Enterprise Imaging

Enterprise imaging brings together all imaging exams, patient data and reports from across a healthcare system into one location to aid efficiency and economy of scale for data storage. This enables immediate access to images and reports any clinical user of the electronic medical record (EMR) across a healthcare system, regardless of location. Enterprise imaging (EI) systems replace the former system of using a variety of disparate, siloed picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), radiology information systems (RIS), and a variety of separate, dedicated workstations and logins to view or post-process different imaging modalities. Often these siloed systems cannot interoperate and cannot easily be connected. Web-based EI systems are becoming the standard across most healthcare systems to incorporate not only radiology, but also cardiology (CVIS), pathology and dozens of other departments to centralize all patient data into one cloud-based data storage and data management system.

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This week at the annual RSNA meeting, the worlds of radiologists and meteorologists collided when researchers presented evidence of associations between certain weather conditions and patients presenting with polytrauma. 

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But how reliable can synthetic radiologic images be in research settings? Are they as good as the real thing? 

RIS/PACS: Driving Standardization for a Large Hospital System

PocketHealth has launched a platform that lets patients and providers securely request, share and store medical images without the use of CD-ROMS or networks.

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In a new paper in Radiology, experts explain how the use of artificial intelligence to identify lesion subtypes could benefit both clinics and patients. 

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Many AI devices have already been integrated into clinical practice, but a new analysis questions whether certain validation processes could lead to algorithm biases.

Nearly 97% of residents from the nine programs included in this latest research reported a lack of sufficient exposure to AI during their training.

Ricardo Cury, MD, MBA, MSCCT, chairman of radiology, direct of cardiac imaging, Baptist Health South Florida  and Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, discusses the new CAD-RADS 2.0 cardiac imaging reporting criteria at the 2022 SCCT meeting. Interview with Radiology Business Editor Dave Fornell.

Ricardo Cury, MD, chairman of radiology and director of cardiac imaging, Baptist Health South Florida and Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, discusses the new CAD-RADS 2.0 cardiac imaging reporting criteria.

In a study cohort that included a total of 2,674,051 screening mammograms, these factors were found to result in the highest recall rates. 

Digitized informed patient consent prior to contrast-enhanced CT exams has significant advantages over traditional paper consent forms, but it also has the unfortunate effect of leaving some of the most vulnerable patients behind.  

Telemedicine

Virtual formats can benefit quality improvement initiatives by enabling leaders across institutions to collaborate on multiple projects while still offering their local teams support. 

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Radiomics methodologies could change how care plans are managed for patients with breast cancer by identifying those most likely to benefit from specific treatments.

An example of commercially available artificial intelligence (AI) automated grading of breast density on mammograms from the vendor Densitas..

Connie Lehman, MD, chief of breast imaging, co-director of the Avon Comprehensive Breast Evaluation Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses how artificial intelligence (AI) is being implemented in breast imaging.

Around the web

Ed Gaines, JD, CCP, vice president of regulatory affairs and industry liaison, Zotec Partners, discusses the impact of the No Surprises Act on healthcare and medical imaging at the RSNA 2022 meeting

Jorge Soto, MD, chair of the RSNA Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee, chief of radiology, Boston Medical Center, offers an overview of the trends, hot topics, research and technology at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2022 meeting.

Remote radiology is not without its formidable challenges. A longtime veteran of the model discussed a number of these in a session at RSNA 2022.

   
   
   
   
   
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