaging is a software that allows physicians to see images from all of the different “ologies” in which a patient has had imaging done. Next, let’s compare imaging solution […]

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Multifunctional and retrofitted-What’s new in radiography and fluoroscopy

You’ve surely been party to the buzz around digital radiography (DR) that’s been floating around–mostly because of the impending Medicare reimbursement cuts–so it should come as no surprise that it’s going to be a hot topic at this year’s RSNA. Somewhat in anticipation of this, Healthcare Business News recently published an article entailing the different […]

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IT: Essential to the Transformation of Medical Imaging

Guess what, rads? It’s National Health IT Week! NHIT Week is a week set aside each year to showcase the value of healthcare IT. IT is essential to radiology today. Our field is in a state of rapid growth–the latest medical technology, strong IT tools and up-to-date personnel are essential! Health IT Preserves the Role […]

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Text Reminders can reduce patient “no-shows”

“No-shows” can be one of the most frustrating aspects of a physician’s job. No-shows have the potential to make a carefully crafted schedule become disorganized and provide the opportunity for compensation to vanish. While there is no way to completely stop no-shows all together, text reminders have proven to be an effective means of decreasing […]

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Is Your Practice FastPractice?

Do you need a program that allows you to manage patient accounts, view unbilled procedures, and seamlessly bills insurance companies and patients? ICD- 10 and ICD- 9 coding compliance, while also providing seamless integration with your PACS, RIS, and billing systems? Here’s how Novarad’s FastPractice may be able to help. Increased Cash Flow and Billing […]

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Dose monitoring on the rise: What are you doing?

The rate of CT scans over the last 35 years has increased over 166 percent! We’ve gone from 3 million CT scans performed in 1980 to 80 million scans being performed in 2015. There are multiple reasons for this rate of increase: growth in population, ageing of baby boomers, and advancements in radiology. This also […]

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Giving Enterprise Imaging a New Dimension

Novarad, a pioneer in healthcare IT and imaging solutions, was established in 1990 by Dr. Wendell Gibby, a radiologist with a vision for technology’s role in the continuous improvement of radiology systems. Home to a rich culture of innovation, Novarad keeps up with the proliferation of digital medical images, patient records and other clinically relevant […]

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3 Reasons to Come to User Group

Writer’s Log. Stardate 95203.79. Novarad’s User Group — Novarad Connect — is steadily approaching and despite their best efforts, the Cardassians have not lessened our resolve to attend this User Group. Command has tasked my ship to send out a transmission to other less-enthusiastic starships in the sector with information about Novarad Connect. Augmented Reality Assisted Surgery […]

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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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