Radiology Review: 2016 and the Year Ahead

Radiology Review: 2016 and the Year Ahead

December is here, the weather is frightful, the election is over, and we are all talking to our friends and family again.  2016 has been a crazy year to say the least, but what has 2016 been for the world of Radiology? Here are the trends we saw this year, and what we see in […]

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Getting tired of Chicago? You shouldn’t be!

RSNA is tiring for everyone who attends (if you’ve found a way around it, share your secrets please!), but after the conference day is over, Chicago is still one of the most exciting, history-filled cities in the country. The city comes alive with all sorts of events during the holiday season, and this year is most likely […]

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Diabetes Awareness Month & Radiology: Imaging’s Role

It’s November, and while most people are starting to think about the holidays and everything that goes along with them, November is a very important month in the medical world. November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. One in 11 Americans have diabetes, and with 86 million […]

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Voice Recognition, Is It Good Enough?

Gone are the days of a transcriptionist ensuring perfectly dictated reports. Though voice recognition is far from perfect, it’s not going anywhere. Although voice recognition software has its setbacks, the software can streamline and automate your system, saving time and money. In the article The key to a successful standardized structured reporting program? Get radiologists on board. […]

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Virtual Reality Applications in Radiology

Virtual Reality (VR) and radiology application is not a new concept. We’ve toyed with the idea since the 1980s but new technologies have made leaps and bounds to making this tech more and more viable, as well as more compact and user-friendly. Will Smartphones Bring Virtual Reality to Radiology? – ITN This ITN article talks about […]

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Radiologist Burnout: Identifying and Preventing Negative Consequences

Did you know that radiologists rank 7th highest in burnout for physicians? Maybe we’ve been so focused on patient satisfaction that we’ve forgotten to worry about physician satisfaction. So what can be done to reduce burnout? Let’s take a look. In the articles 6 steps to reduce radiologist burnout and More control, less stress: 5 strategies to reduce […]

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Does it pay to be a radiologist?

Radiology Income Report

In the spring of this year, Medscape released their annual Radiologist Compensation Report. Radiologist income (annual average) scored fifth from the top at $375,000 dollars. This is an increase of $14,000 dollars over last year, or a six percent increase from 2015’s $351,000. Almost all radiologists polled attributed the radiologist income increase to patient volume. Why has there […]

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Radiology Pieces of Interest: New Technology

New technologies have come to the forefront of the medical world that have great potential to greatly benefit the radiology industry. Here are 5 articles that show some of the different technologies and how they will impact both the radiology and healthcare industries. IBM and MIT team on cognitive computing, machine vision, artificial intelligence for healthcare – […]

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Are you up-to-date with ACR requirements? An overview of recent changes

The American College of Radiology (ACR) constantly updates its radiology requirements, as well as its feedback and opinion on current issues affecting radiology. With all of these frequent updates, it can be difficult to keep up with the healthcare roller coaster of progress, issues, and trends. It seems as though change is the norm! ACR, […]

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Anything But Forgotten: Advancements in Alzheimer’s Early Diagnosis

In 2014, researchers at Rush University discovered that the annual number of deaths each year due to Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. among people at least 75 years of age is about 500,000. Just 84,000 are typically reported on death certificates. This means that Alzheimer’s is actually far more widespread than most of us believe, […]

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Just Throw It Up to the Cloud (Storage)

Cloud storage has been around since the turn of the century, although many consumers still think the cloud was created by Apple (Cloud computing is believed to have been invented by Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider in the 1960s). Cloud storage solutions are readily available to everyone, with most of us now saving our photos, music, […]

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Product Development: Is your vendor there for you?

So, all your systems run fine for your needs. No need for updates. No need for new technology. Doesn’t that sound laughable? Friends and acquaintances, employees and coworkers, are always complaining about technology. That’s why there continue to be new cellphones, laptops, tablets, kindles, smart-boards, interactive monitors, etc. Each of these were designed specifically to […]

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What You MUST Understand About HIPAA and Patient Photography

You probably have patient photographs on your laptop, tablet and phone right now, but is that the proper control? The regulations that govern how photographs are to be stored and used by medical professionals is widely misunderstood. Everyone in the medical field is (or certainly should be) aware of HIPAA, and the importance of protecting […]

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Did You Know? New NovaPACS Label Option “Image Index”

There are times when users are working with images in the Image Viewer and they need to know which particular image they are viewing. The Image Number label displays the image number supplied in the DICOM file, which may not always be consistent or clear. To give users a better frame of reference, there is […]

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Why Virtual Colonoscopy is the Future of Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in the U.S for both men and women. Although it’s a serious health risk, less than half of people 50 and older get a colonoscopy. Why is this? Simply put, people don’t want to go through an uncomfortable and awkward procedure. Optical colonoscopy’s greatest downfall People are potentially risking […]

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Yes, Radiology Can (And Should) Benefit from Clinical Decision Support

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Did you know that 25 percent of all advanced imaging services are clinically inappropriate? If you didn’t, you’ve probably had an inkling about it and likely have experienced it yourself. This wastes time and money, causes unnecessary use of radiation, and devalues radiological services. This is just one of the problems that clinical decision support […]

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Scalability; a Vendor Neutral Archive Necessity

A Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) gives healthcare facilities the opportunity to share information, promote progress, and increase the accuracy of diagnoses and patient care plans. However, there are discrepancies in how companies design their VNAs. Some have limited space for storage, some offer imprecise one-size-fits-all plans, and some offer specialized viewers that only work with […]

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4 Things You Need to Know About Clinical Decision Support Right Now

Over the past few months we have fielded several calls, emails and inquiries for information related to the Clinical Decision Support (CDS) mandate which was passed into law in 2014 as a part of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA). The law set the deadline for CDS implementation for January 1, 2016. The questions […]

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How will enterprise imaging improve your patient care?

It’s exhausting trying to keep up with every new healthcare technology that crops up day to day. Furthermore, how do you know that these things aren’t just fad technologies? How do you know what’s here to stay (at least until the next big thing comes along in five to ten years)? Does this struggle sound familiar? […]

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Why AI? The Potential for Computer Minds in Imaging

[vc_column width=”1/2″]Let’s play a quick guessing game. What do the following movies have in common? I, Robot. A Space Odyssey. The Terminator. The Matrix. They address the potential threat machines hold to humanity’s way of life. There is perhaps no greater perpetual source of innovation than the study and development of artificial intelligence. Simultaneously, it […]

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